Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Having Fun with Horses

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Having Fun with Horses by Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey the Remote Horse Coach New Episodes uploaded weekly, subscribe to the channel to get notifications of all videos posted.

First time leading the young horse- BLM Mustang Filly Alternative Horsemanship


Intro to leading Calamity Jane a filly BLM mustang. It took several weeks before I could touch her. Then after finding all her itchy spots multiple times, having her start to pick up her feet while loose, learn to be called off her feed, having her follow me around loose as I did chores in her pen, having her yield her head and follow the pressure of my fingerprints and take steps with me, I introduced haltering. I started filming right after I attached the lead rope for the first time. Most people watching would find this boring. Uneventful. Not exciting. That is exactly the point. Anything new with the horse shouldn't be big, dramatic, "or a story to tell later." But too often the human "thrives" on the scary moments they survive with the horse... for what? Bragging rights? Ego? And where does that leave the horse mentally, emotionally, and physically in their future interactions with people? Quality Conversations with the horse that he can retain, are based on thoughtful, specific, and clear Communication.

First Time I Halter yearling BLM mustang filly by Alternative Horsemansh...

Quality Conversations with this BLM filly mustang leading to "uneventful" haltering and thoughtful, new experiences for the horse that will influence everything they do with the human in the future.

Horse Communication and Behavior: Offering to be Caught and Haltered


Pippin is a Haflinger that was in a rescue scenario. Not knowing his past, it was clear he was defensive about humans. Part of his re-education has been reignited his curiosity which diminishes his fear. Here is what I look for in a horse willing to participate before I halter them.

Pasture Conversations with Tulip Helping the Fearful and Defensive Horse...


So many daily Opportunities can arise to help re-educate the fearful and defensive horse if the human puts value to them. This isn't about "making" her stay, but rather creating a "new" human experience without imposing spatially or physically, but still communicating with the distrustful horse. This brief clip of a moment with Tulip along her journey of learning to trust and participate with people. In-person Learning https://learnhorses.com Online and Distance Learning Options https://remotehorsecoach.uscreen.io

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Equine Evacuation Preparedness...

Full Immersion Alternative Horsemanship Clinic

Full Immersion Alternative Horsemanship Clinic- Participant Spot Opening

Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinic

July 30- August 1, 2021, at The Equestrian Center, Sandpoint, ID 83864

**PARTICIPANT OPENING**

As always "life" happens and we've had a few unexpected openings. Two horses are available if you would like to participate but are unable to bring your own mount.

What is a Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinic?
I developed the "Full Immersion Clinic" as an opportunity to address a variety of topics with participants learning during both unmounted sessions and while in the saddle. These safe, fun, and supportive learning opportunities offer an in-depth full immersion experience.

The Friday through Sunday clinics focus on Equine Behavior Assessment, Clear Communication & Effective Aids, Ground Work, and Riding. We also cover a variety of topics such as anatomical lectures, tack fit and appropriate usage, "finding a feel" exercises, group discussions, and much more!

Who may participate?
From novice to advanced riders, I encourage participants of all ages, disciplines, and experience levels. Horses may range from un-started colts to experienced competitive horses, and everything in between.  This is not a "discipline-specific" clinic. Maximum of eight participants.

Can I bring more than one horse?
Yes.  One horse is included in the participant fee, if you would like to bring an extra horse to "split" sessions with, there is a $10/day fee.

Can I participate if I don't have my own horse?
At this time I have one lesson horse available that is offered on a first-come basis (depending on the order registration is received.)

Why no predetermined "format"?
This is an opportunity to learn about behavioral patterns in you and your horse and to address "holes" in the foundation of your equine partnership.  These may be influencing the quality of the relationship with your horse and are preventing you from achieving your goals.  The clinic offers a safe, non-critical, supportive opportunity where you are encouraged to take the time to recognize how what, and why you're communicating with your horse.  By watching other participants, people begin to see similarities in their own horsemanship. 

These horsemanship clinics can be a great way to offer perspective and offer participants both short and long-term realistic direction for them and their horse.  Beyond this basic outline, the structure and focus of the clinic will depend on the participants and their interests. Whether you are a trail rider, jumper, pleasure rider, or endurance rider, and everyone else, there is much to be discovered!

How long is a session?
A clinic day begins at 8 a.m., with about an hour lunch break midday, and ends around  4 or 5 p.m.  I do not work by the clock but individual time is roughly 45 min to 1 1/2hrs several times in a day and potentially group horse sessions are longer.  There is a lot of group discussion in between rides further discussing things that arose in each person's session.

Is the instruction individual or group?
Both.  Initially, everyone gets one on one time and then depending on the student and their horse's needs, they will continue to have individual time and/or group instruction.

What tack do I need?
The only requirement is that all riders must wear an ASTM-approved riding helmet.  There are helmets available to borrow for the clinic for a $10 fee.  Otherwise, tack is often assessed, adjusted for proper fit, etc. throughout the clinic.

How do I register?
To register online click HERE.

What does the clinic cost?
The cost to participate in the three-day clinic is $600.

What is included in the price?
Daily unmounted theory discussions, tack/equipment fitting & usage, individual and group instruction and activities, and pasture board (grass hay) for your horse.  There are four 12x12 uncovered stalls available on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be reserved at the time of your registration submission.  (You are responsible for cleaning your own stall.)

When may I arrive/depart?
Horse arrivals are to be on the Thursday prior to the first day of the clinic, after 4 pm pst. Local folks typically head home Sunday evening.  Those traveling long distances stay through Sunday night, (extra $10/night board charge) and depart Monday morning.

Accommodation options
Free dry camping (sorry, no hook-ups) is available on the property whether you're in a tent, motor home, camper, or horse trailer.  There are many options via AirBnB, and plenty of name-brand hotels and motels in Sandpoint (about a 15 min drive south of the facility.)

Food/Grocery Options
Participants must provide their own food and lodging. A fantastic mom-and-pop store is just a few miles away, The Pack River General Store, offering basic groceries to a full dining menu that changes daily.

Property Rules
There is NO SMOKING policy on the TEC property.
All cell phones must be on vibrate for the ENTIRE clinic.  If you must take a call, please do so to not interrupt the other participant's experience.
You may not ride your horse outside of clinic activities unless otherwise given permission.
Dogs must be well behaved (no barking) and remain on leashes at all times, and owners must pick up after them.

