Humans remember 10% of what you say and 90% of how you made them feel. I believe that the same is true with horses.
“Having the opportunity to attend a clinic with Heidi has been transformational in the way I look at what truly partnering with a horse can look and feel like. I have learned to listen more and be open to what the horse is “saying” about me and what I am conveying to him.” — Holistic Horsemanship Clinic Participant
The Centered Riding Basics help riders of all levels and disciplines improve balance, security, comfort, confidence and communication.
“I find myself using so many of your insights lately from tack fitting to cantering with my inside arm up. I have had a hard time getting my horse to hold her gait and stay balanced in the canter. When I hold my arm up she doesn’t offer to break gate and is balanced on a very loose rein AND comes down to a walk right when asked without putting her head up! Way more than I had hoped for! It is amazing how much we get in the way of our horses! Thank you!” — Therapeutic Riding Facility Owner, Centered Riding Clinic Host & Student
Horse Speak is a practical system developed by founder Sharon Wilsie, for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their own language, using gestures, postures, signals and breath messages. Simply put……….it changes everything!
“I am so grateful to Heidi Potter and her Holistic Horsemanship training, including Horse Speak. This has been both subtle and profound and is something that all of us use daily at FeatherHeart Ranch. Most importantly, it has significantly changed the way we relate to our herd and how they relate with us as humans.” — Rescue Facility Owner & Creating Harmony Clinic Student
Improve your horsemanship skills and confidence while creating safer, more enjoyable partnerships, all while having fun!
The whole weekend was exactly what we needed — I felt like I had hit a bit of a rut with Swizzle’s training. She has come very far in the year or so that I’ve had her but I know there’s a really cool horse under her tough girl / bossy / dominant exterior. You provided inspiration and the tools to re-start our work together so we don’t stay in that rut.” — Holistic Horsemanship/Trail Clinic Participant
Teaching Connection & Feel Every Step of the Way
“I really took the principles and applied them to Sam and decided to get on him… He was respectful and confident … These principles work… And ZERO harsh methods… All about the relationship!” — Horse Speak Clinic Participant
“I’m speechless. This is our path now & I’m eager to walk along it correctly. I’m not much of a crier but was instantly overwhelmed with awe & the tears just poured down my face. It was so powerful. Thank you. I’m eternally grateful for your guidance & presence.” — Clinic Participant
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.
Open Heart, Open Mind-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.