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Heidi Potter

Heidi Potter is a professional horsewomen who is well known and respected for her clear, kind and consistent style of teaching and training. Horses and humans alike benefit from her extensive knowledge and gentle approach. As a natural style trainer she specializes in the gentle and progressive way of working with horses. Her ability to read the horse and then progress with calmness, clarity and consistency has proven successful in building trusting and respectful partnerships between horses and their humans. More >

Join us for a Holistic Equestrian Retreat in Costa Rica

Heidi POtter Costa Rica beach ride
February 4-11, 2017, Nosara, Costa Rica
Optional Add-on February 11-13, Rio Celeste
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Upcoming Presentations

Heidi will be presenting at the following events:

CHA International Conference

October 19 - 23, 2016
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Middle TN State University
Topics: Centered Riding Exercises for All Riders & Demystifying the Half Halt

Equine Affaire Massachusetts

November 10–13, 2016
Eastern States Exposition
W. Springfield, MA
Topics: Stress-Free Problem Solving Using Clicker Training-Clinic Arena

Upcoming Clinics

September 8, 2016
September 9-11, 2016
Sugar Hill, NH

Centered Riding Bodywork with Heidi Potter

Horse Agility Clinics for Adults and Kids
Sept 8

Horse Agility Clinic Day 10:00-3:00
Youth Mini-Clinic 4:00-6:00

Learn new skills and explore new challenges with your horse in a safe, supportive and fun environment. This Horse Agility Day includes skills training and obstacle work, followed by a fun 10-course competition. Agility is all performed in-hand. Those that are ready may transition to a neck rope. Bring your horse, pack a lunch and enjoy the day with us! No experience needed! All breeds welcomed!

From 4- 6 pm there will be a clinic to introduce the fun sport of Horse Agility to young horse enthusiats. The goal is to teach them how they affect their horses' behavior and how to calmly support their horse. The workshop begins with developing good ground manners and proceeds to obstacle play. The session finishes up with a fun Horse Agility Obstacle Competition.

Centered Riding Open Clinic
Sept 9-11

This clinic is designed for equestrians of all levels & styles of riding. Whether you are a seasoned competitor, a walk/trot pleasure rider or a gaited horse lover, this clinic will inspire you! Improve your overall comfort, confidence & balance in the saddle with the CR basics. These techniques help promote suppleness, stability & clearer aids, making riding more comfortable for horse & rider. Each clinic day begins with interactive workshops and end with mounted application.

Hosted byMelissa Hamlet, Fall Wind Farm
439 Easton Road-Sugar Hill, NH 03586
603-823-5449; fallwindfarm@gmail.com

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Sept 28,2016
Guilford VT

Obstacle Clinic

Build a more trusting, safe and enjoyable partnership with your horse!

This clinic day is designed for all levels of riders, from obstacle challenge competitors to pleasure trail riders.

  • Morning workshop-riding tips & training strategies
  • Morning un-mounted skills & in-hand obstacle practice
  • Afternoon mounted obstacle play

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Sept 30 - October 2, 2016
October 3, 2016
Newport VT

riding through plastic bottles

Trail Riders Clinic Sept 30 - Oct 2

This clinic begins with a Friday night workshop, without horses, and continues with groundwork and mounted sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

Riding or Training Sessions with Heidi Potter - October 3

Private or semi-private sessions

Host: Christine DeLabruere, DeLabruere Acres
5602 US Route 5 Newport, Vermont 05855
802-895-4235 or cdelabruere2@yahoo.com

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What Heidi Potter Clinic Participants & Students have to say

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My Personal Colic Success Story

backing from gentle touch
Horse Agility - for Minis too!
Dales pony
Building concentration and connection.
Centered Ridign body work
Centered Riding bodywork.
Developing Feel
"Squaring up" in Colorado
Horse agility
balance

Mission Statement

To improve the relationship between horses and humans in a safe, compassionate manner through understanding, patience, praise and clarity.

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Heidi Potter Natural Horsemanship
New England Center for Horsemanship, 761 Weatherhead Hollow Road, Guilford, VT 05301
802-380-3268; Heidi@HeidiPotter.com