Join me!
Auditors Welcome
Auditors may pay a daily or a discounted three-day fee.  They are encouraged to participate in all relevant group discussions.  The auditor fee is $50/day or a discount of $115/3 days. To pay online click HERE or Email to get registered

So many times "horse time" is squeezed in between our hectic lifestyle, and we lose perspective on being present to hear, believe, and support the horse.

Nothing "wrong" but not quite feeling like an Equine Partnership... Taking advantage of this in-depth learning Opportunity in a safe, supportive, fun environment to improve the relationship with your horse.

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Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinic

July 30- August 1, 2021, at The Equestrian Center, Sandpoint, ID 83864

**PARTICIPANT OPENING**

As always "life" happens and we've had a few unexpected openings. Two horses are available if you would like to participate but are unable to bring your own mount.

What is a Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinic?
I developed the "Full Immersion Clinic" as an opportunity to address a variety of topics with participants learning during both unmounted sessions and while in the saddle. These safe, fun, and supportive learning opportunities offer an in-depth full immersion experience.

The Friday through Sunday clinics focus on Equine Behavior Assessment, Clear Communication & Effective Aids, Ground Work, and Riding. We also cover a variety of topics such as anatomical lectures, tack fit and appropriate usage, "finding a feel" exercises, group discussions, and much more!

Who may participate?
From novice to advanced riders, I encourage participants of all ages, disciplines, and experience levels. Horses may range from un-started colts to experienced competitive horses, and everything in between.  This is not a "discipline-specific" clinic. Maximum of eight participants.

Can I bring more than one horse?
Yes.  One horse is included in the participant fee, if you would like to bring an extra horse to "split" sessions with, there is a $10/day fee.

Can I participate if I don't have my own horse?
At this time I have one lesson horse available that is offered on a first-come basis (depending on the order registration is received.)

Why no predetermined "format"?
This is an opportunity to learn about behavioral patterns in you and your horse and to address "holes" in the foundation of your equine partnership.  These may be influencing the quality of the relationship with your horse and are preventing you from achieving your goals.  The clinic offers a safe, non-critical, supportive opportunity where you are encouraged to take the time to recognize how what, and why you're communicating with your horse.  By watching other participants, people begin to see similarities in their own horsemanship. 

These horsemanship clinics can be a great way to offer perspective and offer participants both short and long-term realistic direction for them and their horse.  Beyond this basic outline, the structure and focus of the clinic will depend on the participants and their interests. Whether you are a trail rider, jumper, pleasure rider, or endurance rider, and everyone else, there is much to be discovered!

How long is a session?
A clinic day begins at 8 a.m., with about an hour lunch break midday, and ends around  4 or 5 p.m.  I do not work by the clock but individual time is roughly 45 min to 1 1/2hrs several times in a day and potentially group horse sessions are longer.  There is a lot of group discussion in between rides further discussing things that arose in each person's session.

Is the instruction individual or group?
Both.  Initially, everyone gets one on one time and then depending on the student and their horse's needs, they will continue to have individual time and/or group instruction.

What tack do I need?
The only requirement is that all riders must wear an ASTM-approved riding helmet.  There are helmets available to borrow for the clinic for a $10 fee.  Otherwise, tack is often assessed, adjusted for proper fit, etc. throughout the clinic.

How do I register?
To register online click HERE.

What does the clinic cost?
The cost to participate in the three-day clinic is $600.

What is included in the price?
Daily unmounted theory discussions, tack/equipment fitting & usage, individual and group instruction and activities, and pasture board (grass hay) for your horse.  There are four 12x12 uncovered stalls available on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be reserved at the time of your registration submission.  (You are responsible for cleaning your own stall.)

When may I arrive/depart?
Horse arrivals are to be on the Thursday prior to the first day of the clinic, after 4 pm pst. Local folks typically head home Sunday evening.  Those traveling long distances stay through Sunday night, (extra $10/night board charge) and depart Monday morning.

Accommodation options
Free dry camping (sorry, no hook-ups) is available on the property whether you're in a tent, motor home, camper, or horse trailer.  There are many options via AirBnB, and plenty of name-brand hotels and motels in Sandpoint (about a 15 min drive south of the facility.)

Food/Grocery Options
Participants must provide their own food and lodging. A fantastic mom-and-pop store is just a few miles away, The Pack River General Store, offering basic groceries to a full dining menu that changes daily.

Property Rules
There is NO SMOKING policy on the TEC property.
All cell phones must be on vibrate for the ENTIRE clinic.  If you must take a call, please do so to not interrupt the other participant's experience.
You may not ride your horse outside of clinic activities unless otherwise given permission.
Dogs must be well behaved (no barking) and remain on leashes at all times, and owners must pick up after them.

Join me!
Auditors Welcome
Auditors may pay a daily or a discounted three-day fee.  They are encouraged to participate in all relevant group discussions.  The auditor fee is $50/day or a discount of $115/3 days. To pay online click HERE or Email to get registered

So many times "horse time" is squeezed in between our hectic lifestyle, and we lose perspective on being present to hear, believe, and support the horse.

Nothing "wrong" but not quite feeling like an Equine Partnership... Taking advantage of this in-depth learning Opportunity in a safe, supportive, fun environment to improve the relationship with your horse.

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Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series * Human Learning Process


Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey presents Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *The Human Learning Process in the Journey of Horsemanship #alternativeHorsemanship #RemoteHorseCoach #dearsamseries Visit the 165+ Video Catalogue Horsemanship Webinars, Equine Behavior Courses, Mindful Significance Horsemanship Series Fifteen for Friday Video Vault and so much more https://remotehorsecoach.uscreen.io

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Re-Educating the Fearful Horse Video by Alternative Horsemanship


A glimpse into the journey of a horse that arrived with pain and fear issues. First helping the horse get physically comfortable and then teaching him to try and trust the human. Video filmed from the saddle, to help people see how the horse's ears offer feedback as to their thoughts and focus. Their thoughts affect the quality and softness of their physical movement and the ride.

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Remote Horse Coach
Samantha Harvey Bio
 
Sam developed her Alternative Horsemanship training approach over the past three decades of working within various facets of the equine industry.  
 
She starts colts, rehabilitates "difficult" horses, and finishes horses for both the show arena and pleasure riding. She works with both competitive and pleasure riders of all levels and backgrounds, horses of a variety of breeds, ages, and disciplines worldwide.
 
