Horse Speak®

Everything horses say to each other they say to us. Horse Speak teaches you how to “listen” to what they are saying and how to respond in a way that they can understand. Discover what is needed to safely and quietly establish mutual respect, deepen trust, help any horse overcome trauma, solve undesirable behaviors and reach the level of rapport that dreams are made of.  

Heidi has been studying with Horse Speak founder Sharon Wilsie since 2016, becoming the first Horse Speak Senior Instructor in 2019. She works with Sharon and Horse Speak Co-founder Laura Wilsie, developing webinars, creating online courses, co-teaching online and in-person clinics, as well as helping run the Horse Speak Certification Program. For Heidi, Horse Speak was the missing link in her over 50 years of working with horses. It has bridged the gap between human and horse language, bringing new insights, deepening rapport and providing her with a learnable, teachable format for students of any age and ability. It has lead to calmer, safer, more enjoyable relationships in every situation and with every horse.

A sampling of Heidi’s inspirational experiences.

You Can Learn Horse Speak!

Learning Horse Speak is fun and you will see results immediately.  A few basic “vocabulary words”, a willingness to listen and an open heart are all you need to enter the conversation.  Horses are so willing to help us learn and they appreciate the smallest try.

We have written, audio, visual and hands-on learning tools so you can begin in the way most comfortable for you.

Clinics and Events

  • Check Heidi’s and Sharon’s schedules for upcoming clinics and other events.
  • Host a Clinic in your area. Heidi can help you with registration forms, flyers and marketing.

Private Lessons, Phone and Video Chat

  • Private Sessions are available at Heidi’s farm in Guilford, VT and following most clinics
  • Private Consultations (60 minutes) with Heidi are available via phone or video chat. Contact Heidi for details.

Webinar and Online Courses-Informative, Inspirational, Affordable & Fun!

Learn from Horse Speak founder Sharon Wilsie in the comfort of your own home. Horse Speak Live Webinars are full of information and images, with many containing live video footage. Attendees will have a chance to participate in a live question and answer session at the end of each webinar. Each webinar is turned into an online course which includes a recorded version to view at your leisure, a printable “Skill Builder“ document to aid you in practice with your horse, and a quiz to test your newfound knowledge. A great learning opportunity to set you up for improving communication, building trust, and creating the bond that you both are seeking.


Horse Speak Introduction Clinics

Horse Speak All-Inclusive Retreats @ Bitterroot Ranch-Dubois, Wyoming

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

Horse Speak All-Inclusive Retreat @ Mountain Horse Farm-Naples, New York

Join Heidi Potter for this intimate experience in the beautiful mountains of New York. Be one of only six participants that Heidi will share the fundamentals of Horse Speak with. The days will include presentations, interactive exercises, self-awareness practices, herd observation and hands-on practice with horses. 

Horse Speak Immersion Clinic @ New England Center for Horsemanship-Guilford, Vermont

This 3-day clinic is limited to 9 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 2021!