To Promote and Support Natural Horsemanship
About Lindsey Partridge
Owner of Partridge Horse Hill Equestrian Center
Lindsey started riding when she was eight 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 in almost every event from English to Western with her gelding ‘Mission.’ She earned many champion and reserve champion titles and was awarded the Charlie’s Pride Memorial Award for versatility two years in a row from Durham Saddle Club.
Lindsey grew up being taught that intimidating horses was the only way to get them to do what you wanted, like crop a horse when they refused a jump and to use a harsh bit when the horse was difficult to stop.
In 2000 Lindsey started working at Pleasure Valley and was mentored by Gary Convery. She learned natural horsemanship and never looked back, learning to understand her horse, how to respond, and how to get her horse to want to work with her.
In 2002 Lindsey received many requests for lessons because people would see the success she had with her horse and wondered if she could help, so 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 the 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 one 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.
In 2016 Lindsey became the only rider to win two disciplines – Freestyle and Trail with her horse Trivia Time. Her other horse, Pentland also finished in the Top 3 in both his disciplines for Trail and Field Hunter.
In 2017 Harmony Horsemanship had a clean sweep in the Trail class, come home with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd between Lindsey and protege, Franny. Lindsey also took both awards for the Top Thoroughbred from the two large Thoroughbred Rehoming organizations – Turning for Home and Canter.
In 2019 Lindsey became a certified Equine Canada Competition Coach for both English and Western. She was Reserve Champion at the Thoroughbred Makeover in both Trail and Freestyle, and Reserve World EXCA champion in the mustang class. She was Legends Champion in the Midwest Fair Mustang Training Challenge in Wisconsin.
In 2020 she was Reserve Champion in the Equine Affaire Virtual Mustang Training Challenge (virtual due to Covid-19).
- Learn more about Lindsey Partridge at LindseyPartridge.com
- Currently, the services at Partridge Horse Hill are operated by the Natural Horsemanship Association, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting natural horsemanship.
- Learn more about Harmony Horsemanship visit www.HarmonyHorsemanship.ca
- Learn more about our staff.
Partridge Horse Hill is a facility run by the Natural Horsemanship Association.
Our Mission is To Promote and Support Natural Horsemanship which means promoting communication and leadership instead of intimidation and fear.
Partridge Horse Hill is where Horses are Happiness… and Horses are Happy.
Partridge Horse Hill is a horseback riding and equestrian facility located in Pontypool, Ontario. Pontypool is a small town south of Lindsay, east of Port Perry, north of Newcastle / Clarington, and west of Bethany / Millbrook.
The Natural Horsemanship Association (NHA) was founded in 2002 by Lindsey Partridge out of a passion and love for horses – and wanting to share that passion in a positive way. Committed to helping people learn to understand themselves, their horses, and the language that connects them.
Learn more about the NHA click here (link to NHA page).
In 2011 Lindsey and James purchased the farm in Pontypool and called it Partridge Horse Hill because it sits at the top of a hill and is primarily dedicated to training and sharing horses.
The farm started with a small bungalow, 7 stall barn and no fully fenced in paddocks. The stalls had mesh wire, there was a racetrack around the perimeter, and there was a lot of wire fencing. The first year was a lot of renovation to remove unsafe fencing and install shelters, fencing, a sand ring, round pen, water to the paddock, and lights to the ring.
Way back in the beginning we would ride all through the winter in the outdoor sand ring (turned outdoor snow ring) with the light from the single post. Looking back we were super hardy and determined riders.
Throughout the next 10 years there were many improvements including the construction of our indoor arena with hay storage, tack room, lockers, and viewing area, several shelters, new automatic waters, fencing, the medical bay, the outdoor stalls, and so much more.
James and Lindsey are dedicated to improving the farm and the services that are offered.
Learn more about our staff click here
- Partridge Horse Hill Shop Show your PHH pride by wearing our new T-shirts, hoodies, and more
- Harmony Horsemanship Shop If you love harmony with your horse this is the place to shop! Also featuring 'Life is Better with an OTTB' clothes
- Harmony Horsemanship 101 Course learn online
- Online Calendar to check booked lessons and events