She has lectured, presented, and offered demos at equine symposiums and expos. Sam has taught horsemanship and equine behavior to pre-veterinary students. She has been a featured speaker on nationally syndicated radio programs. Samantha Harvey regularly posts to her award-winning blog, which has been recognized as a top 75 blog in the equestrian community worldwide. She is also a regular contributor to equine publications and has contributed to several published horsemanship books.
 
Samantha Harvey offers Horsemanship and a variety of other discipline-specific clinics worldwide and spends time working abroad with horses in South America, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and most recently in Southeast Asia.
 
Her innovative teaching style shared in her Remote Horse Coaching programs, empower students to evolve into confident, pro-active horse enthusiasts.  Equestrian students learn how to interpret horse behavior and improve communication with their horses. She teaches students practical and realistic skillsets to recognize and evolve their mental approach, notice their patterns, and replace habits that are limiting them from achieving their full potential. She helps riding students set, implement, and achieve realistic goals while building an empowering equine partnership.  
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LIVE Q & A

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Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series * Human Learning Process


Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey presents Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *The Human Learning Process in the Journey of Horsemanship #alternativeHorsemanship #RemoteHorseCoach #dearsamseries Visit the 165+ Video Catalogue Horsemanship Webinars, Equine Behavior Courses, Mindful Significance Horsemanship Series Fifteen for Friday Video Vault and so much more https://remotehorsecoach.uscreen.io

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Re-Educating the Fearful Horse Video by Alternative Horsemanship


A glimpse into the journey of a horse that arrived with pain and fear issues. First helping the horse get physically comfortable and then teaching him to try and trust the human. Video filmed from the saddle, to help people see how the horse's ears offer feedback as to their thoughts and focus. Their thoughts affect the quality and softness of their physical movement and the ride.

Read on »

Remote Horse Coach
Samantha Harvey Bio
 
Sam developed her Alternative Horsemanship training approach over the past three decades of working within various facets of the equine industry.  
 
She starts colts, rehabilitates "difficult" horses, and finishes horses for both the show arena and pleasure riding. She works with both competitive and pleasure riders of all levels and backgrounds, horses of a variety of breeds, ages, and disciplines worldwide.
 
She has lectured, presented, and offered demos at equine symposiums and expos. Sam has taught horsemanship and equine behavior to pre-veterinary students. She has been a featured speaker on nationally syndicated radio programs. Samantha Harvey regularly posts to her award-winning blog, which has been recognized as a top 75 blog in the equestrian community worldwide. She is also a regular contributor to equine publications and has contributed to several published horsemanship books.
 
Samantha Harvey offers Horsemanship and a variety of other discipline-specific clinics worldwide and spends time working abroad with horses in South America, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and most recently in Southeast Asia.
 
Her innovative teaching style shared in her Remote Horse Coaching programs, empower students to evolve into confident, pro-active horse enthusiasts.  Equestrian students learn how to interpret horse behavior and improve communication with their horses. She teaches students practical and realistic skillsets to recognize and evolve their mental approach, notice their patterns, and replace habits that are limiting them from achieving their full potential. She helps riding students set, implement, and achieve realistic goals while building an empowering equine partnership.  
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Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Anger Interfering with our Horsemanship


Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Anger Interfering with our Horsemanship by Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey the Remote Horse Coach New episodes uploaded Fridays, subscribe to not miss any of them! Visit the 165+ Alternative Horsemanship Video Catalogue for horse learning webinars, series, and online courses. Visit https://bit.ly/horsecoachvideos #alternativeHorsemanship #RemoteHorseCoach #dearsamseries

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Hoofprints & Happenins Newlsetter Alternative Horsemanship

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Clarity, Horsemanship, and Horse Communication

Clarity, Horsemanship, and Communication



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Tulip- Pasture Horsemanship Conversations from Fleeing to Participative


Three weeks ago I couldn't get near Tulip. After many Conversations with her learning to let go of her fear and flee, she's learning to try and become curious and willing during the human interactions. For those who missed the original videos, her Sales Pitch, and Week 1 https://youtu.be/BU0SDxd3F8Q , and Week 2 https://youtu.be/oJe-Y8XNuOY , Haltering https://youtu.be/SebMgGaryJM videos to see the progression. Unfortunately, her story of being the "Advanced Beginner" horse that turns out to be as opposite from that as possible is very common these days. #alternativeHorsemanship #RemoteHorseCoach #horsemanship https://remotehorsecoach.uscreen.io

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Remote Horse Coach
Samantha Harvey Bio
 
Sam developed her Alternative Horsemanship training approach over the past three decades of working within various facets of the equine industry.  
 
She starts colts, rehabilitates "difficult" horses, and finishes horses for both the show arena and pleasure riding. She works with both competitive and pleasure riders of all levels and backgrounds, horses of a variety of breeds, ages, and disciplines worldwide.
 
She has lectured, presented, and offered demos at equine symposiums and expos. Sam has taught horsemanship and equine behavior to pre-veterinary students. She has been a featured speaker on nationally syndicated radio programs. Samantha Harvey regularly posts to her award-winning blog, which has been recognized as a top 75 blog in the equestrian community worldwide. She is also a regular contributor to equine publications and has contributed to several published horsemanship books.
 
Samantha Harvey offers Horsemanship and a variety of other discipline-specific clinics worldwide and spends time working abroad with horses in South America, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and most recently in Southeast Asia.
 
