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Heidi Potter

Heidi Potter is a professional horsewoman 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 Pathway to Rediscovering Horsemanship

Open Heart, Open Mind, by Heidi Potter

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Heidi's recently completed book, Open Heart, Open Mind is now available! Click here for a peek at the contents and introduction.

Order your copy now with PayPal, or use this order form. $25.95 per copy, plus $4.00 shipping. 6% sales tax is applied when shipping to Vermont.

In her new book, Open Heart, Open Mind, A Pathway to Rediscovering Horsemanship, Heidi shares the value of mindfulness, understanding and compassion towards horses. It offers readers great depth in their quest to create a lasting bond with their equine partners. It was written for the horse and the horse lover. It includes exercises, case studies and lessons in horsemanship. Heidi draws many parallels between her training in traditional Martial Arts and horsemanship. Readers will develop an understanding on how embracing eastern philosophies can positively affect not only their horsemanship but their life in general.

This "one of a kind book" is filled with life lessons, strategies for coping with stress and reminders on how one can fully embrace being in the moment. Its contents will help guide you to a truly natural form of horsemanship, one based on understanding and connection, rather than dominance. Read about the endless benefits of positive reinforcement training and how it can create a more trusting, confident, safe and enjoyable partnership with your equine friend. If you are looking for a better way you'll find it here. Enjoy!

Heidi Potter Obstacle Cllinic



Western Dressage & Obstacle Training Clinic Series

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

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 focus on helping 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. Here’s a list of our 2017 hosts. Further details will be available soon.

March 10-12

Black Prong Equestrian Center
Bronson FL

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June 10-11

Hampshire County Riding Club
Goshen, MA

July 7-9

Green Mountain Horse Association
South Woodstock, VT

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August 25-27

Full Circle Farm
Newport, NH

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Ride with Heidi in Wyoming!

Heidi Potter Trail Clinic

Centered Riding Natural Horsemanship Clinic

July 30 - August 6, 2017
Bitterroot Ranch, Dubois, Wyoming

For more info or to register contact Hadley Fox: hadley@equitorus.com; 800-545-0019

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Photos from the 2016 clinic >

Upcoming Clinics & Presentations

POSTPONED - a new date will be announced soon


High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center
Ghent NY

Positive Reinforcement Training - Changing Undesireable Behaviors

Host: Laura Corsum

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March 4-5, 2017
March 6, 2017

Altoona FL


Rediscovering Horsemanship Clinic

Horse Agility & Positive Reinforcement Training

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March 10-11, 2017

Western Dressage / Obstacle Two-Phase Clinic

March 12, 2017

Western Dressage / Obstacle Two-Phase Competition

Bronson, FL


Co-taught by Heidi Potter & Cathy Drumm

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April 7-9, 2017

Arnhem, Netherlands

Centered Riding Open Clinic

Hosted by Piet Nibbelink
Location: De Paardenmatt Arnhem, Netherlands
Contact: depaardenmaat@hetnet.nl or phnibbelink@hetnet.nl

May 3-5, 2017

Guilford VT

Piet Nibblelink hosted by Heidi Potter

Piet Nibblelink Relationship Clinic

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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 >


Never Stop Learning!

Why a Picadero?

Ward off the Winter Blues!

Help Your Horse Build Confidence

See what Heidi's clinic participants and students say.

Say Whoa

My Personal Colic Success Story

Western Dressage professional
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