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Rides & Party Ponies 208-290-7423
Fun - ID
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“Alternative Horsemanship” with Samantha Harvey? In this day and age
the term “natural horsemanship” has become the latest mass marketing
effort to reach the equine community. As much as the general
public has increased their awareness in realizing there is a
“gentler” way of working with their horses compared to the old ways
of “breaking” horses, many of the ideas you find in the easily
accessible books, videos and DVDs don’t offer a whole lot that is
“natural” about the methods presented to start and train horses.
Too many times new clients come to me for help because the “general
teachings” presented by trainers and clinicians geared towards “mass
teachings” can create a lot of undesired results when undereducated
students (horse and rider) aren’t able to fully grasp the how and
whys of concepts nor the timing and finesse of techniques properly
and wind up in less than ideal situations.
can simulate horse behavior and communication, but none of it will
ever be as “natural” as one horse communicating with another.
So the term “alternative” was suggested by a client of mine who
realized I was using the same “concepts, timing and pressure” as
horses would if they were communicating with one another, but with
alternative way of
communicating the same information.
goal is to teach owners how to create a mental, emotional and
physical availability in their horse by offering clear communication
which is the foundation of a trusting and respectful partnership.
The information provided on this site and in my teachings will help
you raise your level of awareness, increase your ability to assess,
offer ideas on aids and their correct usage (how, when and why) to
improve your timing and finesse when working with your horse.
riders and horses "go through the motions" and tolerate each other
with a sense of "surviving the ride." Instead why not encourage your
horse to learn how to offer a "try" rather than a "why should I?"
mental attitude. The physical actions your horse displays are a
reflection of his mental and emotional state. By treating each horse
as an individual and assessing his level of experience, trust,
respect, effort and past we can then work WITH him in order to gain
his trust and respect to achieve a quality partnership.
A natural horsemanship equestrian center offering alternative
horsemanship, riding lessons and
training in ground work, jumping, dressage, cross country,
endurance, trail, western horsemanship & riding plus much more.
Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey offers training with a
focus on colt starting, refinement and finishing. Horses learn
respect at TEC's charm school.
Instruction offered by Sam Harvey, whose background includes 3 Day
Eventing, Jumpers, Western Horsemanship, Dressage and more.
Sam is also an alumna of The United States Pony Club Youth Congress.
Have your young children come join our Pony Pals Program
(also Pony Rides and Party Ponies)
Jennifer Harvey. We offer facility membership and rentals for use
of: round pens, dressage arenas, conditioning tracks, beginner
trails, jumping & gaming arenas and more! Gorgeous, scenic location
with easy access on Selle Road in Sandpoint, Idaho available for
recreational and recognized shows with overnight camping and
overnight corrals, even for overnight travelers. We winter in Yuma,
Arizona and offer lessons, training and clinics. Samantha
offers clinics throughout the United States along with Spring and
Summer Full Immersion Camp Clinics in ID, private horsemanship and
responses online to Ask the Trainer. Sam also offers
Alternative Equestrian Assessments.