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


Your Instructor


Lindsey Partridge
Lindsey Partridge

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

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