Alternative Horsemanship Remote Horse Coach

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Individual equine-related consultations, riding lesson video coaching, & Empowered Equine Partnership. Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey Remote Horse Coach is an equine education based service supplementing competitive and pleasure riders committed to improving the partnership with their horse.

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09/09/2021

Motivation

This is such a common theme in how I work to educate folks to be more supportive of the horse.

So much of what dictates the journey in building the equine partnership is based on the openness of the human putting themselves "out there" to just be present. No critique or judgment.

When this happens so much of the potential stress, anxiety, and anticipation diminish. This leads to the person being able to think, make assessments and decisions that support rather than challenging the horse.

Those quality conversations build confidence and trust in both the human and the horse. This allows each new scenario to be seen as a positive opportunity, rather than an overwhelming unknown.

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Motivation

This is such a common theme in how I work to educate folks to be more supportive of the horse.

So much of what dictates the journey in building the equine partnership is based on the openness of the human putting themselves "out there" to just be present. No critique or judgment.

When this happens so much of the potential stress, anxiety, and anticipation diminish. This leads to the person being able to think, make assessments and decisions that support rather than challenging the horse.

Those quality conversations build confidence and trust in both the human and the horse. This allows each new scenario to be seen as a positive opportunity, rather than an overwhelming unknown.

Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey

#alternativeHorsemanship #RemoteHorseCoach

www.remotehorsecoach.com

09/08/2021

How do YOU and YOUR horse respond if:

You go into the pasture/stall with a halter in your hand, but don't immediately catch your horse.

You open the gate/stall door but don't go out it.

When you do go out the gate, you stop and talk to someone, instead of continuing on to wherever the tack up area is.

You tack up "wrong"- place your saddle blanket on the horse's neck or rump instead of the "normal" area, or change the order by bridling before you saddle.

You lead from the horse's right side.

Mount/dismount from the horse's right side.

You mount/dismount multiple times throughout a session.

At the end of the ride you head all the way back to the "normal" dismount area, then turn around and head back out as if you were doing another ride.

Especially with seasonal changes potentially limiting the amount of time spent with your horse, or limiting the area in which you ride your horse, I find people and horses get stuck in a mental/physical rut as to the quality and intention of the Conversations and interactions with their horse.

Without having to "go anywhere" there are so many scenarios that you can create to help you assess, then address and refine, in your own clarity, communication, and adaptability.

Then notice how receptive your horse is to be asked something different from what he has learned to expect if you change your normal patterns of interaction. These seemingly insignificant moments or minor changes contribute to you building a thoughtful and intentional partnership with your horse so that the day you need to ask something unexpected of your equine partner, he is mentally available and physical soft towards participating in the unfamiliar.

But most folks due to time limitations, convenience, or lack of awareness, create patterns in the interaction with the horse. This often leads to mindless moments as human and horse are going through the motions during much of their time together.

Folks are frequently shocked at how little it takes to "bother" their horse, and then how much effort it takes to help the horse let go of his defensiveness when not asked what was anticipated or was familiar to him.

Instead of avoiding potential "holes" in your horsemanship, view recognizing them as an opportunity to address and "fill" them.

Remind yourself to not have self-critique or critically reactive responses towards the horse if he offers unexpected moments. His physical behavior is a reflection of his mental and emotional state.

Take his feedback towards you changing things up as learning opportunities, rather than being under the illusion he is "fine" and then experiencing "all of a sudden" moments.

By acknowledging and refining areas how and when you offer quality support towards the horse, helps him increase his adaptability and reasonableness.

#alternativeHorsemanship #RemoteHorseCoach #horsemanship

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How do YOU and YOUR horse respond if:

You go into the pasture/stall with a halter in your hand, but don't immediately catch your horse.

You open the gate/stall door but don't go out it.

When you do go out the gate, you stop and talk to someone, instead of continuing on to wherever the tack up area is.

You tack up "wrong"- place your saddle blanket on the horse's neck or rump instead of the "normal" area, or change the order by bridling before you saddle.

You lead from the horse's right side.

Mount/dismount from the horse's right side.

You mount/dismount multiple times throughout a session.

At the end of the ride you head all the way back to the "normal" dismount area, then turn around and head back out as if you were doing another ride.

Especially with seasonal changes potentially limiting the amount of time spent with your horse, or limiting the area in which you ride your horse, I find people and horses get stuck in a mental/physical rut as to the quality and intention of the Conversations and interactions with their horse.

Without having to "go anywhere" there are so many scenarios that you can create to help you assess, then address and refine, in your own clarity, communication, and adaptability.

Then notice how receptive your horse is to be asked something different from what he has learned to expect if you change your normal patterns of interaction. These seemingly insignificant moments or minor changes contribute to you building a thoughtful and intentional partnership with your horse so that the day you need to ask something unexpected of your equine partner, he is mentally available and physical soft towards participating in the unfamiliar.

But most folks due to time limitations, convenience, or lack of awareness, create patterns in the interaction with the horse. This often leads to mindless moments as human and horse are going through the motions during much of their time together.

