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Heidi Potter Horse Speak Clinic Day

Sunday, February 25, Heidi Potter 2024 Horse Speak Clinic Day

Heidi Potter 2024 Horse Speak Clinic Day

February 25, 2024

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February 25, 2024

This Event is SOLD OUT!!!

Join Senior Horse Speak Clinician Heidi Potter as she introduces you to Horse Speak,the truly authentic language system of horses. The Precise Equine Body LanguageSkills of Horse Speak is based on the Gestures, Postures, Signals and BreathMessages that horses use in communication with each other. Everything they sayto each other they are saying to us. Now we have a way to truly “hear” them andrespond back to them in their own language. The changes that occur are endless!

Riding Beyond the Mirrors

Susanne Winslade- April 2024 Riding Beyond the Mirrors

Riding Beyond the Mirrors

April 4, 2024

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April 7, 2024

This Event is SOLD OUT!!!

Embark on an enriching retreat focused on classical  dressage training. Our program emphasizes effective body positioning and  balanced gaits, offering two daily group sessions. Join a supportive  community where riders learn, share, and problem-solve together. Enjoy the  picturesque setting, delicious meals, and camaraderie, making it a perfect  blend of education and relaxation.

You will be riding in two mounted sessions each day. The purpose is to incorporate as much saddle time as possible. I will pace each session appropriate to the horses’ and riders’ fitness level.

Morning class:  Focused on riders’ balance and symmetry, both on and off the horse, incorporating tools such as Balimo stool, Serratus bands, TRX bands, and Franklin balls. We will explore the process of developing an independent seat, leg, and hand for all levels.    

Afternoon class: Focused on horses’ balance and symmetry, incorporating tools such as cavaletti poles, cones, patterns and schooling figures. We will explore the importance and use of the Training Scale to enhance the health and well-being of the horse.  

Sunday:  The sessions on Sunday will be modified to accommodate those traveling long distances to get home.

It doesn’t matter whether you are beach riding, competing, or anything in between, good dressage is good for all things you do! Looking forward to helping you Ride Beyond the Mirrors!

Deepening The Bond Retreat - April 2024

Horse Speak®, Horse Agility & Obstacle Play

April 2024 Heidi Potter Deepening The Bond Retreat

April 11, 2024

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April 14, 2024

This Event is SOLD OUT!!!

Join Heidi at the beautiful Stepping Stones Farm & Retreat Center in rural New Hampshire. Stay at the Homestead, a classic, charming, historic New England style farmhouse. Relax and unwind your evenings away while watching the sun set over nature's bounty. Enjoy communion with like-minded horse lovers while you share meals, stories, and the days magical moments. Bring your own horse or lease a facility horse. Breakfast is included and lunch is available. Enjoy access to a full kitchen during your stay.

This unique retreat is designed for horses and horse lovers of all levels with the goal of deepening understanding, rapport, confidence, and connection. The result is creating safer, more enjoyable, trusting partnerships.

Horse Speak- Everything horses say to each other they say to us. Horse Speak Senior Instructor Heidi Potter will teach you how to listen to what they are saying and how to respond in a way that they can understand. A few basic “vocabulary words”, a willingness to listen, and an open heart and mind are all you need to enter the conversation. Learning Horse Speak includes workshops in theory, interactive exercises with humans, herd observation, interpretation, and communication with horses. Learning the basics of Horse Speak is guaranteed to take your horsemanship skills and all you do with horses to the next level. You will see horses differently for ever more!

Horse Agility & Stress-Free Obstacle Play- Learn the sport of Horse Agility based on the International Horse Agility Club of England. It all begins with in-hand leading skills and progresses to obstacle play. Discover how best to support your horse and help him become a more confident, trusting partner as you play! If you attend with your own horse there is an option to proceed to mounted obstacle play on the third day. Participants with leased horses will continue to apply new-found skills on the ground.  

Riders Choice Monday- This optional day is for those who want a private or semi-private session with Heidi to expand on their retreat experience. Choose Centered Riding lessons, Problem Solving, either on the ground or in the saddle, or further development of the weekends many lessons.

