Horse Speak® Haltering Clinic

Program Dates: July 28 – August 4, 2024
Program Cost: $3,550

Take advantage of a specialized opportunity offered by Horse Speak® co-founder Laura Wilsie to learn how to teach the youngest of the herd who call the Bitterroot Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming home.



Horses at the ranch are relatively untouched until they start to be trained at the age of 4. The participants of this all inclusive retreat will learn from Laura as they begin the process of teaching the young horses to be haltered, led and handled. This is a rare opportunity to apply Horse Speak’s gestures, postures, and signals to help these horses learn the basics of being lead-forward, backward, left, and right as they begin their riding ranch career in a few years. You will be taken on a journey of learning the principles of Horse Speak to help these youngsters with this critical foundational education that they will take with them for the rest of their lives. There will also be opportunities to be with mamas and babies and walk amongst the large horse herd at liberty.


If you need to take a break from your everyday obligations for a private getaway or want to bring someone with you – (they do not have to like horses; there are plenty of other activities to do), this is the vacationing learning experience for you. In addition to the enriching training sessions on the ground, retreat members will be able to go on 3 guided trail rides in the varied surroundings of the ranch. Optional activities include Yoga, Hiking, Square Dancing and attending a local Rodeo.

Meet your Instructor

Laura Wilsie is the Co-Founder of Horse Speak, a Horse Speak Clinician, and the Business Manager for Wilsie Way Horsemanship.  Laura comes from a long line of horse enthusiasts and had experience in many disciplines while growing up. Her love of horses was re-ignited when she started volunteering at a local horse rescue.  There she adopted a PMU filly and met Sharon.

Clinician Laura Wilsie


SUNDAY: Arrive in the afternoon and settle into your cozy log cabin. Meet your fellow clinic participants over cocktails and dinner.

Monday through Saturday: Workshops with Laura on the ground working with young horses. Three afternoons will offer separate guided trail rides.

Optional activities:

  • Yoga sessions with ranch owner Hadley Fox
  • Cattle sorting
  • Attending a rodeo and a square dance.
  • Friday afternoon will involve a friendly team sorting competition. This is a fun way to put what you have learned into practical use.

Sunday: Departure after breakfast.


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