Folks are frequently shocked at how little it takes to "bother" their horse, and then how much effort it takes to help the horse let go of his defensiveness when not asked what was anticipated or was familiar to him.

Instead of avoiding potential "holes" in your horsemanship, view recognizing them as an opportunity to address and "fill" them.

Remind yourself to not have self-critique or critically reactive responses towards the horse if he offers unexpected moments. His physical behavior is a reflection of his mental and emotional state.

Take his feedback towards you changing things up as learning opportunities, rather than being under the illusion he is "fine" and then experiencing "all of a sudden" moments.

By acknowledging and refining areas how and when you offer quality support towards the horse, helps him increase his adaptability and reasonableness.

#alternativeHorsemanship #RemoteHorseCoach #horsemanship

Visit the video catalog bit.ly/horsecoachvideos for more online horse learning.

Helping the Dangerous, Fearful, Reactive, or Uncatchable Horses by Alternative Horsemanship 09/06/2021

Helping the Dangerous, Fearful, Reactive, or Uncatchable Horses by Alternative Horsemanship

Here's a quick glimpse into just a few of the horses who arrived for help this summer...

It isn't about making the horse tolerate the human but instead helping them learn to trust and willingly offer to participate.

Most equine rehabilitation or re-education scenarios I have are a result of ego-based human "training" attempts of "making" the horse comply. More often than not, this approach results in unwanted and dangerous scenarios for both the horse and the human.

Everything starts with the Quality of how the horse offers to be caught. If it begins with chasing, aggressive human behavior, or the horse having to mentally shut down to tolerate the person, what will the rest of the session look like?

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Helping the Dangerous, Fearful, Reactive, or Uncatchable Horses by Alternative Horsemanship Here's a quick glimpse into just a few of the horses who arrived for help this summer...It isn't about making the horse tolerate the human but instead helpin...

09/06/2021

Horsemanship Mind-Set

How often are you mentally elsewhere when interacting with the horse?

Consider what you might be "teaching him" when you're distracted, and how much of his subtle communication you might be missing.

#alternativeHorsemanship #RemoteHorseCoach #horsemanship

Horsemanship Mind-Set

How often are you mentally elsewhere when interacting with the horse?

Consider what you might be "teaching him" when you're distracted, and how much of his subtle communication you might be missing.

#alternativeHorsemanship #RemoteHorseCoach #horsemanship

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Misunderstandings & Horse Lessons Alternative Horsemanship 09/03/2021

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Misunderstandings & Horse Lessons Alternative Horsemanship

All NEW Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey YouTube Episode

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series

*Misunderstandings & Horse Lessons

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08/30/2021

Hopefulness and Horses- Why the Equine Partnership and Horse's Behavior can be Overwhelming

Join the group Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey to read the latest post.

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Hopefulness and Horses- Why the Equine Partnership and Horse's Behavior can be Overwhelming

Join the group Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey to read the latest post.

#alternativeHorsemanship #RemoteHorseCoach

08/28/2021

Have you ever considered the balance in the "training" for your horse and the time, effort, and energy invested in your own equine-related learning?

One of the biggest illusions in the equine world is the concept of horse training. They are not machines. And you can go to 10 different trainers and have just as many varied outcomes based on their approaches.

If you do not prioritize your understanding of equine behavior, clear communication, the ability to believe and address the horse, irrelevant of the training, being around horses will cause you to feel like you're guessing, being hopeful, and at the mercy of whatever the horse offers.

Keep in mind most horse training is focused on task accomplishment versus quality learning. It attempts to make the horse comply and be physically obedient rather than ever acknowledging or addressing his mental and emotional state that influences his physical behaviors.

If you don’t know, or understand how and why the trainer did ______ with the horse, all of the "training" often unravels and old behavior patterns reappear once the horse is home.

#alternativeHorsemanship #RemoteHorseCoach #horsemanship

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Have you ever considered the balance in the "training" for your horse and the time, effort, and energy invested in your own equine-related learning?

One of the biggest illusions in the equine world is the concept of horse training. They are not machines. And you can go to 10 different trainers and have just as many varied outcomes based on their approaches.

If you do not prioritize your understanding of equine behavior, clear communication, the ability to believe and address the horse, irrelevant of the training, being around horses will cause you to feel like you're guessing, being hopeful, and at the mercy of whatever the horse offers.

Keep in mind most horse training is focused on task accomplishment versus quality learning. It attempts to make the horse comply and be physically obedient rather than ever acknowledging or addressing his mental and emotional state that influences his physical behaviors.

If you don’t know, or understand how and why the trainer did ______ with the horse, all of the "training" often unravels and old behavior patterns reappear once the horse is home.

#alternativeHorsemanship #RemoteHorseCoach #horsemanship

Bit.ly/horsecoachvideos

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Car crash vs Bolting Horse by Alternative Horsemanship 08/27/2021

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Car crash vs Bolting Horse by Alternative Horsemanship

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series

*Car crash vs. Jigging or Rushing Horse

Too many folks struggle with fixating on the peak moment of the horse's dress or unwanted behavior rather than addressing the root cause. Learn where you might be missing the initial indicators as to the future potential bolt, jigging, rushing, or other unwanted dramatic behavior in the horse.

