About Lindsey and Partridge Horse Hill
Lindsey started riding when she was 8 years old.In 1993 Lindsey entered her first horse competition with a school horse named Dusty.
In 1998 Lindsey’s parents bought Lindsey her first horse named Generals Mission, a lovely 4yr Quarter Horse gelding.
Lindsey rode English, Western, Dressage, Eventing, Jumper, Hunter, Trail, and Speed Events all with her gelding ‘Mission.’ She earned many champion and reserve titles and was awarded the Charlie’s Pride Memorial Award for versatility two years in a row from Durham Saddle Club.
Lindsey grew up with instruction that was primarily based on intimidating horses to get them to do what you wanted – she was taught to crop a horse when they refused jumps, and to use a harsh bit when the horse was difficult to stop.
In 2000 Lindsey started working at Pleasure Valley and mentored with Gary Convery. She learnt natural horsemanship and never looked back. She learned to understand her horse, how to respond to her horse, and how to get her horse to want to work with her.
In 2002 Lindsey was receiving many requests for lessons because people would see the success she had with her own horse and wondered if she could help. Lindsey started doing some horse training and lessons.
In 2005 Gary passed away. It was a very sad year, but Lindsey progressed to find Don Halladay and the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program.
Lindsey explored natural horsemanship beyond Parelli program and continued to learn from other natural horsemen including Tom Shields (Chris Irwin Techniques), David Cowley (Two Way Trust), Karen Rohlf (Dressage Naturally), and many others.
In 2008 Lindsey published a book ‘Natural Horsemanship Answering the What, Why, and How for ALL Disciplines by Lindsey Forkun’
In 2012 Lindsey’s dream came true – her very own farm. Partridge Horse Hill started with 1 paddock and a horse shelter. Learn more about our facility here.
In 2014 Lindsey discovered Centered Riding and knew that was the missing link. She quickly became immersed in the techniques and achieved her Centered Riding Instructor Level 1 in June of 2015.
In 2015 Lindsey combined her natural horsemanship and centered riding knowledge to create Harmony HorsemanshipTM. She used this technique to train her off the track Thoroughbreds that competed at the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover – which she won with her horse ‘Soar’ that was 1st in Trail and 3rd in Freestyle.
Partridge Horse Hill and harmony horsemanship can help you whether you are headed to the show ring, trails, or just playing around the barn. Harmony horsemanship is for everyone who works with horses.
Learn more about Harmony Horsemanship visit www.HarmonyHorsemanship.ca
Partridge Horse Hill has expanded over the years to include other staff members that are passionate about horses.
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I just have to let you know that I’m super excited about what I’ve been learning from you in the few lessons I’ve had with you. It’s so different then anything I’ve been taught before and I love it. It’s so effective with Prairie as well.
I notice such an attitude change in her (especially in the last lesson with the tarp). She’s always been fairly willing to learn but she would become very easily frustrated and I haven’t seen that with her at all. I really feel like I have found a renewed energy and enthusiasm for riding. So, thank you! Looking forward to next time.
Sue A.adult pleasure rider
The boys had a wonderful time at your games camp last week. They are begging to go back for next year’s camp. Warrior looks amazing. The girls at your place work very well with him. Your horses are very well cared for and it shows.
I love Lindsey’s style of teaching. Natural horsemanship makes me feel like I am making a connection and building a partnership with the horse I am riding instead of simply just riding a horse.
Marcie I.Young adult endurance rider
Lindsey has introduced me to the world of natural horsemanship and provided me with many opportunities. She always has confidence in me, even when I doubt my own abilities. She makes me feel that Phin and I can do anything together, and whenever I want to try something new or a little more challenging, the answer is never no — she helps us work up to our goals, whether it is bridleless riding, jumping higher, or cantering jumps. She has helped me build my relationship with Phin, which is extremely important to me. It’s not just about the riding, but about the special relationship between horse and rider. For me there is no greater reward when working with horses than knowing the horse loves and trust you, and Lindsey makes that possible. Not only is Lindsey an outstanding teacher, but an even better friend. I am so glad to have met her and her wonderful horses too. Thank you Lindsey for everything you’ve done for me so far, I love taking lessons from you and look forward to building my natural horsemanship skills even more.
Erin K.Teenager, Jumper/Trail Rider
I watched Lindsey at the Everything Equine Trade Show as she rode with no bridle or halter, it was something that I thought was only ever a dream until today (after having her first ride with her horse using no bridle/halter and completed figure 8 patterns, back up, etc) and now I realize it is reality.
VickyAdult Pleasure Rider