Join Laura and Sharon Wilsie and 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 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.
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.