“Humans remember 10% of what you say and 90% of how you made them feel. I believe it’s the same with horses.” Heidi Potter
“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.” — 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 teaches the precise equine body language skills developed by founder Sharon Wilsie, for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their own language. It uses a combination of the gestures, postures, signals and breath messages that horses use to communicate with each other. Add in mindfulness and self-awareness of the human, and you will experience remarkable results with every horse. Discover how this improved communication builds trust and confidence, deepens rapport and understanding, makes problem solving calmer and safer, and establishes connection like nothing else. Simply put……….it changes everything for the better!
“Thank you so much for leading us all through such a powerful weekend. I didn’t have any background knowledge of Horse Speak and know that now my relationships with horses are forever changed. Coming back to horses after 20 years of being away has felt like coming home and this weekend brought me back to a place of knowing that I haven’t felt for a long time. …..Thank you for teaching us how to listen and to return to zero, Heidi. The experience was a gift that I will never forget.” — Horse Speak Intro Clinic Participant
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, a Master Instructor, Clinician, Author and Trainer as she shares her journey. She dives deep into how the value of mindfulness, understanding and compassion towards horses guides you to a truly natural and holistic form of horsemanship, one based on understanding and connection, rather than dominance.