Horse Speak Retreat and Intensive in Herd Dynamics
June 13 - June 20
An All-Inclusive Retreat at Bitterroot Ranch in Dubois Wymoming
Taught by Sharon Wilsie and Heidi Potter
Join Sharon Wilsie, Heidi Potter and Laura Wilsie 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 how horses communicate with each other and what they ‘talk’ about. Participants will begin decoding horse language on their own and learn appropriate responses to horses’ questions and how to share their ideas with horses in the horse’s own language. They will join the growing number of “Horse Speakers” who have found a new level of rapport and communication with horses.
Centered Riding, too!
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.
This All-Inclusive Retreat includes:
- Cabin Style Accommodations
- All Meals and Beverages
- All Equine Activities
- All Workshops and Lectures
(Not included are airfare, rental car or shuttle service to the ranch.)
There is also an option for a Non-Riding/Non-Participating guest to join you.
For Retreat details, pricing and reservations contact our host Hadley Fox:
Take a look at the beautiful setting and horses in Heidi’s 2017 Bitterroot Ranch Retreat Photo Album