Deepening The Bond Retreat-Horse Speak®, Horse Agility & Obstacle Play
April 11 @ 5:00 pm - April 14 @ 5:00 pm$695
Join Heidi at the beautiful Stepping Stones Farm & Retreat Center in rural New Hampshire. Stay at the Homestead, a classic, charming, historic New England style farmhouse. Relax and unwind your evenings away while watching the sun set over nature’s bounty. Enjoy communion with like-minded horse lovers while you share meals, stories, and the days magical moments. Bring your own horse or lease a facility horse. Breakfast is included and lunch is available. Enjoy access to a full kitchen during your stay.
This unique retreat is designed for horses and horse lovers of all levels with the goal of deepening understanding, rapport, confidence, and connection. The result is creating safer, more enjoyable, trusting partnerships.
Horse Speak – Join Senior Horse Speak Clinician Heidi Potter as she shares Precise Equine Body Language Skills and the Truly Authentic Language of Horses.
Everything horses say to each other they say to us. Heidi will teach you how to begin “listening” with your eyes, and how to respond by imitating the language system of Gestures, Postures, Signals and Breath Messages that horses use in conversation with each other. Discover what is needed to safely and quietly establish mutual respect, deepen trust, help horses overcome trauma, modify undesirable behaviors, and reach the level of rapport that dreams are made of. A few basic “vocabulary words”, a willingness to listen, and an open heart and mind are all you need to enter the conversation.
This day includes workshops in theory, interactive exercises with humans, herd observation, self-awareness practices, interpretation, and communication with horses at liberty and in-hand.
Horse Speak will take your understanding and horsemanship skills to the next level. Everyone from experienced horse people to horse lovers with no riding or hands-on experience are invited. Whether you show horses, own horses, volunteer at rescues or are involved in the equine therapy world. Learning Horse Speak is guaranteed to take your horsemanship skills and all you do with horses to the next level. You will see horses differently for ever more……….
Horse Agility & Stress-Free Obstacle Play- Learn the sport of Horse Agility based on the International Horse Agility Club of England. It all begins with in-hand leading skills and progresses to obstacle play. Discover how best to support your horse and help him become a more confident, trusting partner as you play! If you attend with your own horse there is an option to proceed to mounted obstacle play on the third day. Participants with leased horses will continue to apply new-found skills on the ground.
Riders Choice Monday- This optional day is for those who want a private or semi-private session with Heidi to expand on their retreat experience. Choose Centered Riding lessons, Problem Solving, either on the ground or in the saddle, or further development of the weekends many lessons.
For Questions or To Register Contact Host: Boo Martin: 603-321-5255 or E-Mail