Heidi Potter Holistic Horsemanship
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Instruction, Clinics & Other Services

"Thank you so much for all the wonderful training you've given my horses. I am so happy and grateful for their progress and your gentle patience!" -Joanne, CR clinic participant

"I wanted to write about how great an impact you had on my riding. You gave me some invaluable tools that I use 4-5 times a week with my horse. Thanks to the position and relaxation I learned from you, I never ride that I don't feel your input into what I am doing. So, I wanted to thank you and tell you that you had a lasting contribution to my horse endeavors. I also enjoyed you so much as a human being - your family and critters are lucky to have you in their lives." -Gretchen, CR clinic participant

"The way that you put together Centered Riding and Natural Horsemanship is great. The awareness that you get of how sensitive the horse is to body movement and position I found very valuable. I felt so energized after participating in the clinic. It gave more value and understanding for the passion I have always had for horses. It was exactly what I needed. Thanks" - Melinda, CR clinic participant

Instruction

Heidi teaches at the New England Center for Horsemanship (NECH) and abroad, offering lessons, training, clinics, and workshops. She offers riding instruction to equestrians of all levels and disciplines from beginners to seasoned competitors. Heidi has experience teaching and riding most breeds of horses, including Gaited breeds. Her clientele includes students of Western, English, Trail, Bareback, Obstacle/Versatility, Dressage (Western & English) and Pleasure. She is very experienced in assisting riders wanting to gain or regain confidence.

Heidi specializes in the use of Bitless Bridles and offers evaluation sessions to see if going "bitless" might be the answer to your troubles. If your horse tosses his head, chomps on the bit, braces against your hands, gets his tongue over the bit, or offers you resistance in the bridle he may be a candidate. Heidi recommends ruling out pain by having a vet, chiropractor, and equine dentist evaluate your horse as the first step in problem solving.

Clients are welcomed to trailer in their horses for lessons at NECH. Heidi will also travel to your location. The cost of training or instructing abroad varies based on distance.

Read Jess' Bitless Bridle Success Story >

Visit our Links page for Bitless Bridle resources.

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Training

Heidi offers training for horses of all ages, all breeds and at all stages of development. Her gentle training program is designed to train new behavior and/or re-school undesirable behavior in a positive, calm, clear and consistent manner. Her goal is to improve the communication and understanding between horses and their humans in order to create a more safe and enjoyable relationship. She shares the work of Piet Nibbelink (student of Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling) and Sharon Wilsie, founder and author of Horse Speak.


Clinics, Workshops & Retreats

Heidi offers a variety of clinics, workshops and 7-day retreats designed for equestrians of all levels and disciplines. Hosts also have the option of customizing their own event to suit the needs and desires of their staff, students, boarders and horse friends. All events are designed to be fun, safe and educational. Click here for information about Hosting a Clinic or to view a List of Topics.

Clinic fees are based on type and length of clinic and travel distance. Contact Heidi for prices: heidi@heidipotter.com or 802-380-3268


Phone Consultation

If you are looking for advice concerning your horses' behavior, evaluating a horse prior to purchase or problem solving on the ground or under saddle then let's talk. Sending in a video prior to your call can assist in helping both you and your horse. However, this is not a requirement.

Contact Heidi at heidi@heidipotter.com to make an appointment.

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Pre-Purchase Evaluation

Heidi offers prospective owners insights into temperament, training, personality and suitability of horses they are looking to purchase. In person evaluation fees are the same as "Off-farm Instruction". Phone Consultation can also be a good first step.


Equine Legal Consultation

Heidi Potter is available for consultation regarding equine liability cases. She has provided evaluations and/or expert testimony for equine facilities and horse owners since 2009. To inquire please call 802-380-3268 or email heidi@heidipotter.com.


Fees

On Farm Private Lesson Fees: $65 Hour Private/$55 Semi or Group

Off-Farm Private Lessons Fees: $75 Hour Private/$65 Semi or Group, plus travel fee. Within the New England area travel fees are based on round-trip mileage.
The first 30 miles are included and anything over that is $.50 per mile.

Clinic Participant Lesson Fees: $65 Hour Private/$55 Semi or Group.

Phone Consultation: 30-minute session $35; 60-minute session $50