Heidi and Riley


Heidi Potter is a professional horsewoman who is well known and respected for her clear, kind and consistent style of teaching and training. Horses and humans alike benefit from her extensive knowledge and gentle approach. As a natural style trainer she specializes in the gentle and progressive way of working with horses. Her ability to read the horse and then progress with calmness, clarity and consistency has proven successful in building trusting and respectful partnerships between horses and their humans. More >

The Mane Stream Interviews with Heidi

In an interview with Jennifer Carcaci-Trumble for The Mane Stream, Heidi talks about the evolution of her holistic approach to horses and her personal goals in Western Dressage for herself and Riley.   Read it here >

In another interview, Heidi talks about the sport of Western Dressage, how to get started and how it can benefit your horse and your horsemanship.  Read the article here

Upcoming Events

August 25-26, 2018

Centered Riding Clinic
Sharon VT

Learn to use your body correctly so your horse can be better balanced, more responsive and move with freedom and relaxation.  No matter what discipline you ride, Centered Riding techniques will improve your comfort, confidence and communication with your horse.

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September 29-30, 2018

Creating Harmony on the Trail
Centered Riding for Pleasure Trail Riders
Townsend VT

Centered Riding techniques and Heidi’s stress-free, supportive approach to obstacles will help you and your horse find more pleasure in your trail rides.  Centered Riding techniques help you to develop a more safe, secure, balanced and comfortable seat; learn how to support your horse, improve confidence and deepen trust as you meet ‘obstacles’ on the trail.

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October 19-21, 2018

Horse Speak, A New Beginning
with Heidi Potter and Sharon Wilsie
Newport, NH

You’ve read the book (we hope!) – don’t miss this opportunity to learn Horse Speak first hand.   This clinic is designed to:

  • Enrich the relationship you share with the horses in your life
  • Deepen your understanding of horses – what they value and how they communicate
  • Experience how your state of being impacts your horse
  • Teach you how to communicate with horses in their own language

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A Pathway to Rediscovering Horsemanship

Heidi’s recently completed book, Open Heart, Open Mind is now available! See what readers are saying >

Open Heart, Open Mind was written for the horse and the horse lover. Follow Heidi, Master Instructor, Clinician and Trainer as she shares how the value of mindfulness, understanding and compassion towards horses will guide you to a truly natural and holistic form of horsemanship, one based on understanding and connection, rather than dominance. Discover how her journey in Traditional Martial Arts and the application of Eastern Philosophies combine to create the “Five Elements of Successful Horsemanship”, Breathing, Centering, Grounding, Awareness, Mindfulness, and Blending. Learn how these elements can enhance your horsemanship along with your daily life.

This 140 page, beautifully illustrated book includes exercises, case studies, lessons in horsemanship and the successes and failures of working with horses of many levels, ages, breeds and temperaments. Does your horse have any undesirable behaviors that you would like to change? Read about Positive Reinforcement Training methods and how they can be used to reshape those behaviors in a safe, effective and enjoyable manner.

This book has something for all horse lovers, whether you are an accomplished equestrian, an educated trainer, a therapy program volunteer or brand new to horses.

Order your copy today and take the first step in creating a more enjoyable, safe, trusting partnership with your equine friend.

Hosting a Clinic is Easy!

And hosts earn  a free spot in the clinic!  Learn what’s involved in hosting.  Choose from one of Heidi’s standard clinics or contact Heidi about designing an event tailored especially for you and your group.