Her innovative teaching style shared in her Remote Horse Coaching programs, empower students to evolve into confident, pro-active horse enthusiasts.  Equestrian students learn how to interpret horse behavior and improve communication with their horses. She teaches students practical and realistic skillsets to recognize and evolve their mental approach, notice their patterns, and replace habits that are limiting them from achieving their full potential. She helps riding students set, implement, and achieve realistic goals while building an empowering equine partnership.  
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Excerpts:

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Anger Interfering with our Horsemanship


Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Anger Interfering with our Horsemanship by Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey the Remote Horse Coach New episodes uploaded Fridays, subscribe to not miss any of them! Visit the 165+ Alternative Horsemanship Video Catalogue for horse learning webinars, series, and online courses. Visit https://bit.ly/horsecoachvideos #alternativeHorsemanship #RemoteHorseCoach #dearsamseries

Read on »

Hoofprints & Happenins Newlsetter Alternative Horsemanship

 Enjoy the latest edition of the Hoofprints & Happenings Newsletter of Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey HERE





Read on »

Clarity, Horsemanship, and Horse Communication

Clarity, Horsemanship, and Communication



Read on »

Tulip- Pasture Horsemanship Conversations from Fleeing to Participative


Three weeks ago I couldn't get near Tulip. After many Conversations with her learning to let go of her fear and flee, she's learning to try and become curious and willing during the human interactions. For those who missed the original videos, her Sales Pitch, and Week 1 https://youtu.be/BU0SDxd3F8Q , and Week 2 https://youtu.be/oJe-Y8XNuOY , Haltering https://youtu.be/SebMgGaryJM videos to see the progression. Unfortunately, her story of being the "Advanced Beginner" horse that turns out to be as opposite from that as possible is very common these days. #alternativeHorsemanship #RemoteHorseCoach #horsemanship https://remotehorsecoach.uscreen.io

Read on »

Remote Horse Coach
Samantha Harvey Bio
 
Sam developed her Alternative Horsemanship training approach over the past three decades of working within various facets of the equine industry.  
 
She starts colts, rehabilitates "difficult" horses, and finishes horses for both the show arena and pleasure riding. She works with both competitive and pleasure riders of all levels and backgrounds, horses of a variety of breeds, ages, and disciplines worldwide.
 
She has lectured, presented, and offered demos at equine symposiums and expos. Sam has taught horsemanship and equine behavior to pre-veterinary students. She has been a featured speaker on nationally syndicated radio programs. Samantha Harvey regularly posts to her award-winning blog, which has been recognized as a top 75 blog in the equestrian community worldwide. She is also a regular contributor to equine publications and has contributed to several published horsemanship books.
 
Samantha Harvey offers Horsemanship and a variety of other discipline-specific clinics worldwide and spends time working abroad with horses in South America, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and most recently in Southeast Asia.
 
Her innovative teaching style shared in her Remote Horse Coaching programs, empower students to evolve into confident, pro-active horse enthusiasts.  Equestrian students learn how to interpret horse behavior and improve communication with their horses. She teaches students practical and realistic skillsets to recognize and evolve their mental approach, notice their patterns, and replace habits that are limiting them from achieving their full potential. She helps riding students set, implement, and achieve realistic goals while building an empowering equine partnership.  
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Hoofprints & Happenings Newsletter Summer 2021
 
Volume XIV Edition III                                     Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey
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Wow... I can't believe we're already into July! We've had record-breaking temperatures here in the inland northwest and the days have had really early starts to get done before the heat takes over. The only horses not fazed by the 100+ temperatures of late are the ones in from Arizona, who are basking in the "cooler" temps from their normal summers.

This season there has been a lot of "experienced" horses that are quite defensive, fearful, and often in pain due to the human experience. I share weekly posts on my YouTube channel, on my BLOG, and in my free Facebook group. You can subscribe to each of them to learn from recent posts and videos. I have had many owners reach out thanking me for the topics I'm bringing to light that is often unaddressed in the "quick-fix horse training approaches."

One of the challenges along the horsemanship journey is realizing the more you understand, the more definitive you must become in the choices you make for yourself and your horse. This can deviate from the original goals and intentions of the horse experience, and I know it is a difficult challenge equine enthusiasts face as they become realistic about creating quality partnerships. Having honest, self-reflective moments to assess goals and intentions as to what is best for both the human and horse can be tough. But once that clarity is found, the quality of interaction with the horse can drastically improve.

As always "life" happens and there's been a few openings in the upcoming Idaho Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinics. Perhaps the timing is right for you to join me in these fantastic learning Opportunities! Details to follow later in the newsletter.


I love hearing updates, so feel free to reach out with an email, be well,
Sam

P.S. I'm currently scheduling my fall and winter clinics throughout the USA, if you're interested in hosting a clinic, you can find out more HERE.
Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Empathy versus Assumptions 
Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinics, Sandpoint, ID

What is a Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinic?
I developed the "Full Immersion Clinic" as an opportunity to address a variety of topics with participants learning during both unmounted sessions and while in the saddle. These safe, fun, and supportive learning opportunities offer an in-depth full immersion experience.

The Friday through Sunday clinics focus on Equine Behavior Assessment, Clear Communication & Effective Aids, Ground Work, and Riding. We also cover a variety of topics such as anatomical lectures, tack fit and appropriate usage, "finding a feel" exercises, group discussions, and much more!

Who may participate?
From novice to advanced riders, I encourage participants of all ages, disciplines, and experience levels. Horses may range from un-started colts to experienced competitive horses, and everything in between.  This is not a "discipline-specific" clinic. Maximum of eight participants.

Can I bring more than one horse?
Yes.  One horse is included in the participant fee, if you would like to bring an extra horse to "split" sessions with, there is a $10/day fee.

Can I participate if I don't have my own horse?
At this time I have one lesson horse available that is offered on a first-come basis (depending on the order registration is received.)

Why no predetermined "format?"
This is an opportunity to learn about behavioral patterns in you and your horse and to address "holes" in the foundation of your equine partnership.  These may be influencing the quality of the relationship with your horse and are preventing you from achieving your goals.  The clinic offers a safe, non-critical, supportive opportunity where you are encouraged to take the time to recognize how what, and why you're communicating with your horse.  By watching other participants, people begin to see similarities in their own horsemanship. 

These horsemanship clinics can be a great way to offer perspective and offer participants both short and long-term realistic direction for them and their horse.  Beyond this basic outline, the structure and focus of the clinic will depend on the participants and their interests. Whether you are a trail rider, jumper, pleasure rider, or endurance rider, and everyone else, there is much to be discovered!

How long is a session?
A clinic day begins at 8 a.m., with about an hour lunch break midday, and ends around 5 p.m.  I do not work by the clock but individual time is roughly 45 min to 1 1/2hrs several times in a day and group ride time longer.  There is a lot of group discussion in between rides further discussing things that arose in each person's session.

Is the instruction individual or group?
Both.  Initially, everyone gets one on one time and then depending on the student and their horse's needs, they will continue to have individual time and/or group instruction.

 

What tack do I need?
The only requirement is that all riders must wear an ASTM-approved riding helmet.  There are helmets available to borrow for the clinic for a $10 fee.  Otherwise, tack is often assessed, adjusted for proper fit, etc. throughout the clinic.

