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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

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

Heidi Potter Obstacle Cllinic

cathy Drumm

 

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

More Info >

June 10-11

Hampshire County Riding Club
Goshen, MA

July 7-9

GMHA
South Woodstock, VT

August 25-27

Full Circle Farm
Newport, NH





Holistic Equestrian Retreat in Costa Rica

Heidi POtter Costa Rica
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

Sunday, January 8, 2017

9AM-4PM

Full Circle Farm
Newport NH

 

Heated Indoor!!

Intro to Western Dressage

Join us to see how Western Dressage can improve the overall performance, soundness & fitness of your horse.

  • Learn why Dressage is important for all horses and all styles of riding .
  • Learn how to slowly and correctly help your horse become more supple, soft and well-balanced.
  • Improve your riding skills through use of the Centered Riding® Basics

More Info / Flyer >

Registration Form >

Monday, January 9, 2017

Full Circle Farm
Newport NH

 

Heated Indoor!!

Relationship Training

This special day of groundwork is dedicated to improving the overall relationship you share with your equine partner. (Based on the methodology of Piet Nibbelink)

  • Discover what your horse needs from you in order to feel safe and establish trust.
  • Improve your awareness and mindfulness while interacting with him at liberty in the picadero (square pen).
  • Learn how to read his body language and improve your own.

More Info / Flyer >

Registration Form >

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

EWM

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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