All-Inclusive Horse Speak Retreat
August 14 - August 21
Join Horse Speak Co-founder Laura Wilsie and Senior Instructor Heidi Potter for an unforgettable and enriching experience at Bitterroot Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming USA. This ranch is home to over 200 horses of various levels, breeds, and ages. The ranch is located in the beautiful Wind River valley, bordering the Shoshone National Forest, just fifty miles from Yellowstone National Park. Retreat guests will experience the rare opportunity of observing the truly natural language and behaviors of horses that live in the most natural of settings. Participants will be immersed in observing and connecting with horses in the big herd of 150, along with the mares and foals of the ranch’s Spanish Arabian breeding program. Lessons in decoding and encoding equine language will be abundant in this magical setting.
Through observation, interaction, workshops, and self-awareness exercises participants will develop a skill set that leaves them with a deeper understanding of the truly natural language of the horse. These skills will enable them to begin decoding horse language on their own and have appropriate responses to horses’ questions. They will join the growing number of “Horse Speakers” who have found success with calmly reshaping undesirable behaviors, creating enriching experiences, and building rapport with horses.
Not Just Horse Speak…..
Retreat guests will have a chance to improve comfort, confidence, communication, and overall balance in the saddle with a Centered Riding workshop and mounted lesson taught by Heidi. These skills will come in handy on the Two Guided Trail Rides in the surrounding picturesque mountains included in this memorable retreat. Optional activities include Yoga, Hiking, Square Dancing, and attending a local Rodeo.
The All-Inclusive Retreat Price includes:
- Cabin Style Accommodations
- All Meals and Beverages
- All Equine Activities
- All Workshops and Lectures
***The price does not include airfare, rental car, or shuttle service to the ranch.
Option for Non-Riding/Non-Participating guest to join you.
**The ranch is located in a remote area surrounded by mountains with an elevation of 7400′. The week will include a fair amount of walking and a steep hike up to the “bench” on one evening. Participants should be fit enough to walk and hike. If you currently have asthma, COPD, any heart conditions, or are at risk for any ill effects of high altitudes, please check with your doctor before registering for this retreat.
For retreat details, pricing and reservations contact our host Hadley Fox.