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   Pony Pals Program
Ride our Horses:    Sandpoint and Yuma!
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Telephone: 208-290-7423
updated 3/26/14

Description:  Ride our horse/pony or yours! We prioritize safety (helmets provided or bring your own) and the importance of horsemanship.  Depending on the individual’s focus and attention span we include topics such as: catching the ponies, grooming, tacking & untacking, safe leading & tying techniques, mounting- from a block, from the ground and emergency dismounting, veterinary care, trim/shoeing information, stable management skills, trailer loading experience, and so on. We try to keep the lessons varied and encourage students to ride English, Western or both in enclosed arenas (starting in 60’ round pens), over poles, on our “beginner trails” (with an instructor), playing an array of games that help improve balance, coordination and confidence in the student and much more! WE NOW OFFER A LESSON/PRACTICE PROGRAM! see below. 

Good students out for a special trail ride

WhoThis is a great way to introduce children 11 and under to horses!  Our ponies are small so we cater to children under 65lbs.  We provide helmet, tack and the pony - you bring the enthusiastic student!

Adult Beginners Too!
Pony Pals now offers beginner lessons to adults and youth over 65 lbs. on our horses. (Confident students and those with their own horses may qualify to ride with Sam. )

Program Choices:
Option 1- 
Single lessons for one hour $50 on our horse/pony or yours.
Option 2-  Qualified students may ride a pre-scheduled hour each day on our horse/pony in the arena area or on our trails up to 4 mornings a week (M-F) in addition to one weekly lesson. Each non-lesson ride is $15.

What You'll Need:
We have helmets available in a variety of sizes but find that most students prefer to purchase their own for $35-50+. Leather footwear that covers the ankle and has a heel such as any English or Western boot works well. Jeans can be comfortable while riding Western but English riders prefer the seam placement in britches (jodphurs for children). We can offer you many on-line, catalog and store options for your purchases.  Some people prefer to ride with riding gloves but they are totally optional. A water bottle for yourself and in Idaho during some summers, bug spray of your choice may come in handy. TEC shirts and caps always available too!

Unmounted Evening Horsemanship Classes:
A great way to increase your horsemanship knowledge. Especially designed for those who would some day like to own a horse and be comfortable with its care. Comprehensive equine instruction (unmounted--no riding involved) including:  horsemanship, stable management, vet knowledge, travel safety, conditioning, more). Designed for children (from age 7) and adults.  Indoor evening classes from
7-8 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday each month. Rates: $8 per person for the first family member, $5 for the second family member, $2.50 for additional family members. Bring a chair! Please RSVP. Classes will start promptly.

Location & Instructor:
Pony Pals program lessons and unmounted evening horsemanship classes are taught by Jennifer Harvey, 208-290-7423.

Owner/Pony Pals Program:  Jennifer Harvey
Jennifer has had years of horse experience from working at Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.’s hunt stable to competing in low level eventing to running a children’s riding center in Southern California.  She is whom you’ll encounter rushing in and out doing the “last minute tasks.”  She also enjoys teaching our Pony Pals program and Unmounted Evening Horsemanship Classes. Jennifer is always looking for someone to ride with who knows good trails! 

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For more information:
Jennifer Harvey

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 with 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.