Unwanted Horse Behaviors and Sleep Deprivation by Alternative Horsemanship

 Horse Health, Behaviors & Sleep

When we say "horse" the initial image in our mind is that of the horse galloping through a field, or some other majestic movement. But there's also the aspect of thinking about how comfortable mentally and emotionally the horse is.

Horse Tack Fit Issues and Problems

Tack fit... or perhaps I should say Mis-Fit.
Probably ranking in the Top 3 challenges faced by riders. It is a major contributor to unwanted experiences in the equine partnership. Below are just a few of the undesirable consequences...

The Human Horse Learning Journey

 I never thought when I chose to work professionally with horses and help educate their owners that I'd be "taking on"...

The human emotional chaos

Horse Rider Tips: Improving Balance by Alternative Horsemanship


In this horse learning video in the Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series, the Remote Horse Coach shares insight into improving horse rider balance. Offering tips on how to create stability in the saddle to improve and refine the quality of the communication offered to the equine.

New videos are posted every Friday.
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Horse Skills: The Check- In Learning to Acknowledge the Equine to stop Guessing

The Check-In

I often encounter people who are surprised or overwhelmed by their horse's responses. There tends to be a major gap in the human's perception of when/what/how things have occurred rather than an understanding of all the ongoing, continuous equine communication that was ignored, overlooked, or criticized and how the animal's feedback would "tell" the person what behaviors were coming next. 

Alternative Horsemanship southern California Horse Clinics

For those folks near Southern CA... these will be the last two Alternative Horsemanship clinics of this sort.

When: Feb 28- March 4, 2024 & March 27- April 1. 2024
Time: 8am- 4:30pm
Where: Oakzanita Ranch, Descanso, CA

Working with a variety of breeds, unmounted, and riding, in and out of the arena... each session is adapted and catered to the individual human and horse's current abilities. The goal is to offer insight into understanding equine behavior and building the skills to communicate clearly and effectively with the horse to build a willing, trusting, adaptable equine partner.

These are also the only clinics where I allow free auditing... There are still a few one-hour individual participant slots available in the second clinic. Please contact the clinic host HERE for auditing details and sign up.

Honesty of Horse Conversations by Alternative Horsemanship the Remote Horse Coach

One of the things that keeps me “motivated” in working with horses is their honesty. The interaction is not about whether I "like" what their behavior is telling me, but rather recognizing they are offering real-time feedback as to what they are mentally, emotionally, and physically experiencing.

Horse Problems: Mounting Issues Livestream by Alternative Horsemanship

Part 2 of the February Livestream series: Mounting Issues

Join the Alternative Horsemanship Locals community to watch the live stream teaching addressing avoidant, defensive, tension-filled horse behaviors while mounting.
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Horse Trailer Loading Tips- Problems... or Opportunities?

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Fly Spraying without Fear

 Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series

Many people struggle with fly spraying their horse without having reactive, defensive avoidant, chaotic, or unwanted horse behavior. This horse video learning session on the Alternative Horsemanship YouTube Channel shares a perspective on educating and Training horses without fear. The Remote Horse Coach offers insight into the contributors during the horse's education, affecting their willingness to participate while building their confidence. "It" is not about the task, but educating the horse to understand learning how to learn for whatever the human may ask of them.
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Spring Preparations for Upcoming Horse Riding Season

Preparing for the Spring Riding Season
Looking ahead to the upcoming riding season, whether you ride for pleasure or are a competitor, you can strive to offer a supportive partnership towards your horse. I will touch on two concepts that you can start considering, without even having to battle the outdoor winter conditions!

Helping the Horse that Spooks

We may giggle... 
But in all seriousness, how did this become the norm?
We've probably experienced our horse spooking at at least one or more of the things (and on more than one occasion) in this horse meme.