Gerald Gene Korell

1942 -
Riverton

Gerald Gene Korell

Born in 1942 at Kinnear, Gerald grew up on the family homestead in Fremont County. The family raised sheep, cattle, and horses. He got his first paying job at the age of 12 as the horse wrangler for Diamond G Ranch west of Dubois. He stacked thousands of bales of hay, jockeyed racehorses, and did the fall gathering for Diamond G Ranch in Dunoir Valley, mainly by himself. He also worked for five years as a big game guide for Clarence Beck on Fall Creek out of Jackson and continued raising Quarter Horses and feeding cattle. He worked on ranches calving, branding, doctoring, sorting, and shipping cattle, breaking colts, and punching cows, including Maller Ranch at Lost Cabin. At an early age, he realized that cattle make good horses and horses make good people. He expanded his breeding program and raised many nice foals. This led to the production of racehorses and arena horses that excel in barrel racing, team roping, and are solid ranch horses. In 2016, the American Quarter Horse Association honored him with the 50- Year Breeder Award.