Samantha Harvey 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 internationally, Sam is based in Yuma, Arizona, offering lessons and horse training. Boarding and horse rentals are NOT offered.
Do you teach beginner or novice students? We have limited summer season lesson horse availability. Students are required to enroll in weekly private sessions for a minimum of three months. We only teach the foundation basics of understanding horse behavior, safe handling/tacking, correct riding, etc. in a variety of scenarios, but do not offer discipline-specific sessions.
Do you offer Horse Boarding? No. Only horses enrolled in the training programs stay on the property.
"I was just glancing through FB and saw a post... I have had my paint gelding for six years now and he continues to teach me every ride. He is kind, willing, engaged... You started me down this path years ago and it's been such an amazing experience. I never look at a horse without thinking, "Where's his mind?" And thanking you for that lesson. Just thought you should know the seeds you planted took root. Keep up the good work and know that it really does sink in no matter how old we are!" Marilyn B
Do you offer specific horse riding clinics? Clinics vary from horsemanship to discipline-specific depending on what the participant's preferences are. The Full Immersion Clinics can offer a mixture of groundwork and horseback riding depending on what is appropriate for the clinic participants and their horses.
Do you accept horses for training? Yes, on a limited basis, at the Sandpoint, ID facility between April and September. Please click HERE for information.
Do you offer Horse related Consultations? Yes. Every month equine enthusiasts reach out from around the world for a variety of horse-related questions. From wanting a general assessment, help with overwhelming scenarios, desire to overcome their fears, an outsider's opinion, and much more. Please click HERE for information on Consultations.
Do you teach off-site? At the summer location at The Equestrian Center, the schedule is booked often months in advance and there is limited availability for teaching off-site with a minimum of three sessions booked consecutively on the same day. At the Arizona winter location, the availability is dependant upon Sam's clinic schedule. Please email her to inquire.
What is Remote Horse Coaching? Sam has designed a variety of group and individual online and distance horse learning opportunities via horsemanship webinars, individualized horse coaching via videos, online horse courses, weekly video posts on the Alternative Horsemanship Channel, and much more. Visit the Video Catalogue here
Can I visit the facility? All visits need to be scheduled in advance. You may do so by emailing here.
When is your next Equine Retreat? The next opportunity to join Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey for her specialized equine retreat will be in 2022 in St. George, Utah. Please visit here for the event details and pre-registration.
"Thank you for all you do for horses and their humans, and all you generously share through Facebook. I’ve learned a ton via your free offerings (writings and video clips) and taking your Reading The Horse online horsemanship course. I really look forward to working with you much more closely in the future." Kellie, ID 2020