Starting the Dominant Horse from Scratch - Peanut
Unstarted, aggressive, 4yr old QH Chestnut Mare from sassy to sweet using no whips, spurs, or bits
Follow the journey of Peanut, a 4yr old chestnut mare that was given to Lindsey because she was too aggressive and would kick out at people.
We show you every session of her training, using no whips, no spurs, no bit - just a halter and rope to then get her started under saddle. Takes you through all of the calm connection exercises and all of the A, B, C's in a logical step by step program designed to develop trust and understanding with the horse.
See Harmony Horsemanship in action with Lindsey Partridge from start to finish. In just 6 sessions Peanut shows you all the calm connection exercises and ABCs on the ground, as well riding the ABCs, riding obstacles, and cantering.
Using the Fusion Halter (no bit or bridle) and a lead rope (no whip, spurs or crops). You get to see just how powerful positive reinforcement can be and how quickly Peanut turns into a power learner.
Lindsey says "Sometimes I work with bits, a whip or other tool, but in this series I wanted to use nothing other than a halter and rope just so I can show people how much we can accomplish with just ourselves. I find when we have whips, spurs, or bits we tend to forget how intimidating and overwhelming we can be, or we forget to make our body language clear because we're relying too much on the tool. When we take away the extra tools it forces us to become more aware and consistent."
Full sessions, unedited so you can see it all, with explanations and commentary so you can learn.
Session 1- Calm Connection: watch as Peanut goes from a screaming insecure horse to calm and connected
Session 2 - Create a Yes Horse: Peanut learns her A, B, C's from the ground and discovers learning is fun
Session 3- Saddling: introducing the saddle for the first time and learning words for transitions
Session 4 - Riding: Lindsey rides Peanut for the first time at the walk, back up, turn, and disengaging hind quarters
Lindsey Partridge is the founder of Harmony Horsemanship dedicated to helping you do more with less by understanding yourself, your horse, and the language that connects you.
- Lindsey has been called 'Canada's Horse Whisperer' by the Toronto Star and 'The Queen of Thoroughbreds' by The Rider.
- 2019 EXCA Reserve World Champion in the Mustang Class
- 2019 Equine Affaire Versatility Challenge Reserve Champion
- Multiple Champion and Reserve Champion in Mustang Training Challenges from 2019 to present including Legends Champion at the MidWest Horse Fair 2019.
- Multiple Champion, Reserve, and Finalist titles at the International RRP Thoroughbred Makeover from 2015 to present in Trail, Freestyle, Field Hunter, and Ranch.
- Freestyle Judge
- Horse Trainer for feature films including Unbridled and Autumn Stables
- Certified Competition English and Western coach with Equine Canada
- Level 2 Centered Riding Instructor
StartPicking Peanut up (0:49)
Start1) Find a calm connection... lots of screaming
Start2) Learning A, B, C's and discovering learning is fun, Nov 2
Start3) Ground work with Distractions November 5th 2017
Start4) First Saddling, Nov 12
Start5) Nov 20 - Mounting and riding at the walk
Start6) Nov 22- RIding with other horses in the ring and brushing/saddling
Start7) Nov 24- Different Saddle, mounting, and riding canter
Start8) Dec 1 - riding with another horse in the ring
Start9) Dec 2- obstacles: bridges, rope gate, mattress, and more ground and riding
Start10) Dec 4- challenges with the pedestal and sideways over a pole
Start11) Dec 11 - the last video in the series, foundation training complete