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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 >

Just released! Heidi's new book,
Open Heart, Open Mind,
A Journey in Horsemanship

Open Heart, open Mind

Heidi's recently completed book, Open Heart, Open Mind will be available for shipping soon! Click here for a peek at the contents and introduction.

Order your copy now with PayPal, or use this order form.

Open Heart, Open Mind

cathy Drumm


New for 2017!

Heidi Potter & Cathy Drumm are joining forces to offer you this educational and fun new clinic format.

Western Dressage & Obstacle Training Clinic Series

This new venture will offer riders of all breeds and levels a chance to improve the training, fitness and confidence of their equine partners. Walk/trot riders to high level competitors will benefit from this duo's extensive base of knowledge and kind, compassionate, committed teaching style. Cathy's Dressage lessons will focus on teaching the value and performance enhancement of light, correct dressage. Heidi's Obstacle Training will focus on improving confidence and performance in a progressive, safe, positive manner. Both instructors will help their riders become the most balanced, soft and supportive rider possible.

Most clinics will end with a fun Two Phase Judged Competition which includes riding a Dressage Test and an Obstacle Course.

Dates and Locations to be announced soon! Be sure to join the mailing list to stay informed by clicking on the button at the top right of this page.

Check back for details. Meanwhile, check out Cathy's Brochure and Cathy's Website

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 Clinics & Presentations

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, Dec 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!
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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

Improving relationships with horses in a safe, compassionate manner through understanding, knowledge, mindfulness, patience, and praise.

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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