Sue Rogers Carriage Driving Clinic

April 2024 Carriage Driving Clinic with Sue Rogers

Sue Rogers Carriage Driving Clinic

April 19, 2024

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April 24, 2024

This Event is SOLD OUT!!!

Carriage Driving Clinic: Open to Drivers of all levels

Sue Rogers is hosting her carriage riding clinic where she will teach drivers of all levels the essentials of carriage driving.

Private lessons will begin April 20th and April 21st. This event is welcome to auditors, spouses and curious minds as a speaker system will ensure essential knowledge is provided to all.

Just starting or returning from a long hiatus from carriage driving? This clinic offers the support, encouragement, and safety to get you back at it! This is the opportunity to surround yourself with other enthusiasts and treat yourself to a peaceful stay at Stepping Stones Lodge.

Each lesson will be catered to the level of the driver ensuring the utmost safety. Safety is our priority, but fun is always our goal!

Deepening The Bond Retreat - September 2024

Horse Speak®, Horse Agility & Obstacle Play

September 2024 Heidi Potter Deepening The Bond Retreat

September 19, 2024

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September 22, 2024

This Event is SOLD OUT!!!

Join Heidi at the beautiful Stepping Stones Farm & Retreat Center in rural New Hampshire. Stay at the Homestead, a classic, charming, historic New England style farmhouse. Relax and unwind your evenings away while watching the sun set over nature's bounty. Enjoy communion with like-minded horse lovers while you share meals, stories, and the days magical moments. Bring your own horse or lease a facility horse. Breakfast is included and lunch is available. Enjoy access to a full kitchen during your stay.

This unique retreat is designed for horses and horse lovers of all levels with the goal of deepening understanding, rapport, confidence, and connection. The result is creating safer, more enjoyable, trusting partnerships.

Horse Speak- Everything horses say to each other they say to us. Horse Speak Senior Instructor Heidi Potter will teach you how to listen to what they are saying and how to respond in a way that they can understand. A few basic “vocabulary words”, a willingness to listen, and an open heart and mind are all you need to enter the conversation. Learning Horse Speak includes workshops in theory, interactive exercises with humans, herd observation, interpretation, and communication with horses. Learning the basics of Horse Speak is guaranteed to take your horsemanship skills and all you do with horses to the next level. You will see horses differently for ever more!

Horse Agility & Stress-Free Obstacle Play- Learn the sport of Horse Agility based on the International Horse Agility Club of England. It all begins with in-hand leading skills and progresses to obstacle play. Discover how best to support your horse and help him become a more confident, trusting partner as you play! If you attend with your own horse there is an option to proceed to mounted obstacle play on the third day. Participants with leased horses will continue to apply new-found skills on the ground.  

Riders Choice Monday- This optional day is for those who want a private or semi-private session with Heidi to expand on their retreat experience. Choose Centered Riding lessons, Problem Solving, either on the ground or in the saddle, or further development of the weekends many lessons.

Winter Revive - Womens Retreat

February 23, 2024

Reconnect with yourself, revive and re-energize your spirit whilst being surrounded by the wonder of Winter in New England.

February 23, 2024

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February 25, 2024

This Event is SOLD OUT!!!

Our retreat offers a variety of activities and experiences to choose from including:

 Delicious, healthy, and hearty meals with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms

 Artistic expression with creative writing and water color creations

 Gentle flow yoga

 Winter bird watching, guided by a world class birding expert

 Peaceful guided meditation sessions

 A Winter Ecology walk surrounding the farm, led by an Experienced Naturalist

 Healing benefits of Teas and Tisanes

 Gatherings around the fire for Hearthside adventures with a Master Singer-Songwriter-Storyteller

 An opportunity to participate in “Wisdom Horse” and see the magic our horses can bring to life!

Boo and her well-trained Wranglers will partner with the horses, ponies and minis at the farm to give you a Wisdom Horse experience you will not soon forget. No prior horse experience is needed.

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