How do I register?
If you would like to participate, a non-refundable 50% deposit to guarantee participant slots.

To register online and pay online: If using a mobile device click 
HERE. If on a pc or laptop, scroll to form further down this page.

Or you can visit the 
Registration page to print participant paperwork and to mail payment.

What does the clinic cost?
The cost to participate in the three-day clinic is $600.

May I audit?
Auditors may pay a daily or a discounted three-day fee.  They are encouraged to participate in all relevant group discussions.  The auditor fee is $50/day or a discount of $115/3 days. To pay online click 
HERE or Email to get registered

 

What is included in the price?
Daily unmounted theory discussions, tack/equipment fitting & usage, individual and group instruction and activities, and pasture board (grass hay) for your horse.  There are four 12x12 uncovered stalls available on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be reserved at the time of your registration submission.  (You are responsible for cleaning your own stall.)

When may I arrive/depart?
Horse arrivals are to be on the Thursday prior to the first day of the clinic. Local folks typically head home Sunday evening.  Those traveling long distances stay through Sunday night, (extra $10/night board charge) and depart Monday morning.

 

Accommodation options
Free dry camping (sorry, no hook-ups) is available on the property whether you're in a tent, motor home, camper, or horse trailer.  There are many options via 
AirBnB, and plenty of name-brand hotels and motels in Sandpoint (about a 15 min drive south of the facility.)

Food/Grocery Options
Participants must provide their own food and lodging. A mom-and-pop store is just a few miles away, 
The Pack River General Store, offering basic groceries to a full dining menu that changes daily.

 

Property Rules
There is NO SMOKING policy on the TEC property.
All cell phones must be on vibrate for the ENTIRE clinic.  If you must take a call, please do so to not interrupt the other participant's experience.
You may not ride your horse outside of clinic activities unless otherwise given permission.
Dogs must be well behaved (no barking) and remain on leashes at all times, and owners must pick up after them.

Full Immersion Clinic #1  
The Equestrian Center
Sandpoint, ID
July 30-August 1, 2021
Participant SIGN UP
Auditor SIGN UP

Full Immersion Clinic #2 
The Equestrian Center
Sandpoint ID
August 27-29, 2021
Participant SIGN UP
Auditor SIGN UP

 

P.S. If you would like a daily dose of adventures, humor, and insight, did you know you can now see my pictures on Instagram, subscribe to my new YouTube channel, sign up for my Blog and follow me on Facebook?
Yes... I have crossed into the abyss of being totally social media committed!

People and horses get stuck in a mental/physical rut as to the quality and intention of the Conversations and interactions with their horses. 

Without having to "go anywhere" there are so many scenarios that you can create to help you assess, then address and refine, in your own clarity, communication, and adaptability. 

Notice how receptive your horse is when asked something different from what he has learned to expect if you change your normal patterns of interaction. 

These seemingly insignificant moments or minor changes contribute to you building a thoughtful and intentional partnership with your horse so that the day you need to ask something unexpected of your equine partner, he is mentally available and physically soft towards participating in the unfamiliar. 

How do YOU and YOUR horse respond if: 

 You go into the pasture/stall with a halter in your hand, but don't immediately catch your horse. 

 You open the gate/stall door but don't go out it. 

 When you do go out the gate, you stop and talk to someone, instead of continuing on to wherever the tack-up area is. 

You tack up "wrong"- place your saddle blanket on the horse's neck or rump instead of the "normal" area, or change the order by bridling before you saddle. 

 You lead from the horse's right side. 

 Mount/dismount from the horse's right side. 

 You mount/dismount multiple times throughout a session. 

 At the end of the ride you head all the way back to the "normal" dismount area, then turn around and head back out as if you were doing another ride. 

Many riders due to time limitations, convenience, or lack of awareness, create patterns in the interaction with the horse. This often leads to mindless moments as humans and horses are going through the motions during much of their time together. 

 Folks are frequently shocked at how little it takes to "bother" their horse, and then how much effort it takes to help the horse let go of his defensiveness when not asked what was anticipated or was familiar to him. 

 Instead of avoiding potential "holes" in your horsemanship, view recognizing them as an opportunity to address and "fill" them. 

 Remind yourself to not have self-critique or critically reactive responses towards the horse if he offers unexpected moments. His physical behavior is a reflection of his mental and emotional state. 

 Take his feedback towards you changing things up as learning opportunities, rather than being under the illusion he is "fine" and then experiencing "all of a sudden" moments. 

 By acknowledging and refining areas how and when you offer quality support towards the horse, helps him increase his adaptability and reasonableness.

For people who are new to my teaching and training theories, there are many questions and frequently a great deal of pondering and brooding as folks start to question “the way they’ve always done things” with their horses.

An introspective assessment, rather than seeking “answers” by imitating others, frequently leads people to an uncomfortable stage, of not so “pretty” revelations about themselves, behaviors and patterns in their interaction with their horses.

Unfortunately, in our western society, we are often praised for how much we can multi-task, seemingly “accomplishing” more tasks than feasible in a very limited time.

It may appear that individuals are successfully accomplishing multiple tasks, but when it comes down to quality, clarity, and intention when completing those responsibilities, they often are lacking those traits. The difficulty arises when we take a highly sensitive animal like the horse who will “feed” off of our energy and distractions, and we head out to the barn carrying chaos and tension.

Since we no longer rely on horses for survival, most people want to ride or be with their horse and use the experience as an emotional outlet. The problem is horses are highly emotional and sensitive creatures. They also are mirrors to those around them and often reflect what a person “brings” to the interaction.

If folks are rushed, distracted, and stressed from “life” and unintentionally bring their own “baggage” from the daily demands of a job, family, life, etc. to their equine partners, it makes for a less than desirable experience for both participants.

So the next time you are THINKING about going out to spend time with your horse or go for a ride, pause for a moment. Take 10 (I’m not kidding) deep breaths, mentally scanning your body for rigidity, distraction, or tightness. With each exhale, notice if you can start to let go of or compartmentalize other “realities” from your life for an hour or two while you head out to the barn.

Horses are not machines waiting to “serve” a human’s purpose. The horse within seconds of your arrival has assessed where your brain and emotions are. If you aren’t present, neither will he be, leading to a less than quality experience. They can be fantastic partners, but only if offered fair and respectful communication by someone mentally present. Why not spend quality time, rather than “dutiful” time with him?

