Alternative Horsemanship
Alternative Horsemanship

Horsemanship, Riding & Horse Skills

Horse and rider Training & Equine Coaching

Learn Horse Behavior

Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey

Samantha Harvey has spent 30 years developing her Alternative Horsemanship™ approach through her various equine-related experiences such as being an equestrian student, horse instructor, mentor, author, and equine business consultant. She offers Alternative Horsemanship clinics worldwide and provides equine-related services such as starting colts and rehabilitating traumatized or "difficult" horses while working with various breeds, ages, and disciplines locally and nationwide. 


She teaches equine enthusiasts practical and realistic instruction to acknowledge, interpret, and address horse behavior. This foundation helps riders refine their communication and build trust with their horses through horsemanship clinics, groundwork, and horseback riding lessons. Her adaptable teaching style is suitable for riders of all levels and backgrounds, whether for competitive or pleasure purposes. 


Sam Harvey has been invited to share her knowledge by presenting lectures and demos at equine symposiums and expos. She has also taught pre-veterinary students horsemanship skills and equine behavior and is regularly featured on nationally syndicated radio programs. 


Sam offers specialized horsemanship clinics worldwide and has worked in various locations across North America, South America, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and Asia.


She hosts seasonal Equine Retreats, to raise rider's self-awareness in their mental, emotional, and physical state to improve the partnership with their horses. 

Alternative Horsemanship™ Clinic

Customer Testimonials:

"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 

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


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


No horse boarding, horse rentals, or guided trail rides are offered. Lesson horses are available for groundwork only.

Samantha Harvey Radio Guest

Are you unable to join Sam for an in-person learning experience? She is the Remote Horse Coach who offers online and distance individual and group horse learning opportunities. Prefer to learn at your own pace? Enjoy various Online Horsemanship Classes, Horse Rider mindset webinars, and Equine Behavior courses in her Remote Horse Coach Video Catalog


Subscribe to the Alternative Horsemanship YouTube Channel for free weekly episodes in the Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series. 


For those searching for their next equine partner, gain insight from 30 years of horse-buying experience in the Horse Shopping Help 5-Part Course.

Can you recognize defensive horse behavior?

"You are THE most amazing horse psychiatrist and trainer!! Every person who 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 were so helpful and your knowledge and assessment of a horse’s behavior is SPOT ON! Keep doing what you do best."❤️ G Kennedy, KY