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Horse Speak® “First Conversations Introduction Clinic

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - March 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

In this clinic Senior Horse Speak Instructor Heidi Potter shares the work of Horse Speak founder, Sharon Wilsie.

Clinic participants will:
Learn to communicate with horses in their own language
Learn the meaning of equine postures, movements, and breath sounds
Learn specific postures, gestures, and sounds that can be used to speak to horses in their own language
Learn about equine social rituals and how to engage the horse in these rituals
Learn the 13 Buttons of Horse Speak – how horses use them, and how you can use them too
Learn how to give horses what they really need and desire
Deepen their understanding of equine behavior, needs and the subtleties of their communication system
Learn how to communicate with horses in a human version of the language they use with each other
Develop mindfulness and self-awareness techniques to enhance the relationship with horses
Experience the difference becoming more present, grounded and centered can make to the horse

This clinic is limited to 8 hands-on participants plus auditors.

The weekend includes workshops in theory, interactive exercises with humans, herd observation, interpretation, and communication with horses at liberty and in-hand.
Horses Are Provided. Participants do not bring horses.

Sample Day:
9 am to 10:30 am: Instruction
10:45 am to 12:30 pm: Instruction with Hands-On Participants
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm: Lunch
1:45 pm to 2:30 pm: Instruction
2:45 pm to 4:30 pm: Instruction with Hands-On Participants
4:30 pm to 5 pm: Closing of the Day

Note: Auditors simply listen and Hands-On participants will be practicing with each other, practicing the basics with horses, putting buttons on the horses (with stickers), and be allowed to ask questions.
Each participant will also be invited to “bring” one problem they are having with their horse and Heidi will discuss problem solving with Horse Speak techniques.

Early Bird Participant Price (50% deposit by 1/15/20) is $325 for the weekend.
After, 1/15/20, participant price is $385.
Auditor fee per day is $50.

Click to download registration form.


March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am
March 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


Fairwinds Farm
(401) 742-3970 (no texts please)


Fairwinds Farm
15 Rodman Lane
North Kingstown, RI 02852
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(401) 742-3970 (no texts please)