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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
More info > Photos from the 2016 retreat >

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 & Presentations

November 10-13, 2016
Equine Affaire
Eastern States Exposition
West Springfield, MA

Equine Affaire

Visit Heidi in Booth 2925 in Mallory South
(Across from the big JP North booth)

Heidi's Presentations

Saturday November 12
Mallory North- Demo Ring 5:45

Positive Reinforcement with Clicker Training: Helping Your Horse Overcome Fear Issues and Retraining Undesirable Behaviors

Sunday November 13
Young Building-Young Arena 11:00

Stress-Free Problem Solving: Using Clicker Training to Calmly & Safely Help the Horse Overcome Fear & Behavioral Issues

December 2-5, 2016
Arcadia Stables
Exeter, RI

obstacle play with your horse builds partnership and confidence

Horse Agility Clinics

Horse Agility and obstacle play is a fun way to improve your horsemanship skills, confidence and the overall relationship you share with your horse. This work promotes safe, respectful and enjoyable partnerships on the ground and under saddle.

Friday, Dec 2

6-7:30 pm


Saturday, Dec 3

10 am - 4 pm

Starter Level

Sunday, December 4

10 am - 4 pm

First Level and Beyond
(open to Saturday's participants and others with previous experience)

Registration Form >

Clinic Flyer / More Information >


Hosting a clinic is easy!
Learn what's involved and how you can earn a FREE SPOT - click here
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Quick Reads, Great Info

Back to Basics
Reconnect and Build Trust with Centered Riding Basic

Published in
Equine Wellness Magazine, August/September 2016

Using Centered Riding basics has a positive effect on both you and your horse!

> Click here for PDF


More articles >


What Heidi Potter Clinic Participants & Students have to say

Say Whoa

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

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