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.
This 140 page, beautifully illustrated book includes exercises, case studies, lessons in horsemanship and the successes and failures of working with horses of many levels, ages, breeds and temperaments. Does your horse have any undesirable behaviors that you would like to change? Read about Positive Reinforcement Training methods and how they can be used to reshape those behaviors in a safe, effective and enjoyable manner.
This book has something for all horse lovers, whether you are an accomplished equestrian, an educated trainer, a therapy program volunteer or brand new to horses. Order your copy today and take the first step in creating a more enjoyable, safe, trusting partnership with your equine friend.
(Shipping to the US: $27.95 plus $3.50 shipping)
(Shipping to Canada: $27.95 plus $15.50 shipping)
Open Heart, Open Mind & Horse Speak 2-Book Combo Offer!
$49.95 (Less than most riding lessons:)
This Combination Book Special 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 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. It really is an Equine-Human Translation Guide as it teaches you the real language of the horse. You’ll learn how to listen and how to respond in a way that makes sense to the horse.
These books will lead you to a more holistic, truly natural, pathway to rediscovering your horse. Buy both books for the price (or less than) a one-hour riding lesson and keep the lessons forever! Order yours today and bring your relationship to the next level. Enjoy!
Shipping to U.S. is $6.50. Please contact me about cost of shipping outside the U.S.
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 watch and re-watch, a printable “Skill Builder“ document to aid in practice at the barn, and a quiz to test their newfound knowledge. View the 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.
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.
Sending in a video to review together or doing a live, video session are both valuable ways to enhance the experience but are not a requirement. Much can get accomplished with a phone call and good note taking.
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 email@example.com
30 minute session: $50:
60 minute session: $75
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.
Standard Caps $22
Cool-Crown Caps $27.50
Shipping/Handling $3 per cap.
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
$25.95 plus $3.99 Shipping
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 Handbook
by Vanessa Bee
$24.95 plus $3.99 Shipping
A great how-to and reference book, includes training tips, obstacle courses and instructions for building and creating all the obstacles.
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.
SayWhoa! is a revolutionary, all natural product that promotes normal digestive “flow” to assist with bowel movements.Horses may become dehydrated and impacted by simple acts of severe weather changes, an abrupt change of feed, long rides, stress and at times for reasons unknown. SayWhoa! promotes the normal flow of digestion. It is packaged in two pre-filled syringes that are both administered to any horse or foal over 100 lbs.This is a common sense approach to keeping digestive tract moving. The product is unaffected by cold or heat and has a 5-year shelf life. I keep one in my horse trailer and one in my barn.