Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey is based on more than three decades of equine-related experiences as an equestrian student, equine competitor, horse instructor, mentor, equine business consultant, and offering horsemanship clinics worldwide.  She offers many services including starting colts and rehabilitating "difficult" horses, working with various breeds, ages, and disciplines at both a local and national level. She teaches horsemanship clinics, groundwork, horseback riding lessons, and more. Her Alternative Horsemanship training approach helps both competitive and pleasure riders of all levels and backgrounds. She teaches Horsemanship groundwork and riding lessons to help riders interpret and understand horse behavior and to refine their communication, and build trust with their horses.


She has lectured, presented, and offered demos at equine symposiums and expos. Sam has taught horsemanship skills and equine behavior to pre-veterinary students, been a featured speaker on nationally syndicated radio programs, and regularly posts to her award-winning horse blog. She also has a regular Horse Trainer column and has contributed to several published horsemanship books.


Samantha Harvey offers specialized horsemanship clinics worldwide working in South America, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and most recently in Asia. She also offers several intensive Equine Retreats each season teaching horseback riders how to refine their mental, emotional, and physical approach to improve the partnership with their horse.


She is the REMOTE HORSE COACH offering online and distance horse learning opportunities to both the individual and group equine enthusiasts addressing horse training, Online Horsemanship Courses, Horse Webinars, and LIVE weekly horse coaching videos.  You can also visit the 165+ Horsemanship Video Catalogue


For weekly insight and motivation, be sure to subscribe to the Alternative Horsemanship YouTube Channel for weekly episodes of the Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series


Sam offers onsite horsemanship, groundwork, and riding lessons at The Equestrian Center, LLC, in Sandpoint, Idaho, from May through October, and accepts a limited number of horses and students in her summer individualized horse training programs, she offers Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinics and Private Horsemanship Clinics.


In the winter months, between horse clinics and teaching abroad, Sam is based in Yuma, Arizona, and teaches horsemanship lessons and training on a limited basis.


No horse boarding, horse rentals, guided trail rides, or lesson horses are available at this time.

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"I feel that she has really opened my eyes and given me a brand new and exciting way of RIDING my horse. I have competed for the last 15 years or so and with some nice success but, I realize I only rode to compete if that makes sense. I told Sam that I really didn't like riding by myself, basically keeping my horse legged up and in shape to compete but what I realized in riding with Sam in just a short time is that most of that riding was mindless, and realized that I was missing the best part!" Kim, AZ 



"You are THE most amazing horse psychiatrist and trainer!! Every person that owns or rides a horse should connect with you and learn from you. Their relationship with their horse will most certainly flourish. Your insight and instruction when I attended an immersion camp with my mare Raven was so helpful and your knowledge and assessment of a horse’s behavior is SPOT ON! Keep doing what you do best ❤️

G Kennedy, KY, 2022