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Riding in balance and harmony

Our philosophy is simple: improve the connection between horse and rider, creating an environment where both can thrive and reach their full potential. 

The horse you get off is not the same as the horse you got on. It is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible, the change is for the better.

Work with your horse, not against it

The horse world is filled with labels, cliques and competition. Universal truths are often lost in the tangle of marketing buzzwords, discipline-specific language, and personal biases. However, most riders, regardless of discipline, would agree that they want to work in harmony with their horse, and they want a horse that is a pleasure to ride. Personal and competitive goals aside, they want a versatile, well-trained horse and the skills to be a secure and effective horseman or horsewoman.

Multi-disciplinary approach 

At Seven Hills Training, we approach the training of horse and rider from multiple perspectives:  physical, mental, emotional. By combining the principles of classical dressage, biomechanics, behavioral sciences, and horsemanship, we bring proven strategies and tools to help both riders and horses use their bodies correctly, communicate effectively and deepen their partnership.

Build skills and connection

Whether you enjoy trail riding, pleasure riding, or have specific competitive goals for yourself and your horse, Seven Hills Training can help you become a more effective and knowledgeable rider.  We can also help your horse develop specific skills, break free from old habits, and learn to work harmoniously with its rider.

Kyra Fraser

Trainer & Riding Instructor, Seven Hills Training

​I grew up just outside Seattle, Washington and developed a deep passion for horses at an early age. I began taking formal riding lessons when I was 9 years old. It wasn't long before I leased, then purchased, a wonderful older gelding named TJ, who encouraged a great seat and gentle hands, and had the bounciest trot ever!

I've been extremely lucky to work with and learn from numerous trainers and riders across multiple riding disciplines. While my early childhood riding education and show experience was in Western disciplines, I soon discovered a passion for dressage and jumping, and began training with dressage and jumper trainers throughout Washington, Oregon and California. I have had the opportunity to work with riders and clinicians I truly respect, including Debbie McDonald, Dr. Gerd Heuschmann, and Danica Yates. Their ideas on how horses move and think have really influenced how I teach and train.

What's really exciting for me now is diving deeper into horse and rider biomechanics, applied behavior and training theory, and thinking about how we can make riding better for both horses and riders. I'm constantly learning and trying to bring the latest and greatest ideas into how I train and teach.

In 2024, I'm excited to welcome new students and horses for training at Pegasus Woods Creek in Monroe, Washington, where I train my own sport horses. I love sharing everything I've learned and continue to learn. Let's make riding better together!

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Read more on the blog

At Seven Hills Training, we're all about strengthening the bond between horse and rider. Our blog is where we share our insights on topics like biomechanics, behavioral science, and training theory to benefit both you and your horse. Whether you're into casual rides or competitive goals, dive into our blog to see how we can help you and your horse be better together.

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