I first met Jaimey and Tina in 2006 when I sent my pony Ali Baba in
full training at Stoney Lake Equestrian. They taught me a lot on Ali,
from the very basis of a proper seat to the A-B-C of shoulder-ins. We
however decided it was time for me to go from ponies to horses. We
then bought my horse Eddie. After my first summer as a student of
Jaimey and Tina with Ali Baba, I spent two summers as a working
student for them with my horse Eddie.
At Stoney Lake Equestrian, I learned Jaimey and Tina’s training
philosophy, which convinced me I was in the right team to learn and
succeed in a nice environment. One of the important things I learned
was rigorous work at all times. What you do, you do at your best, even
if it is about stretching your horse after a work session. On the
technical side, everything I was told about rhythm, suppleness,
contact, impulsion, straightness and collection made sense, and that
among the great variety of exercises we’d do on our every day training
program. The result obtained was not only an efficient improvement of
my riding, but also an enhancement of my capacity to ride on my own
and know what to look for when working a horse.
Beside riding, being a working student for Jaimey and Tina was a great
experience. I got to see the back scene of the high level dressage
ring and I met a friendly and dynamic team. Work has always been a
pleasure as I kept learning even at the barn work and as Jaimey and
Tina have always been grateful to me.
To any young rider who’d like to live an experience that will
positively leave its mark on their life, I’d recommend to go say hi
to Jaimey and Tina. Whether it is to find a horse, reach higher levels
or simply discover the dressage world, they will for sure give their
200% to help you reach your goals.
Thank you Jaimey, Thank you Tina.
— Camille Fréchette