Jamie's life in Pictures!
Kaye Tomas (right) and Me
This picture was taken on my first ever course. it was 5 days on Level one. I was 11. Ever since meeting Kaye it was my goal to be as good as her with horses and general understanding of the mind. I still have a long way to go!!
Stormy looking Gorgeous as always!
Inga Larsson told me to ride a cloverleaf 2 hours a day for 7 days. On the sixth day this was how i was doing it!
Stormy and me
Stormy was the first horse I ever owned. at age 12 stormy and I (we are the same age) began learning parelli natural horsemanship. I'd be nothing without him!
Everything I have achieved has been thanks to one teacher. One very patient, caring, sweet and fast little Arabian. Stormy. Thanks again for all you have taught me and continue to teach me!
Kazan and Me
Zak a cheeky 16.1 extrovert. Was the first horse I started without help from my instructor Kaye Tomas. This was maybe his tenth ride.
Stormy and me again
Stormy and me spend hours just hanging out together. this is out on a local hill with the best grass. I have to try and give back since he has given me so much!
Another Picture of Zak (zoob) on his tenth ride it was like I'd redden him for years! such a good boy
Adrain, Kaye and Me
When I was 16 my 'collage' was to fly to Australia and study with Kaye as it happened Adrian was there teaching her dressage. two incredible instructors thank you for the time you put into me.
Adrain Heinen Level 3 clinic
As Kaye assistant I helped on all the courses ... but mostly just had way to much fun learning loads on my horse whisper!
Whisp and Me
When I arrived at the Airport with my mum for my first trip to Aus Kaye met us at the airport. "Sue you have a lovely horse. Two soaks, he's Chris's horse (Kaye's boy friend at the time). He has past his Level 3 and has won a national parelli tournament.' Kaye said "Jamie you have Whisper a scared barely started horse . And I think she will teach you a lot." I hated her for two weeks ... But soon I came to love her to pieces. I hear she is still doing well now. And of course Kaye was right ...
I leant so much in Australia! And when I got home guess who was there to teach me everything I hadn't got/understood the first time! Yep thats right my perfect arabian!
Stormy helps advertise!
Before I svn become an instructor stormy has used that sweet little faces to get anything he wanted! this picture was to get people to come to a demo I was at before i became an instructor. over 40 people watched ... at the time I was a nobody. It was all because of that sweet little face!
Helping me master cracking whips off of horses. stormy found this quite boring but he tolerated me ... I still don't know how!
When I was 18 I when't to the parelli ranch to do a six week course. In the top right we have Mattie who later became my wife. then Ruth in the middle, Kim to the right, rachel bottom left, David Grace middle and me bottom right. It was an amazing six weeks! and these people are what made it so special.
Real cowboys ride ...
Gary and me riding ... horses ... outside the lodge at the parelli ranch on my six week course.
Driving thunder and Lighting
When I got to Pat's barn I was in charge of the driving team for almost 7 months! It quickly became my passion. In this picture you can see pat riding revlon and his team including me coming up to teach lessons to the stuff at the corporate office.
Passing my Level 3
Me and the first group of externs past are level three and had our strings tied around our necks by pat ... and heres the proof
A daily routine. Thunder and lighting worked from 5 in the morning till 9 at night. Pat used to tease us that we had a 5 to 9 job!
Thunder and Lighting
This was my view most days at the parelli ranch. mmmm Nice ass!
After being at the ranch for almost 4 months. It became my responsibility to work all the driving horses and start the new ones. this picture is me giving tours of the ranch with Zues!
Riding little gem out
He was a challenge for me. this was his first ride out ... you can see my stirrups are very short so that I was ready to get into jockey position if he bolted ... Which he actually didn't But better safe than sorry.
This horse is one of the most challenging restarts I've ever done. I would often mess with his lips to stop myself from getting to serious and then frustrated.
Karen, Copper and me
This picture is of an ISP (a month long course). I was teaching bareback ridding on the wonderful Copper. and I was also having far to much fun.
teaching horses to pull the drag
During a ISP course we taught Copper to pull the chain drag. I was pulling the drag around the arena to get the horses used to seeing it .. Wait where is everyone? I think I may have been coned here! lol
This is the view from the home that i over into when I lived in the states
Mum and me
We were rounding up cattle on tow lovely big draft horses Wyatt that my mum is riding and Rebel that I'm ridding.
Teaching a group lesson
Then I tarted teaching and training ...
Teaching a Driving lesson
My 'new' big girl. getting ready for her 15th ride!
Out riding in the wales hills
We all got off because the stallion was out and defending his herd.
Playing with Jack
I started Jack in 2014
This started because her owner said that cowboys shoot there rifles under the horses neck ... So me and her son ollie started trying to figure out how ... We determined that it was Hollywood nonsense : )
Fourth ride or so.