Merikle Waters Paints & Quarters

Producing & Training Quality Family And Show Horses

Photo by Mackenzie Szabo

Photo by Megan Kruse


Trainer



Brandi Thiessen




*Previously certified with st. John ambulance with a


 level C CPR (expired 2011)



*Completed Intro animal-assisted therapy clinic



*Completed Two day advanced animal-assisted


 therapy clinic



*2011-2017 CPtHA Vice President



*2010-2017 APtHA Director



*Olds College Horse hoof care & trimming course



*Certificate in Equine Science UofG (With


Distinction)



*Diploma in Equine Studies UofG (With Distinction)



*Trainer/coach of numerous high point earners,


year end award winners (with CPtHA, APHA,


OHSA & AB-CPtHA), APHA PAC COR & COA's,

APHA futurity reserve champions, CPtHA National


Champions & Reserve Champions, CPtHA ROM


earners, Supreme Champion titles & earners of


ability certificates, North Country circuit


champions & Year end award winners & open show


stakes winners, CPtHA Futurity Champions &


Reserve Champions.



*Owner, trainer, breeding manager and operator


of MW since 2004



*Training professionally since 2008 

 





Brandi has been quite fortunate to get the chance


 to work under/with a large variety of


different trainers (breed, backgrounds &


specialties ranging from trail horses, show


jumping, to stunt horses and western pleasure). 




She has also had the opportunity to work with a


large range of types & breeds of horses, working


with all types of stock horses, thoroughbreds,


Arabians, morgans, a variety of pony breeds, 


a variety of draft breeds and even showing


both Caspian horses & Gypsy Vanners.

Brandi has a training approach that would be best described as 'Natural traditional horsemanship'. This is an approach that takes full consideration of not only the horses body and mind (and how they work together), but the desire for longevity in a long term relationship with your horse.