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Kyra Fraser dressage trainer and instructor and her horse Lennon at Pegasus Woods Creek Mo

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Services

What services does Seven Hills Training offer?
Seven Hills Training specializes in a multi-disciplinary approach to horse and rider training, blending classical dressage, biomechanics, behavioral science, and horsemanship. Our services include customized training programs, private lessons, and workshops and clinics designed to strengthen the partnership between horse and rider. 

Who can benefit from Seven Hills Training services?
Our services are tailored for both horses and riders looking to improve their skills, communication, and partnership. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced equestrian, our programs are designed to cater to the needs of each individual horse and rider.

What disciplines do you train in at Seven Hills Training?

At Seven Hills Training, we are a multi-disciplinary barn that focuses on enhancing performance and well-being across any equestrian discipline. Our training philosophy is rooted in the art of classical dressage, which we combine with the science of biomechanics and behavioral science, along with the practical application of horsemanship. This comprehensive approach allows us to improve communication, partnership, and performance between horse and rider, regardless of their specific discipline. No matter what equestrian sport you're pursuing, our training methods are designed to support your goals and enhance your horse's potential.

How can I book a lesson or training session?
We have space for new boarding and training clients on limited basis but can usually accommodate lesson clients (haul-in or on a school horse) immediately. You can submit your interest through our website by providing your contact information and specifying your interest in lessons, boarding and training, or workshops and clinics.

Can I bring my horse for lessons?
Absolutely. We offer haul-in lessons for those who prefer to bring their horses to us with a $25 haul-in fee payable to Pegasus Training Center. 

Do you offer boarding and training packages?

Yes, we offer full-care boarding with exceptional facilities for student horses, including limited partial training packages. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive environment that supports the growth and development of both horse and rider.

What is included in full care boarding at Seven Hills Training?
Full care boarding at Seven Hills Training offers extensive support for your horse, encompassing stabling in spacious, matted stalls, daily turnout in secure, 4-rail fenced pastures, and access to all facility amenities. Boarders receive premium timothy and alfalfa hay, Haystack Naturals feed, and administration of any owner-provided supplements and medications. Our full care boarding also includes services like holding for farrier and vet appointments, and blanket changes as needed, ensuring comprehensive care and comfort for your horse.

What does full training entail at Seven Hills Training?
Our full training program is designed to offer a complete and personalized development plan for your horse, incorporating 5 trainer rides or lessons per week. This intensive program focuses on classical dressage, biomechanics, and horsemanship, tailored to meet the individual needs of each horse and rider. Regular assessments, adjustments to the training plan, personalized feedback sessions, and priority registration in workshops and clinics are also included, ensuring a comprehensive and cohesive training experience.

What is included in partial training at Seven Hills Training?
Partial training at Seven Hills Training offers a flexible approach to professional training, including 3 trainer rides or lessons per week, focusing on specific areas of development. Partial training is ideal for those seeking professional guidance and support with the flexibility to accommodate varying schedules and training goals.

Facility

Where is Seven Hills Training located?
We are located at Pegasus Woods Creek in Monroe, WA. The facility spans 47 acres and is equipped with top-notch amenities to provide the best care and training environment for your horse.

What amenities are available at Seven Hills Training?
Our facility includes large, matted stalls, a 60 x 120 covered arena, eurocizer, covered round pen, 4-rail fenced pastures, a 5/8-mile track, onsite laundry, heated restrooms, and more. We also offer trailer parking for an additional fee.

How is the facility secured?

Pegasus Woods Creek features a gated entrance for the privacy and security of our horses and riders. The facility manager lives on-site to oversee the daily operations including regular checks and maintenance of the fencing, gates, and surveillance systems. 

Choosing a trainer

How do I choose the right trainer for my horse?
Choosing the right trainer is crucial for your horse's development and your satisfaction as an owner. Look for a trainer with a proven track record in your discipline of interest and a philosophy that aligns with your goals and values. Consider trainers who prioritize the physical and mental well-being of the horse, employing a holistic and adaptable approach to training. It's also important to seek out testimonials or references from current or former clients to gauge the trainer's effectiveness and compatibility. Finally, ensure that the trainer communicates clearly and is willing to involve you in the training process, providing regular updates and feedback on your horse's progress.

How can I find a trainer near me?
Finding a trainer near you can be approached in several ways. Start by asking for recommendations from fellow horse owners, veterinarians, or local equestrian clubs. Online equestrian forums and social media groups focused on your specific discipline can also be valuable resources for finding reputable trainers in your area. Additionally, equestrian directories and websites often list trainers by location and specialty, making it easier to find someone who meets your specific needs. Remember to visit potential trainers, observe their training sessions, and discuss your goals and expectations to ensure a good fit.

Who is the trainer at Seven Hills Training?

Kyra Fraser is our dedicated trainer and instructor. With a deep understanding of classical dressage, biomechanics, behavioral science, and horsemanship, Kyra is committed to improving the connection between horse and rider, helping both to thrive and reach their full potential.

What makes Seven Hills Training unique?

Our ground-up approach and focus on creating a harmonious relationship between horse and rider set us apart. We prioritize the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of both horse and rider, using proven strategies and tools to enhance their partnership.

How can I stay updated with Seven Hills Training?

For the latest news, tips, and updates from Seven Hills Training, we encourage you to read our blog and follow us on our social media channels for more insights into our training philosophy and success stories.

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