Alternative Horsemanship

Horse Riding Disciplines Instruction

with Samantha Harvey


Lessons, horsemanship sessions, confident rider courses

Horsemanship & Equine Partnership

Learn how to build an equine partnership through understanding horsemanship and the horse's behavior, being able to influence his thoughts and movements based on a solid foundation of clear communication and trust. 


Not sure where to start with your horse? Have goals but need to understand how to achieve them with you and your horse's current skill-set? Options include one session to a week-long assessment to help you become clear on how to reach success with your horse.

Colt Starting, Refinement & Finishing

 Sam educates horses in a thoughtful, supportive manner to build a solid foundation for future learning. Participate as she furthers their experiences to create curious, willing, and reasonable equine partners. A three-month minimum is required for all starting young horse under saddle education, along with owner participation.

Western Riding & Trail

Learn to help support your horse through clear, specific, and segmented communication in order to create a trusting and willing partner. Enjoy building the foundation for an enjoyable equine partnership and riding out in the "real world."



Build the foundation of anatomically correct riding, equine biomechanics, and specific communication to achieve balanced and quality movement. Understand the classical principles in clear and practical lessons.

Show Jumping & Cross Country

Build upon your flatwork and learn how to influence the horse's thought, energy, and quality of movement to improve the rhythm, timing, and balance of your jump.  Refine your timing and finesse while increasing your confidence in full jump courses.



"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