And trust me, all those “urgent” distractions and daily challenges you have will still be waiting for you when you’re done spending time with your horse. So, leave reality at the door, and literally, give yourself permission to slow down and enjoy the ride!

Visit the Calendar for Upcoming Events
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Hoofprints & Happenings Newsletter Summer 2021
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Volume XIV Edition III                                     Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey
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Wow... I can't believe we're already into July! We've had record-breaking temperatures here in the inland northwest and the days have had really early starts to get done before the heat takes over. The only horses not fazed by the 100+ temperatures of late are the ones in from Arizona, who are basking in the "cooler" temps from their normal summers.

This season there has been a lot of "experienced" horses that are quite defensive, fearful, and often in pain due to the human experience. I share weekly posts on my YouTube channel, on my BLOG, and in my free Facebook group. You can subscribe to each of them to learn from recent posts and videos. I have had many owners reach out thanking me for the topics I'm bringing to light that is often unaddressed in the "quick-fix horse training approaches."

One of the challenges along the horsemanship journey is realizing the more you understand, the more definitive you must become in the choices you make for yourself and your horse. This can deviate from the original goals and intentions of the horse experience, and I know it is a difficult challenge equine enthusiasts face as they become realistic about creating quality partnerships. Having honest, self-reflective moments to assess goals and intentions as to what is best for both the human and horse can be tough. But once that clarity is found, the quality of interaction with the horse can drastically improve.

As always "life" happens and there's been a few openings in the upcoming Idaho Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinics. Perhaps the timing is right for you to join me in these fantastic learning Opportunities! Details to follow later in the newsletter.


I love hearing updates, so feel free to reach out with an email, be well,
Sam

P.S. I'm currently scheduling my fall and winter clinics throughout the USA, if you're interested in hosting a clinic, you can find out more HERE.
Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Empathy versus Assumptions 
Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinics, Sandpoint, ID

What is a Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinic?
I developed the "Full Immersion Clinic" as an opportunity to address a variety of topics with participants learning during both unmounted sessions and while in the saddle. These safe, fun, and supportive learning opportunities offer an in-depth full immersion experience.

The Friday through Sunday clinics focus on Equine Behavior Assessment, Clear Communication & Effective Aids, Ground Work, and Riding. We also cover a variety of topics such as anatomical lectures, tack fit and appropriate usage, "finding a feel" exercises, group discussions, and much more!

Who may participate?
From novice to advanced riders, I encourage participants of all ages, disciplines, and experience levels. Horses may range from un-started colts to experienced competitive horses, and everything in between.  This is not a "discipline-specific" clinic. Maximum of eight participants.

Can I bring more than one horse?
Yes.  One horse is included in the participant fee, if you would like to bring an extra horse to "split" sessions with, there is a $10/day fee.

Can I participate if I don't have my own horse?
At this time I have one lesson horse available that is offered on a first-come basis (depending on the order registration is received.)

Why no predetermined "format?"
This is an opportunity to learn about behavioral patterns in you and your horse and to address "holes" in the foundation of your equine partnership.  These may be influencing the quality of the relationship with your horse and are preventing you from achieving your goals.  The clinic offers a safe, non-critical, supportive opportunity where you are encouraged to take the time to recognize how what, and why you're communicating with your horse.  By watching other participants, people begin to see similarities in their own horsemanship. 

These horsemanship clinics can be a great way to offer perspective and offer participants both short and long-term realistic direction for them and their horse.  Beyond this basic outline, the structure and focus of the clinic will depend on the participants and their interests. Whether you are a trail rider, jumper, pleasure rider, or endurance rider, and everyone else, there is much to be discovered!

How long is a session?
A clinic day begins at 8 a.m., with about an hour lunch break midday, and ends around 5 p.m.  I do not work by the clock but individual time is roughly 45 min to 1 1/2hrs several times in a day and group ride time longer.  There is a lot of group discussion in between rides further discussing things that arose in each person's session.

Is the instruction individual or group?
Both.  Initially, everyone gets one on one time and then depending on the student and their horse's needs, they will continue to have individual time and/or group instruction.

 

What tack do I need?
The only requirement is that all riders must wear an ASTM-approved riding helmet.  There are helmets available to borrow for the clinic for a $10 fee.  Otherwise, tack is often assessed, adjusted for proper fit, etc. throughout the clinic.

How do I register?
If you would like to participate, a non-refundable 50% deposit to guarantee participant slots.

To register online and pay online: If using a mobile device click 
HERE. If on a pc or laptop, scroll to form further down this page.

Or you can visit the 
Registration page to print participant paperwork and to mail payment.

What does the clinic cost?
The cost to participate in the three-day clinic is $600.

May I audit?
Auditors may pay a daily or a discounted three-day fee.  They are encouraged to participate in all relevant group discussions.  The auditor fee is $50/day or a discount of $115/3 days. To pay online click 
HERE or Email to get registered

 

What is included in the price?
Daily unmounted theory discussions, tack/equipment fitting & usage, individual and group instruction and activities, and pasture board (grass hay) for your horse.  There are four 12x12 uncovered stalls available on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be reserved at the time of your registration submission.  (You are responsible for cleaning your own stall.)

When may I arrive/depart?
Horse arrivals are to be on the Thursday prior to the first day of the clinic. Local folks typically head home Sunday evening.  Those traveling long distances stay through Sunday night, (extra $10/night board charge) and depart Monday morning.

 

Accommodation options
Free dry camping (sorry, no hook-ups) is available on the property whether you're in a tent, motor home, camper, or horse trailer.  There are many options via 
AirBnB, and plenty of name-brand hotels and motels in Sandpoint (about a 15 min drive south of the facility.)

Food/Grocery Options
Participants must provide their own food and lodging. A mom-and-pop store is just a few miles away, 
The Pack River General Store, offering basic groceries to a full dining menu that changes daily.

 

Property Rules
There is NO SMOKING policy on the TEC property.
All cell phones must be on vibrate for the ENTIRE clinic.  If you must take a call, please do so to not interrupt the other participant's experience.
You may not ride your horse outside of clinic activities unless otherwise given permission.
Dogs must be well behaved (no barking) and remain on leashes at all times, and owners must pick up after them.

