Open Heart, Open Mind
A Pathway to Rediscovering Horsemanship
by Heidi Potter
In Open Heart, Open Mind, A Pathway to Rediscovering Horsemanship, Heidi shares the value of mindfulness, understanding and compassion towards horses with exercises, case studies and lessons in horsemanship.
Open Heart, Open Mind was written for the horse and the horse lover. Follow Heidi, Master Instructor, Clinician and Trainer as she shares how the value of mindfulness, understanding and compassion towards horses will guide you to a truly natural and holistic form of horsemanship, one based on understanding and connection, rather than dominance. Discover how her journey in Traditional Martial Arts and the application of Eastern Philosophies combine to create the “Five Elements of Successful Horsemanship”, Breathing, Centering, Grounding, Awareness, Mindfulness, and Blending. Learn how these elements can enhance your horsemanship along with your daily life.
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Guaranteed to enrich & enhance everything you do with horses. These combos cost less than one riding lesson & you can revisit the lessons forever!
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These Combination Book Specials will provide you with all you need to begin again. Open Heart, Open Mind will bring about renewed awareness of yourself, your energy and how you affect your horses’ behavior and performance. This book includes valuable insights and tools to help you become the person your horse needs you to be. You are half of the partnership! Horse Speak & Essential Horse Speak will give you the exact and specific means to be able to enter into a meaningful conversation with your horse. It will open your eyes to all he is saying within the herd and to you directly. These books decode the horse’s language and teach you how to converse with all horses in their language. You’ll learn how to listen and how to respond in a way that makes sense to the horse, enhancing and enriching everything you do!
These books will lead you to a more holistic, truly natural, pathway to rediscovering your horse. The result is safer, calmer, more enjoyable partnerships with your equine friends. Order yours today and bring your relationship to the next level. Enjoy!
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Essential Horse Speak
Continuing the Conversation
by Sharon Wilsie
Sharon Wilsie’s first book, Horse Speak: The Equine—Human Translation Guide, broke new ground for anyone who works with horses, providing a practical system to “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language instead of expecting them to understand ours. Now Wilsie has provided the most complete guide to Horse Speak ever. Those familiar with Wilsie’s work will find novel ideas that have developed since the first book was released, and those new to Horse Speak will be supported with fundamental lessons that will allow them to start having authentic “conversations” with their horses during their very next trip to the barn. With a focus on how horse training methods in general can be improved with certain small changes in movement and mindset, Wilsie has once again created a resource of immense value across the equestrian spectrum.
The Equine-Human Translation Guide
by Sharon Wilsie and Gretchen Vogel
Horse Speak, The Equine Human Translation Guide is not about a training method or technique—it outlines 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.
Horses In Translation
by Sharon Wilsie
Full of true stories of “problems” and how they were solved using Horse Speak. Wilsie’s engaging narrative introduces readers to dozens of real life scenarios from different barns, various disciplines, and riders and handlers with contrasting experiences and backgrounds. Wilsie highlights her Horse Speak process, the clues that point to the best course of action, and the steps she takes to connect with horses that have shut down, grown confused, or become sulky or aggressive for any number of reasons. The result is a book full of incredible insight and exciting possibilities.
Phone Consultation with Heidi
Get coaching and guidance without leaving home! Heidi can help you better understand your horse, change undesirable behaviors and improve your riding and handling skills. A consultation visit with Heidi can help the pleasure trail rider who wants to experience safer, more enjoyable rides, the Western Dressage rider who would like their test critiqued or a non-rider who simply wants to improve the overall relationship they share with their horse. Your session could include application of the Centered Riding basics, Horse Speak, Positive Reinforcement Training and Self-Awareness training methods. Together you will create a plan that is focused on safety, calmness and effectiveness for both you and your horse.
Here’s what to do:
- Choose the session below
- Create a list of topics for discussion and video if applicable
- E-mail Heidi best possible dates and times to meet firstname.lastname@example.org
30 minute session: $50:
60 minute session: $75
Horse Speak Online Courses
Learn from Horse Speak founder Sharon Wilsie in the comfort of your own home. Horse Speak Online Courses are full of information and images, with many containing live video footage.
View Heidi’s Horse Speak page for a complete list of resources that will get you on your way to improving communication, building trust, and creating the bond that you both are seeking.
Centered Riding Book and DVDs
Centered Riding® is an innovative way of expressing the classical principles of riding, using body awareness, centering, and imagery. Centered Riding® encompasses all seats and styles of riding. It teaches a language that allows clearer communication between horse, rider, and instructor. Centered Riding® was developed by Sally Swift, author of the best-selling book and videotapes, and is now taught by Centered Riding Instructors around the world.
by Sally Swift
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Centered Riding, DVDs
by Sally Swift
$35 plus 2.99 Shipping
A fun sport that builds clear, positive communication, improves confidence and creates a stronger bond between you and your horse!
The Horse Agility DVD
$29.95 plus $2.99 shipping
Seeing is believing – watch horses and humans in action on obstacle courses and at liberty in the wild.
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All Caps are fully adjustable and feature the Japanese kanji for Harmony. Choose from the Standard Caps (Orange, Red, & Navy) or the Optimum Pigment Dyed Cool-Crown Caps which sport a mesh liner to promote cooling and minimize staining.
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