Many people around the world are mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. The late monarch had an unwavering love for horses and made a lasting impact in the community.

The Queen’s lasting impression can be felt as far away as Oklahoma. Jamie Jennings has been training horses for years; his work was even recognized by the late Queen.

“I feel like a bright light has been taken out of the world. It’s incredibly sad and I’m sad for his Commonwealth, for his family,” the Flyover Farm horse trainer told Norman.

His love of horses has left an impact on horse trainers around the world.

“I am a certified Monty Roberts instructor and trainer, and Monte is a horse trainer for the Queen. What we do is train horses a little differently. We use non-violent methods. No whips, no spurs, just use horse talk to make them do what you want them to do,” Jennings said.

She has been training for years, rehabilitating horses that come off the racetrack and training them for a life after professional racing.

“Her Majesty, she understood them and appreciated them,” she said.

Jennings’ non-violent methods caught the eye of Queens in 2020.

“I received this letter in the post from Buckingham Palace…it is a letter that says ‘Her Majesty the Queen is a Patron of Joint-Up International, was graciously pleased to recognize Jamie Jennings, for her extraordinary efforts to reduce violence in horse training,” she said.

Jennings also works with veterans and first responders, work also acknowledged by the Queen in the signed letter.

“His dedication to helping veterans and first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress. Embrace the concepts and initiatives of Monty Roberts,” Jennings said as he read the letter.

“Her Majesty is an inspiration, but also a challenge to keep doing the work that I do,” she said.

Jennings was supposed to meet Queen Elizabeth in 2020 but was unable to due to COVID-19.

She said regardless, she will hold the letter and continue her work with pride.