What if I don't do it "right?"
Over the years of helping a variety of riders of all ages, backgrounds, disciplines, and experiences, I get asked this same question as they strive to improve their equine partnerships.
Horses have an incredible ability to recognize the human's intention whether a person is in close proximity or not.
The "story" of self-doubt in the rider/handler's head, diminishes their ability to stay present, and communicate in "real time" with the horse.
Even if the aids are not totally clear, or the timing is slightly off, the clearer and more specific the intention, the greater chance the horse has to address what is being presented.
Experimenting, assessing, and refining understanding of the horse's response and communication is a continuously evolving journey.
Let go of the anticipation, distraction, and self-doubt. Replace it with short, specific, segmented communication with clear intent, and take time to assess the horse's feedback. This helps clarify what to address next to refine the Conversations and build trust in the equine.
*Defining & Refining Your Equine Search
*Deconstructing The Sales Ad
*Horse PreView Questions
*Learning to say "No" - 21 Common Scenarios
The must-have horse shopping guide that will help you clarify your goals, refine your search, recognize red flags, and build your confidence during your buying experience. The Remote Horse Coach shares insight from over 30 years of buying and selling horses.
"I've bought and sold many horses, and I couldn't believe how helpful this course was. Thank you!" Jillian, MI 2023
"I had ridden for years, but when it came time to purchase my first horse, the thought was daunting. I had heard plenty of horror stories and didn't want to make a mistake. I happen to find this course, and couldn't believe how it broke down the seemingly overwhelming idea of sifting through all the horse advertisements, to a plausible experience. It really worked- I finally found my horse of a lifetime. I'm forever grateful, thanks Sam!" Carolyn, MA 2023
November Livestreams -
Changing mindless patterned horse interactions leading to unwanted equine behaviors.
Part 1 Mental Anticipations
Saturday Nov 5th 9am pst
Part 2 Physical Behaviors
Saturday Nov 11th 9am pst
Part 3 Specificity & Timing
Saturday Nov 25th 9am pst
All LIVESTREAMS are available for replay.
Discussing three common factors that trigger unintentional human communication and are detrimental to building the Horse's try, trust, and reasonable behaviors.
October Livestream Schedule
Distractions of the Unexpected
10/9 5pm pst
Previous Anticipation Triggers
10/16 5pm pst
10/23 5 pm pst
Refining rider self-awareness to improve the quality of communication offered to the horse.
Part 1 Biomechanics of Rein Handling
Saturday Oct 16th 9am pst
Part 2 Finessing the Feel
Saturday Oct 23rd 9am pst
Part 3 Specificity & Timing
Monday Oct 25th 9am pst
All LIVESTREAMS available for replay.
Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey is based on more than three decades of equine-related experiences as an equestrian student, equine competitor, horse instructor, mentor, equine business consultant, and offering horsemanship clinics worldwide.
Sam offers many services including starting colts and rehabilitating "difficult" horses, working with various breeds, ages, and disciplines at both a local and national level. She teaches horsemanship clinics, groundwork, horseback riding lessons, and more. Her Alternative Horsemanship training approach helps both competitive and pleasure riders of all levels and backgrounds. She teaches Horsemanship groundwork and riding lessons to help riders interpret and understand horse behavior and to refine their communication, and build trust with their horses.
She has lectured, presented, and offered demos at equine symposiums and expos. Sam has taught horsemanship skills and equine behavior to pre-veterinary students, been a featured speaker...