Horse Humor Listening to a Horse Rider & Instructor

In this humorous video, Samantha Harvey recreates a variety of excerpts from discussions she has had with students over the years. This video is not limited to trail riders but is relevant to all horseback riding disciplines. There is always a choice between quality horsemanship and hurrying to accomplish the task or goal. 99.9% of unwanted horse behaviors are human-created. If we learn to take the time and prioritize quality, we can accomplish so much more with a mentally available, physically reasonable, and adaptable horse.

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Curious vs. Fearful horse

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series 

*Curious vs. Fearful Horse and Unwanted Behaviors 

Sam is joined in the pasture by a young horse born in the wild. 

She discusses how prioritizing keeping the horse's curiosity versus using Horse Training tactics can create fear as the young horse training progresses. She explains how this influences the horse's future willingness to participate and the reasonableness of his behaviors when doing so.

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Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Unrealistic Equine Expectations

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Unreasonable Equine Expectations

Many equine interactions can become quickly frustrating and emotionally overwhelming because of the human's unreasonable "hopefulness" in the interaction. The scenario can quickly escalate causing diminished quality in the interaction and building defensiveness in both the horse and human. Subscribe for weekly episodes and Alternative Horsemanship YouTube videos.

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Empathy vs. Assumptions Video

Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey presents Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series 

*Empathy vs. Assumptions 

In this video, Sam discusses how many people are starting in a place of assumption with their horses. This causes humans to not recognize the potential cracks or holes in their equine's educational "foundation." This fundamental misunderstanding leads to a majority of the unwanted scenarios experienced with the horse because the handler or rider is assuming and misinterpreting many equine behaviors. 

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#Equi-Quality Challenge Day 4: Letting go of "Have to" and offering "We Can"

#Equi-Quality Challenge Day 3- Movement Reflects the Horse's Mental and Emotional State

#Equi-Quality Challenge Day 2- Change Hands to Improve Adaptability

#Equi-Quality Challenge Day 1: Mental Clarity before Critiquing the Horse

#Equi-Quality Horse Challenge Improving the Equine Partnership

Join Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey the Remote Horse Coach in the 5-day #Equi-Quality Challenge to improve the Quality of the Equine Partnership.

Each day Sam will share a Daily Tip that you can incorporate into your horsemanship. Join her on INSTAGRAM and participate in each of the day's topics to enter to win a free 1:1 Coaching Session.

Online Horse Behavior and Horsemanship Course by Alternative Horsemanship the Remote Horse Coach

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"Here’s a happy update. I took your multi-part web series on trust last spring and it made all the difference in the world. Seeing you work with other horses was the key for me. I’m not completely there yet, but Sunny is way more trusting. I can call her out of the field, call her over, gently move her around, better control in the round pen, etc. I’ve done a lot of riding in the pasture practicing turns, whoa, and even backing-up. No punishment, just encouragement. She’s good in the pasture even if she can’t see the other horses.

I’ve gotten a few riding tips from friends and am doing better in the saddle. Very little pulling on her mouth. I take long trail rides and her fear level is way down. Yesterday we rode through some tightly spaced trees and had no problems at all. My biggest challenge is to slow her walk on the return trip. Sunny pretty much knows when we’re looping back and that’s when she starts rushing. However, we had a breakthrough on that yesterday. Hardly any rushing on the whole ride. Thank you so much for helping me build this relationship with my horse."
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Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Too much Whoa or Go

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series 

*Too much Whoa or Go 

Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey the Remote Horse Coach shares her perspective on why only directing or controlling the horse's feet leads to a variety of unwanted behaviors in the horse. She discusses how learning to influence the horse's thought and then movement is a frequently missing piece in the foundation of an equine partnership. 

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