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One of the challenges in offering instruction is to communicate clearly with students AND horses. As I overhear, read or watch many “horse training” sessions/clinics I find that there’s a general lack of “connection” in the student’s ability to understand how the “here and now,” especially in how the quality of their ground work relates to their future ride.
Often new students are able to “talk the lingo,” sounding like they’ve seen a lot, and attempt to go through the steps or concepts they've been taught, but are still experiencing problems with their horse.
After watching other riders or professionals, too many students want to imitate “how it’s supposed to look,” or a specific exercise, task, etc. with no concept as to what the point is of what they are asking their horse to do.
Upcoming Alternative Horsemanship with Samantha Harvey Full Immersion Clinic at The Equestrian Center, LLC, in Sandpoint, ID
Dates- July 19-21, 2019
There have been SO many adjustments with random "life events" intervening with some planned participants that I've decided to add a BONUS per request to the upcoming clinic- here is YOUR last minute opportunity.
Would you like to audit the clinic but can only do so for a day? Would you like ME to work with YOUR horse as a demo as to what I'm teaching other participants???
If so, don't wait! Sign up your horse for one, two or all three days to be worked with by me- YOU get to audit all day as a bonus!!!
All of you have varying levels of familiarity with me and I thought today would be a great day to share a past blog post I'd made... It might fill in the blanks as to why my current persistence in my teachings is what it is, my drive to help others and perhaps my story and journey might help you with your own experiences... Enjoy!It had been a long time since I’ve galloped. Literally.So very
People and horses easily fall into habits out of convenience, laziness, lack of intention or focus and most usually out of not wanting to "rock the boat" in how they interact with their horse. For those in the habits of patternized behavior, the illusion that all is "well," is frequently shattered the day the pattern or routine has to change due to unforeseen circumstances.So rather than "
As folks are learning with their horse or experimenting with a new way of communicating and interacting, they can unintentionally develop an intensity in their facial expression, posture, energy and movement. Without meaning to, as a person is trying to mentally understand and physical coordinate something new with the horse, the human through their own behaviors may also be
For many people in the United States who keep their horses on their own property, or live in remote locations, they do not have access to barns, get-togethers, clinics or regular lessons where they get to not only participate, but also WATCH other riders. For many people nowadays keeping a horse boarded at home is common and rewarding, usually allowing for much more time spent with their horse
Assessing and improving your horse maintenance...I always suggest re-evaluating every six months your horse's physical and mental state. Also consider how you maintain his health and why you're doing what you are.
Especially for those folks who experience all 4 seasons throughout the year, horses can react drastically to whether an environmental changes.
Also for those people who have had the
I frequently suggest to folks there needs to be a beginning, middle and end to the conversation. By presenting pieces of the "whole" conversation, the rider or handler can have an improved "real time" interaction with the horse.
In order to help the human become more clear in their thoughts, communication and skill set, I suggest asking themselves the five questions posed below. The person's