Horse Speak®

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.

Sharon Wilsie, Creator of Horse Speak, along with Heidi Potter, Senior Horse Speak Instructor, Laura Wilsie, Operations Manager and Deb Maynard, Marketing Specialist and Office Assistant have teamed up to create clinics, webinars and online courses to take you beyond natural horsemanship and deepen understanding between you and your horse. Horse Speak enables you to build rapport, develop mutual trust and create more safe, enjoyable relationships with your equine friends. 

How to Learn Horse Speak®


Sharon is a gifted and inspiring teacher. These lively webinars and courses are packed with information and enriched with photos and diagrams that bring to life the ideas being discussed. All webinars are recorded and become available as online courses. Webinar participants receive access to the recorded webinar and other materials to support their learning. No need to attend the “live” session.

Horse Speak in Motion Webinar Series

Register at any time. Recordings of any sessions you have missed will be sent to you. All participants will receive access to video recordings of the webinar sessions and additional learning materials for each session.

Online Courses:

The Fundamentals of Horse Speak, A Six-Part Course

Horse Speak for Equine Bodyworkers

Horse Speak for Equine Therapy Centers

Horse Speak in the Herd: Understanding Herd Dynamics

Horse Speak for Equine Rescues: Creating Calmness & Safety

Helping Troubled Horses with Horse Speak

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Horse Speak Introduction Clinics

Horse Speak Herd Intensive All-Inclusive Retreat

Join Sharon Wislie, Heidi Potter and Laura Wilsie for an unforgettable, enriching experience in the beautiful mountains of Wyoming USA.

Horse Speak Phase IV Clinic

The Phase IV Clinic is part of a  progressive series designed for those who have completed Phases I, II and III. 

Horse Speak Immersion Clinic

This 4- day clinic is limited to 8 hands-on participants that want to personally dive deep into the language of the horse with Horse Speak founder Sharon Wilsie. This is the only clinic of this kind scheduled for 2020!

Sharon Wilsie has enjoyed a professional career as a horse trainer/rehabilitator, Intercollegiate coach, and riding instructor. Her love for horses has been life-long.  She is also a Reiki Master and has developed and implemented several programs over the last decade specializing in alternative training and rehabilitation methods for difficult horses and horses with PTSD.

Heidi Potter is an internationally known and respected Trainer, Clinician and Instructor who specializes in improving relationships between horses and humans using compassion, self-awareness, understanding, patience, and praise. Ms. Potter teaches a wide variety of training and riding clinics at her Southern Vermont facility, The New England Center for Horsemanship and abroad.