Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Hindering Human Distractions

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Hindering Human Distractions Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey the Remote Horse Coach shares how the human's mental distractions can have an unintentional impact on the quality of the communication with the horse. Subscribe to the series Alternative Horsemanship Channel for new horse learning videos every Friday.

Horse Rider Mindset- the Journey of Improving to become better Partners

The Commitment to Change

Every year I receive hundreds of emails and phone calls from people worldwide who are at various stages in their horsemanship journey.
There is a very clear separation between those who are seeking to learn how to work with the horse versus those who are wanting to achieve fast results.
For those who choose the less popular path of raising their self -awareness, and allowing both themselves and the horse time as the relationship evolves, it can feel very isolating.
Learning to let go of distractions and be mentally available to recognize, and address the horse and what he is experiencing, can present a very steep learning curve without a support system for the human.
At times, because this less common approach is not frequently taught, the journey can feel as if one has alienated themselves from the mainstream horse world.
I want to throw open the door for fun dialogue to offer those who perhaps are experiencing, or are questioning "the system" to help equine enthusiasts realize they are not alone.
There are many individuals around the world, every day, who are prioritizing quality with the horse, and all of the struggles, emotions, questions along the sometimes unclear journey are shared by others.
Having read some of Juliette's writings of her decade-plus journey on a path moving away from her initial traditional horse education, I think she's expressed really well what many others may be feeling.
I thought it would be a great opportunity for folks to hear about her experiences and realize change is possible.
Save the date- Live On Instagram
Join me Alternative Horsemanship and Juliette Ober ( author of the Honey Suckle Faire blog and multiple articles for EquiTrekking Magazine) for the LIVE event Saturday, February 26th, 6pm MST, 8pm est.

Assessing Human Pressure towards the Horse- by the Remote Horse Coach

People tend to hurry in life and often the same applies to their horsemanship.

Horses, Humans, & Pressure by the Remote Horse Coach

Horses, Humans, and Pressure

Horses learning to Follow the Feel of Pressure- by The Remote Horse Coach

 "Following a Feel"

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Measuring Success- Illusion of Expectations

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series 
*Measuring Success- Illusions of Expectations

Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey the Remote Horse Coach discusses the perception of success with the horse, and what can lead to too much pressure, frustration, and overwhelming scenarios. 

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Horsemanship Webinar: Pressure points- Unintentional Human Communication by The Remote Horse Coach

Final Alternative Horsemanship Webinar Reminder

Pressure Points: Unintentional Human Communication
This webinar is designed to raise your awareness of the potential mannerisms you are using in your movement and energy that are unintentionally creating pressure and potentially building defensiveness in the horse.

Saturday, Feb 19 @ 11am mst
Click HERE for details and registration.

Replay is available if you miss the LIVE event. 50 minutes of lecture and 10 min of Q & A.

Young Horse Education: First time Sitting In the Saddle by Alternative Horsemanship

Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey the Remote Horse Coach shares the first time she sits on a young horse and how her priority is for it to be a confidence-building experience for the horse.

Preparing the Young Horse: When is the young horse ready to ride? by Alternative Horsemanship

Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey the Remote Horse Coach shares a brief glimpse into an assessment of a young horse and things to look for before mounting for the 1st time in order to have a confidence-building opportunity rather than a surviving the ride scenario.

Preparing the Young Horse for Riding- Building Life Skills by Alternative Horsemanship

In this video snippet Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey the Remote Horse Coach shares her perspective on colt starting. Her goal is to educate the young horse with skills that will better help him navigate the human world and all future things asked of him. It is not about rushing and task accomplishment, but rather mentally engaging a physically willing and reasonable horse.

Horse Behavior Webinar: Pressure Points- Unintentional Human Communication

Pressure Points: Unintentional Human Communication Webinar
How to recognize when everyday interactions with the horse cause concern and tension unintentionally creating defensiveness in the horse leading to unwanted behaviors.

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presentation by Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey with Q & A opportunities.
Replay is available for seven days following the live event if you can't join us today.
Saturday, Feb 19th, 11am MST

Dear Sam: Horse Help *Cute Horse behaviors or Indicators of a bigger Problem

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Preparing for Windy Day Conversations

What would our horse experience be like if...
Instead of holding on to:
The GOAL was prioritizing Quality Communication with the Equine, and then presenting the Task?
Watch all NEW Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship YouTube Series episode
*Preparing for Windy Day Conversations
Also a reminder of the upcoming webinar "Horsemanship Help: What am I missing?" Starts Feb 5- (replay available if you can't join the live version) for the registration link.

The Importance of Breath- Improving Horseback Riding Skills by Alternative Horsemanship

The Importance of Breath
Many times when I'm teaching a student, if a tense moment arises, I will instruct them to pat their horse.
This is not for the sake of being "touchy-feely," rather for the release that happens within the rider when they touch their horse.
Without realizing it, they will exhale the breath they'd been unintentionally holding.

Tips for Improving Horse Rider Balance by Alternative Horsemanship

Tips for Improving Rider Balance

So much of our horsemanship can be improved in the time spent bringing awareness to our behaviors and thoughts before we ever involve the horse.
The reality is most people don't have the option of enough time in the saddle. We are often disconnected from our thoughts, and we have very little body awareness.
Many of western society's daily routines involve our physical balance being brought forward and a bit "collapsed"- such as sitting at a desk, working at a computer, and often when driving a vehicle.

California Horsemanship Clinic Learning Opportunities with Alternative Horsemanship

Horsemanship Clinic Learning Opportunities

Winding down another great clinic at Oakzanita Ranch in CA... With weather threatening to wreak havoc some days, through participant adaptability, I integrated remote and video sessions into the In-person Learning Opportunities...
Enthusiastic participants, thinking horses, a variety of scenarios, with a wide range of horses from OTTB to colts to rescues to re-education to refinement...
We don't stay in one place, practice one thing, or do anything you might "normally" see at a clinic... Adaptability, creativity, and stimulating learning environments (for both the horse and rider) to increase the human's understanding, awareness, clarity, communication, and confidence in how to best help and support their horse.

Horsemanship Help: What am I missing Webinar by The Remote Horse Coach

Horsemanship Help: What am I missing?
Saturday, Feb 5, 11am MST
This 60-minute horsemanship webinar will address six common challenging aspects of the human/horse interaction that create miscommunication and defensiveness in the equine partnership.
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Did you miss the previous webinar, Building Confidence in the Horse and Rider? You can watch it on the Video Catalogue here