Full Immersion Clinic #1  
The Equestrian Center
Sandpoint, ID
July 30-August 1, 2021
Participant SIGN UP
Auditor SIGN UP

Full Immersion Clinic #2 
The Equestrian Center
Sandpoint ID
August 27-29, 2021
Participant SIGN UP
Auditor SIGN UP

 

P.S. If you would like a daily dose of adventures, humor, and insight, did you know you can now see my pictures on Instagram, subscribe to my new YouTube channel, sign up for my Blog and follow me on Facebook?
Yes... I have crossed into the abyss of being totally social media committed!

People and horses get stuck in a mental/physical rut as to the quality and intention of the Conversations and interactions with their horses. 

Without having to "go anywhere" there are so many scenarios that you can create to help you assess, then address and refine, in your own clarity, communication, and adaptability. 

Notice how receptive your horse is when asked something different from what he has learned to expect if you change your normal patterns of interaction. 

These seemingly insignificant moments or minor changes contribute to you building a thoughtful and intentional partnership with your horse so that the day you need to ask something unexpected of your equine partner, he is mentally available and physically soft towards participating in the unfamiliar. 

How do YOU and YOUR horse respond if: 

 You go into the pasture/stall with a halter in your hand, but don't immediately catch your horse. 

 You open the gate/stall door but don't go out it. 

 When you do go out the gate, you stop and talk to someone, instead of continuing on to wherever the tack-up area is. 

You tack up "wrong"- place your saddle blanket on the horse's neck or rump instead of the "normal" area, or change the order by bridling before you saddle. 

 You lead from the horse's right side. 

 Mount/dismount from the horse's right side. 

 You mount/dismount multiple times throughout a session. 

 At the end of the ride you head all the way back to the "normal" dismount area, then turn around and head back out as if you were doing another ride. 

Many riders due to time limitations, convenience, or lack of awareness, create patterns in the interaction with the horse. This often leads to mindless moments as humans and horses are going through the motions during much of their time together. 

 Folks are frequently shocked at how little it takes to "bother" their horse, and then how much effort it takes to help the horse let go of his defensiveness when not asked what was anticipated or was familiar to him. 

 Instead of avoiding potential "holes" in your horsemanship, view recognizing them as an opportunity to address and "fill" them. 

 Remind yourself to not have self-critique or critically reactive responses towards the horse if he offers unexpected moments. His physical behavior is a reflection of his mental and emotional state. 

 Take his feedback towards you changing things up as learning opportunities, rather than being under the illusion he is "fine" and then experiencing "all of a sudden" moments. 

 By acknowledging and refining areas how and when you offer quality support towards the horse, helps him increase his adaptability and reasonableness.

For people who are new to my teaching and training theories, there are many questions and frequently a great deal of pondering and brooding as folks start to question “the way they’ve always done things” with their horses.

An introspective assessment, rather than seeking “answers” by imitating others, frequently leads people to an uncomfortable stage, of not so “pretty” revelations about themselves, behaviors and patterns in their interaction with their horses.

Unfortunately, in our western society, we are often praised for how much we can multi-task, seemingly “accomplishing” more tasks than feasible in a very limited time.

It may appear that individuals are successfully accomplishing multiple tasks, but when it comes down to quality, clarity, and intention when completing those responsibilities, they often are lacking those traits. The difficulty arises when we take a highly sensitive animal like the horse who will “feed” off of our energy and distractions, and we head out to the barn carrying chaos and tension.

Since we no longer rely on horses for survival, most people want to ride or be with their horse and use the experience as an emotional outlet. The problem is horses are highly emotional and sensitive creatures. They also are mirrors to those around them and often reflect what a person “brings” to the interaction.

If folks are rushed, distracted, and stressed from “life” and unintentionally bring their own “baggage” from the daily demands of a job, family, life, etc. to their equine partners, it makes for a less than desirable experience for both participants.

So the next time you are THINKING about going out to spend time with your horse or go for a ride, pause for a moment. Take 10 (I’m not kidding) deep breaths, mentally scanning your body for rigidity, distraction, or tightness. With each exhale, notice if you can start to let go of or compartmentalize other “realities” from your life for an hour or two while you head out to the barn.

Horses are not machines waiting to “serve” a human’s purpose. The horse within seconds of your arrival has assessed where your brain and emotions are. If you aren’t present, neither will he be, leading to a less than quality experience. They can be fantastic partners, but only if offered fair and respectful communication by someone mentally present. Why not spend quality time, rather than “dutiful” time with him?

And trust me, all those “urgent” distractions and daily challenges you have will still be waiting for you when you’re done spending time with your horse. So, leave reality at the door, and literally, give yourself permission to slow down and enjoy the ride!

Visit the Calendar for Upcoming Events
Visit the 165+ Video Catalogue with Horsemanship Webinars, Series, Video Vault, and more with daily, weekly, and yearly rental options. Click HERE
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Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Empathy vs. Assumptions


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Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinics by Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey

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Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinics 2021
 
The Equestrian Center, LLC            Toll Free 866-904-0111            ID 208-265-2644             Website 
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Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinics, Sandpoint, ID
Wow... I can't believe we're already into July! As always "life" happens and there's been a few openings in the Idaho Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinics. Perhaps the timing is right for you to join me in these fantastic learning Opportunities!

What is a Full Immersion Horsemanship Clinic?
I developed the "Full Immersion Clinic" as an opportunity to address a variety of topics with participants learning during both unmounted sessions and while in the saddle. These safe, fun, and supportive learning opportunities offer an in-depth full immersion experience.

The Friday through Sunday clinics focus on Equine Behavior Assessment, Clear Communication & Effective Aids, Ground Work, and Riding. We also cover a variety of topics such as anatomical lectures, tack fit and appropriate usage, "finding a feel" exercises, group discussions, and much more!

Who may participate?
From novice to advanced riders, I encourage participants of all ages, disciplines, and experience levels. Horses may range from un-started colts to experienced competitive horses, and everything in between.  This is not a "discipline-specific" clinic. Maximum of eight participants.

Can I bring more than one horse?
Yes.  One horse is included in the participant fee, if you would like to bring an extra horse to "split" sessions with, there is a $10/day fee.

Can I participate if I don't have my own horse?
At this time I have one lesson horse available that is offered on a first-come basis (depending on the order registration is received.)

