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The Tindell Family
Jerry came to California in 1971 where he began shoeing horses with his older brother Duke and
implementing his natural abilities with horses and mules expanding his knowledge and teaching it
to others. While Jerry was busy expanding his trade and shoeing horses he met a cowgirl named
Toni Smith, the love of his life.
In 1976 Jerry and Toni were married and had a daughter in 1977 they named Joni.
Jerry and Toni moved to Hesperia, California in 1996 where Toni’s parents Dale and Janet lived.
Dale and Jerry loved to be around horses and mules and also played an active role in Tindell’s
Horse & Mule School. Toni's Mom Janet went home to be with Jesus August 31, 2005, and Dale
(aka Smitty) followed in June 2010. The Tindell ranch is currently home to 20 plus horses/mules,
and the rest of the animal crew. (four dogs, a handful of chickens, two cows and three sheep.)
Joni married her high school sweetheart, Phil Bennet (aka Sarge). Phil served two tours in Iraq as
SGT and we are glad to have him home. Joni and Phil live in Oak Hills CA with their four children
Seth (Slim) who is 8, Cody (Hoss) who is 7, Annie Marie (Princess) who is 7, and Bruce
(Dead-Eye) who is 11. As you might notice, our family is big on nicknames! The entire family
plays an active role in the Tindell Ranch including “Cowboy Papa’s adn G.G’s little wranglers.
From our family to yours, we would like to thank you for visiting Tindell’s Horse & Mule School
(humans too). We hope you enjoy reading about our family, call us with any questions or come by
for some coffee, good stories, or a slice of Jerry's famous pie.
May God Bless you all.
-The Tindell Family
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6868 Coyote Trail, Oak Hills CA 92344 (760) 948-1172
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