Sam's ideas, philosophies and horse training theories have developed over 25 years of working with a variety of riders, disciplines and breeds.
She addresses dangerous and unwanted horse behavior, fearful riders, competitive mental strategies, Alternative Horsemanship, Horse Webinars, is a Remote Horse Coach and consultant and offers limited Clinics worldwide.
Enjoy the blog entries as a preface to work with Sam as your remote horse coach or participate in her group webinars!
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Horse and Rider Training
At TEC I customize training programs to suit the owner and horse’s needs, along with the owner's budget. I offer training packages from one week to six months. I ask that horses are current on shots, vaccinations, worming and hoof care. Horses do not need to be shod because we have mostly sandy footing. Included in the training package is training and either grass or alfalfa hay. Horses are kept with a maximum of three other training horses (of the same sex), in wooded pastures ranging from one to two acres. They are fed twice a day and have access to an automatic water system at the top of a slight hill- this helps with self-conditioning every time they go to get a drink of water and burning off any excess energy.
Generally, a horse is brought in for an initial week-long evaluation of its mental, physical, emotional and educational status. Then I will discuss my evaluation with the owner and best options to help the horse gain confidence, experience, and education, in order to become the ideal equine partner for the owner's specific goals and abilities.
My goal is to encourage horses that come to us to want to “try” for their owners in any situation by offering their mental and emotional availability which in turns allows their physical availability. All aspects of interacting with the horse both on the ground and in the saddle; I prioritize the horse having a positive experience when working with me.
I require all owners to participate in a minimum of five sessions before taking a horse home from training. Owners are invited to watch training sessions and eventually when deemed appropriate, partake in lessons with their horse both working on the ground and in the saddle. This helps clarify understanding and communication between the horse and owner creating a raised level of awareness, leading to a respectful and rewarding partnership.
Once a horse has arrived into training, they have priority to stay however long is necessary.
Horses are worked Monday thru Friday (not by the clock.) My goal is to start and end on a positive note. Horses may be dropped off Monday-Friday between 8 am and 12 pm.
Pricing varies depending on if you are at the ID or AZ location. Please see below for details.
Idaho Facility- Season Waiting List- Email to find out availability
For one week of training (Sam working with only the horse) which includes board is $275; if the horse and owner are in full training (any combo of five sessions and including board) the fee is $350. Full payment of each week is required PRIOR to training. There is always a waiting list for training horses. If owners would like to reserve the next available spot they can do so by paying a NON-REFUNDABLE first-week deposit.
Once we have your paperwork and deposit, you will receive a confirmation email and dates for the next available spot for your horse. Thank you!
Arizona Facility - please email to find out Sam's winter availability
For one week of training (Sam working with only the horse) which includes board is $300; if the horse and owner are in full training (any combo of five sessions and including board) the fee is $350. Full payment of each week is required PRIOR to training.
There is always a waiting list for training horses. If owners would like to reserve the next available spot they can do so by paying a NON-REFUNDABLE $300 deposit.