Langley cowboy shares decades of experience

Langley’s own horse whisperer Jay O’ Jay will lead one of the most popular components of this weekend’s Fraser Valley pet show.

O’ Jay, a cowboy with 30 years of horsemanship experience, will be talking about how the romance of the horse is still alive during the Pet Lover Show at Tradex in Abbotsford on Saturday and Sunday.

Calling on his wide spectrum of horse knowledge, from back country guiding, to colt starting, and professional horse training, he’ll be giving this weekend’s showgoers some tips on how to think like a horse and react accordingly.

O’Jay, who relocated from Alberta to Langley in 2012, will help aspiring riders and trainers at the show how to have a better understanding their horse. Or, for those who are just thinking about getting lessons – then he’ll be showing them how to get off on the right foot.

With a personal mission to improve everyone’s relationship and experience with their horse, this cowboy will share his respect for the horse with enthusiasm, patience, passion, and a lot of fun.

Having travelled the globe, studied equine behaviour, and led countless clinics, he’s become a renowned trainer and coach who helps riders develop skill levels in both groundwork and saddlework.

It’s this experience that O’Jay is bringing to Abbotsford this weekend. He will be one of dozens of special guests entertaining the crowds at the pet show, running at Tradex on Feb. 15 and 16.

The Pet Lover Show is back again — after a popular first year — with double the exhibits, features, and live demonstrations.

The two-day event will include information seminars and exhibits by top professionals, llama and dog agility shows, raptor demonstrations, a TICA-affiliated cat show, a K9 detection demonstration, a new dog fashion, and O’Jay’s horse clinics – among other things.

For more information and tickets for this weekend’s Pet Lover Show, people can go online to: or attend Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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