Heidi and her Cheval Canadian Horse “Riley”


Heidi Potter is an internationally known and respected Trainer, Clinician, Instructor and Author, sharing over 50 years of horse experience. Her teaching and training is strongly influenced by her practice in traditional Eastern Martial Arts. She is a Centered Riding© Clinician, Holistic Horsemanship Trainer, CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) Master Instructor/Clinic Instructor, and a Senior Horse Speak™ Instructor.   Read More>

Upcoming Equine Expos

Heidi is presenting and “boothing” at these  venues in the next few months. Mark your calendars to attend and stop by her booth to say “Hello”.

November 7-10, 2019 Equine Affaire-West Springfield, Massachusetts  

Visit Heidi in Mallory South-Booth #2911 and attend the following presentations:

     Thursday 11/7: Whisper, Don’t Yell! Developing Your Natural Aides – Mallory South 12:00

     Thursday 11/7: Stress-Free Obstacle Training – Young Building-3:15

     Friday 11/8: Trail Exerc. to Improve Connection, Confidence, Communication & Fitness – Young       Building 9:30

     Friday 11/8: Ground, Center & Grow: Improving Confidence, Comfort, Security & Balance               with the Centered Riding Basics – Young Building 1:15

     Saturday 11/9: New Ways for Instructors to Teach Popular Riding Concepts & Skills – Mallory           North-3:00

Southern Equine Expo-Murfreesboro, Tennessee-February 21-23, 2020

Equine Affaire-Columbus, Ohio-April 2-5, 2020

Learn Horse Speak®
with Heidi Potter and Sharon Wilsie

Horse Speak is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. Horse Speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, whether riding instructor, colt starter, recreational rider, or avid competitor. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides simple replies you can use to tell him that you “hear” him, you “get it,” and you have ideas you want to share with him, too.

Learning Horse Speak will:

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

Upcoming Horse Speak Clinics:

The Mane Stream Interviews 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

A Pathway to Rediscovering Horsemanship

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.  See what readers are saying >

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.