Be sure to subscribe to the Alternative Horsemanship YouTube channel to not miss new weekly episodes.

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Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Car crash vs Bolting Horse by Alternative Horsemanship Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Car crash vs. Jigging or Rushing HorseToo many folks struggle with fixating on the peak moment of the horse's dress...

Horse Tips with Pippin: Willingness to Adapt at the Mounting Block by Alternative Horsemanship 08/25/2021

Horse Tips with Pippin: Willingness to Adapt at the Mounting Block by Alternative Horsemanship

Adaptability in the Horse
#tipswithpippin

New Episode in the YouTube series.

Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey

Horse Tips with Pippin: Willingness to Adapt at the Mounting Block by Alternative Horsemanship #tipswithpippin This rescue Haflinger has an unknown past. As I've been re-educating this initially defensive, highly reactive, and distrustful horse, I want...

08/21/2021

Catching a Horse in a Field by Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey the Remote Horse Coach

Catching the Horse

Before haltering, I want the horse to offer to be caught when called.

This influences their mental availability to participate and physical softness while doing so.

I'm not a fan of use stuff or incentives to entice a horse to be caught.

Online Courses and Distance Learning

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Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Getting Hurt with Horses by Alternative Horsemanship 08/20/2021

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Getting Hurt with Horses by Alternative Horsemanship

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series

*Getting Hurt with Horses

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In-person Learning
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Online Courses & Distance Horse Learning
https://remotehorsecoach.uscreen.io

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Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Getting Hurt with Horses by Alternative Horsemanship Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Getting Hurt with Horses Subscribe to the channel for weekly episodes and other horse behavior and learning videos....

BLM Mustang filly Pasture Conversations offering to be Haltered by Alternative Horsemanship 08/19/2021

BLM Mustang filly Pasture Conversations offering to be Haltered by Alternative Horsemanship

Why offer the horse time? Here's an update on the BLM mustang fill that initially wouldn't let me touch her for two weeks when she arrived.

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BLM Mustang filly Pasture Conversations offering to be Haltered by Alternative Horsemanship Calamity Jane Pasture Conversations This BLM mustang filly was untouchable when she arrived... this was yesterday catching her in the pasture.These Conversat...

08/17/2021

Tacking up with Quality and Clarity. Join the group Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey to read the latest post.

Tacking up with Quality and Clarity. Join the group Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey to read the latest post.

08/16/2021

When is the horse ready to ride out? Join Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey for the latest group post.

When is the horse ready to ride out? Join Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey for the latest group post.

Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey Radio Interview Quality Conversations with Horses 08/13/2021

Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey Radio Interview Quality Conversations with Horses

Let Your Color Out Radio Show host Lindy Lewis interviews Samantha Harvey regarding her philosophies and approaches to improve the Equine Partnership.

Topics Include:
Containment
Critique
Making
Mental Presence (human and horse)
Patterns
Goals
and so much more.

In-person Learning
www.learnhorses.com

Online Courses & Distance Learning
www.remotehorsecoach.com

Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey Radio Interview Quality Conversations with Horses Let Your Color Out Radio Show host Lindy Lewis interviews Samantha Harvey regarding her philosophies and approaches to improve the Equine Partnership.Topics ...

Alternative Horsemanship Remote Horse Coach

Samantha Harvey developed her Alternative Horsemanship training approach over the past 25 years of working within various facets of the equine industry. She offers clinics internationally, accepts a limited number of training horses each season, teaches lessons to both the competitive and pleasure rider and offers her Remote Horse Coaching year-round.

Her background working with horses includes in the USA, UK, South America, the Caribbean, South Pacific Islands, and in Asia. Whether coaching folks riding Dressage, Show Jumping, Three Day Eventing, participating in Endurance, Cutting, Reined Cow Horse, Competitive Trail, or Race Track prep, from working cattle ranches to c**t starting, she has a versatile knowledge base.

Through her innovative teaching style and individually designed Remote Horse Coaching programs, students learn how to become the rider they have dreamed of through the realistic, pro-active and empowering strategies Sam teaches.

Equestrians learn how to interpret their understanding of horse behavior to improve the communication with their horse. Remote Horse Coach Samantha Harvey teaches students the crucial skill set of learning to recognize and change the human thought process, patterns and physical behaviors that may be limiting riders from achieving their full potential. She helps students set realistic goals and build the ideal partnership with their horse.

Videos (show all)

Catching a Horse in a Field by Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey the Remote Horse Coach
Alternative Horsemanship Full Immersion Clinic
Horsemanship: Understanding Horse Behavior
Horsemanship: Mental Processing
Catching the young Horse
Opportunities with Horses
Bolting Horse
Horsemanship: Allowing for Time
Horsemanship: Clear Conversations leading to Quality Rides
Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series
Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series
Horsemanship: Spring Preparations

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