Horse Speak®All-Inclusive Retreat
June 11, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - June 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am
Horse Speak All-Inclusive Retreat
Taught by Laura Wilsie & Heidi Potter
Join Horse Speak Co-founder Laura Wilsie and Senior Instructor Heidi Potter for an unforgettable and enriching experience at Bitterroot Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming USA. This ranch is home to over 200 horses of various levels, breeds and ages. The ranch is located in the beautiful Wind River valley, bordering the Shoshone National Forest, just fifty miles from Yellowstone National Park. Retreat guests will experience the rare opportunity of observing the truly natural language and behaviors of horses that live in the most natural of settings. Participants will be immersed in observing and connecting with horses in the big herd of 150, along with the mares and foals of ranch’s Spanish Arabian breeding program. Lessons in decoding and encoding equine language will be abundant in this magical setting.
Through observation, interaction, workshops and self-awareness exercises participants will develop a skill set that leaves them with a deeper understanding of the truly natural language of the horse. These skills will enable them to begin decoding horse language on their own and have appropriate responses to horses’ questions. They will join the growing number of “Horse Speakers” who have found success with calmly reshaping undesirable behaviors, creating enriching experiences and building rapport with horses.
Not Just Horse Speak…..
Retreat guests will have a chance to improve comfort, confidence, communication and overall balance in the saddle with a Centered Riding workshop and mounted lesson taught by Heidi. These skills will come in handy on the Two Guided Trail Rides in the surrounding picturesque mountains included in this memorable retreat. Riders must be at least “Advanced Beginners”, thus being able to control a horse at the walk and have some experience riding and controlling at the trot/jog.
Optional activities include Yoga, Hiking, Square Dancing, and attending a local Rodeo.
This All-Inclusive Retreat Price includes:
- Cabin Style Accommodations
• All Meals and Beverages
• All Equine Activities
• All Workshops and Lectures
The price does not include airfare, rental car or shuttle service to the ranch.
Option for Non-Riding/Non-Participating guest to join you.
**Please get approval from your Doctor if you currently have asthma, COPD, any heart conditions or are at risk for any ill effects of high altitudes. The ranch is located in a remote area surrounded by mountains with an elevation of 7400′. The week will include a fair amount of walking and a steep hike up to the “bench” on one evening. Participants should be fit enough to walk and hike.
For Retreat details, pricing and reservations contact our host Hadley Fox: