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Open to Riders of All Disciplines and Skill Levels
Centered Riding techniques connect the mind, center and body in riding. This clinic will help you use your body correctly and more effectively. Horses respond by becoming more responsive, better balanced and more relaxed, allowing them to perform with greater freedom of movement. The techniques of Centered Riding can be applied to any discipline, and will improve your overall comfort, confidence and communication with your horse.Find out more »
Journey back in time on Mackinac Island, well known for its miles of horse trails, beautiful scenery, history and it’s adherence to the 1898 ordinance banning “horseless” carriages, aka, the automobile. Retreat guests will enjoy a simpler way of life while learning more about creating trusting and enjoyable relationships with horses.
This unique retreat offers riders of all disciplines and levels, from walk/trot to seasoned competitors, a chance to slow down and embrace all that Heidi’s approach to Holistic Horsemanship has to offer. Guests will be transported daily via horse taxi from the Inn to the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center.
This educational and inspirational long weekend includes workshops, in-hand work, mounted instruction and trail rides all designed to improve comfort, confidence and communication both on the ground and in the saddle.
Retreat limited to 12 participants plus non-riding guests. Don’t delay in reserving your spot!
Sign up by 7/1/18 and take advantage of the Early Bird Discount.Find out more »
Centered Riding for Pleasure Trail Riders
Pleasure trail riders of all levels and breeds of horses will love this clinic! Explore how the basics of Centered Riding help you develop a more safe, secure, balanced and comfortable seat. Gain a deeper understanding of how best to support your horse, improve confidence and deepen trust with Heidi's stress-free approach to obstacles.Find out more »
Heidi will be presenting at the Canadian Horse Expo. The critically endangered Canadian Horse is the oldest distinct breed in North America. Often referred to as “the affordable Warmblood” or “the reasonably priced Friesian,” this breed has the looks and the power to perform at the highest levels of competition while still being “in your ... Read moreFind out more »
Co-taught by Heidi Potter and Sharon Wilsie
Learn the fundamentals of Horse Speak through interactive exercises, herd observation and hands-on application. Bring your horsemanship to a new level by learning about horses’ incredibly subtle communication system and how you can offer a meaningful and appropriate response.
Register by 8/25 for the Early Bird rate of $450.Find out more »
Open your mind and heart to discover the true language of the horse.
Improve your overall understanding of horses and enhance your ability to communicate with them.Find out more »
CHA certifies riding instructors and trail guides, accredits riding facilities and provides resources to programs and instructors in the form of published industry standards for group riding programs, student horsemanship manuals and instructor manuals. Additionally, program materials are offered by CHA including helmets, student awards and certificates, posters and other educational resources. CHA's mission is ... Read moreFind out more »