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A natural horsemanship equestrian center offering 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. 


Charm School &
Alternative Horsemanship with
Samantha Harvey



Our goal is to create a mental and emotional availability in your horse in order to achieve the physical response you are asking of your horse. We are not looking for your horse to "go through the motions" and tolerate what is being asked, instead we want him to feel "warm and fuzzy" on the inside so that he offers to "try" for you. Remember we are working with animals that have their own set of emotions, feelings and thoughts and must consider those in order to gain their trust and respect.

Assessment -  To evaluate where your horse is mentally, emotionally, and physically when you interact with him.

Basic Manners -  Does your horse respect your personal space and give you 100% of his attention when you are handling him?

Blanketing -  Will your horse stand (loose and/or tied) and accept willingly for you to blanket any part of his body?

Clipping -  Will your horse stand still while you clip any part of his body?

Feet/Farrier -  Does he stand quietly and give the foot you asked for while bearing his own weight?

Fly Spraying -  Will your horse stand without moving a single foot when you fly spray him?

Jumping -  If you present an obstacle while you are on the ground will your horse address and go over it?

Leading - Does your horse respect your personal space? Will he follow willingly without rushing under all circumstances?  Can you direct his thought and movement with the lead rope?

Longeing  - Does your horse accept the longe and give in to pressure or does he drag you around? Does he understand and respect voice commands?

Ponying  - Can your horse be ponyed comfortably from either side of another horse while maintaining a respectful space?

Refinement -  Does your horse seem compliant but has “just one issue” caused by a lack of mental availability which prevents his physical try?

Round Pen-Liberty Work -  Will he freely accept "sending his thought” and attention to where you would like it to be directed?

Saddling/Bridling -  Will your horse accept all aspects of tacking up either loose or tied  without resistance or excessive movement?


Starting -  Horses that have 45 days or less interacting with humans.

Streams/Puddles -  Will he first mentally address and then quietly, physically cross willingly when asked?

Trailering  - Will your horse mentally address the trailer without excessive movement?
    - Will your horse slowly, quietly, and confidently load and unload?

Trail Riding  - Does walking through the woods or open spaces bother him?
    - Does brush, wind, water, logs and ditches cause him to become stressed?
    - Can he walk slowly up and down hills or does he have to rush?

    - Can he maintain mental availability to be a “fun” ride while riding towards,
away from or with a group of horses?


Tying -  Will your horse stand still when tied to: cross ties, hitching post, trailer, ground tie, etc.?

Water/Bathing -  Will your horse stand quietly while bathing him?

The Equestrian Center, LLC- 4455 Selle Road, Sandpoint, ID MAP

Winter Location:  Yuma, AZ

Time of training can range from one session to a month or more. 

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