Why no predetermined "format?"
This is an opportunity to learn about behavioral patterns in you and your horse and to address "holes" in the foundation of your equine partnership.  These may be influencing the quality of the relationship with your horse and are preventing you from achieving your goals.  The clinic offers a safe, non-critical, supportive opportunity where you are encouraged to take the time to recognize how what, and why you're communicating with your horse.  By watching other participants, people begin to see similarities in their own horsemanship. 

These horsemanship clinics can be a great way to offer perspective and offer participants both short and long-term realistic direction for them and their horse.  Beyond this basic outline, the structure and focus of the clinic will depend on the participants and their interests. Whether you are a trail rider, jumper, pleasure rider, or endurance rider, and everyone else, there is much to be discovered!

How long is a session?
A clinic day begins at 8 a.m., with about an hour lunch break midday, and ends around 5 p.m.  I do not work by the clock but individual time is roughly 45 min to 1 1/2hrs several times in a day and group ride time longer.  There is a lot of group discussion in between rides further discussing things that arose in each person's session.

Is the instruction individual or group?
Both.  Initially, everyone gets one on one time and then depending on the student and their horse's needs, they will continue to have individual time and/or group instruction.

 

What tack do I need?
The only requirement is that all riders must wear an ASTM-approved riding helmet.  There are helmets available to borrow for the clinic for a $10 fee.  Otherwise, tack is often assessed, adjusted for proper fit, etc. throughout the clinic.

How do I register?
If you would like to participate, a non-refundable 50% deposit to guarantee participant slots.

To register online and pay online: If using a mobile device click 
HERE. If on a pc or laptop, scroll to form further down this page.

Or you can visit the 
Registration page to print participant paperwork and to mail payment.

What does the clinic cost?
The cost to participate in the three-day clinic is $600.

May I audit?
Auditors may pay a daily or a discounted three-day fee.  They are encouraged to participate in all relevant group discussions.  The auditor fee is $50/day or a discount of $115/3 days. To pay online click 
HERE or Email to get registered

 

What is included in the price?
Daily unmounted theory discussions, tack/equipment fitting & usage, individual and group instruction and activities, and pasture board (grass hay) for your horse.  There are four 12x12 uncovered stalls available on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be reserved at the time of your registration submission.  (You are responsible for cleaning your own stall.)

When may I arrive/depart?
Horse arrivals are to be on the Thursday prior to the first day of the clinic. Local folks typically head home Sunday evening.  Those traveling long distances stay through Sunday night, (extra $10/night board charge) and depart Monday morning.

 

Accommodation options
Free dry camping (sorry, no hook-ups) is available on the property whether you're in a tent, motor home, camper, or horse trailer.  There are many options via 
AirBnB, and plenty of name-brand hotels and motels in Sandpoint (about a 15 min drive south of the facility.)

Food/Grocery Options
Participants must provide their own food and lodging. A mom-and-pop store is just a few miles away, 
The Pack River General Store, offering basic groceries to a full dining menu that changes daily.

 

Property Rules
There is NO SMOKING policy on the TEC property.
All cell phones must be on vibrate for the ENTIRE clinic.  If you must take a call, please do so to not interrupt the other participant's experience.
You may not ride your horse outside of clinic activities unless otherwise given permission.
Dogs must be well behaved (no barking) and remain on leashes at all times, and owners must pick up after them.

Full Immersion Clinic #1  
The Equestrian Center
Sandpoint, ID
July 30-August 1, 2021
Participant SIGN UP
Auditor SIGN UP

Full Immersion Clinic #2 
The Equestrian Center
Sandpoint ID
August 27-29, 2021
Participant SIGN UP
Auditor SIGN UP

 

P.S. If you would like a daily dose of adventures, humor, and insight, did you know you can now see my pictures on Instagram, subscribe to my new YouTube channel, sign up for my Blog and follow me on Facebook?
Yes... I have crossed into the abyss of being totally social media committed!


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Reintroducing the Halter to the Fearful and Defensive Horse


For those who have been following Tulip's journey... and as a recap for those who are unfamiliar with her story. She was sold as an "Advanced Beginner" horse via sales video. After being shipped across the country, it took her new owner two hours to catch her... a year later they were stuck in relatively the same place and she was basically untouchable.
This is the first day of week three. If you're interested in week one, click here https://bit.ly/TulipHorse , and week two, click here https://youtu.be/oJe-Y8XNuOY , and now the first time I'm re-introducing the halter. She has massive physical scarring and trauma. Serious head shy-ness. So a lot of what I do with her in the videos is based on the very narrow window of opportunity I have to help and offer her a different human experience from what she expects.
Each of the videos is not ideal. It is a glimpse into the beginning of the Conversations and journey of "what it takes" to help a horse like this. I have no agenda. No "we have to..." And, no "circus act." If I were to "drive, make, force a horse like this... she'd blow right through the fence out of fear. The only goal is to reawaken her curiosity to replace the fear and defensiveness.

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Adaptability in Horses and Humans

Adaptability


People and horses get stuck in a mental/physical rut as to the quality and intention of the Conversations and interactions with their horse.




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Remote Horse Coach
Samantha Harvey Bio
 
Sam developed her Alternative Horsemanship training approach over the past three decades of working within various facets of the equine industry.  
 
She starts colts, rehabilitates "difficult" horses, and finishes horses for both the show arena and pleasure riding. She works with both competitive and pleasure riders of all levels and backgrounds, horses of a variety of breeds, ages, and disciplines worldwide.
 
She has lectured, presented, and offered demos at equine symposiums and expos. Sam has taught horsemanship and equine behavior to pre-veterinary students. She has been a featured speaker on nationally syndicated radio programs. Samantha Harvey regularly posts to her award-winning blog, which has been recognized as a top 75 blog in the equestrian community worldwide. She is also a regular contributor to equine publications and has contributed to several published horsemanship books.
 
Samantha Harvey offers Horsemanship and a variety of other discipline-specific clinics worldwide and spends time working abroad with horses in South America, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and most recently in Southeast Asia.
 
Her innovative teaching style shared in her Remote Horse Coaching programs, empower students to evolve into confident, pro-active horse enthusiasts.  Equestrian students learn how to interpret horse behavior and improve communication with their horses. She teaches students practical and realistic skillsets to recognize and evolve their mental approach, notice their patterns, and replace habits that are limiting them from achieving their full potential. She helps riding students set, implement, and achieve realistic goals while building an empowering equine partnership.  
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