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Dressage, Jumping Cross Country
Full Immersion Camps
Rides & Party Ponies
Fun - ID
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Ride our Horses:
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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
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!
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. )
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.
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
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.
Pony Pals program lessons
and unmounted evening horsemanship classes are taught by Jennifer Harvey,
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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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.