Animals are healers, teachers, guides and angels. When we learn to recognize, respect and revere them for who they truly are, then they help us become the best human version of ourselves that we can be.
My name is Val Heart. I’m The Equine Peak Performance and Problem Solving Specialist. I'm called the Show Horse Rider's Secret to Getting Into the Winner's Circle!
A professional horse whisperer and mentor for show riders, I’m also the Founder of the H.E.A.R.T. System for solving problems with pets, a bestselling author, and have often been called the Animal Communicator to the Stars.
I am excited you are here because together we can improve your relationship with your Show Horse to reach amazing new heights by clearing the rubble in your relationship, improving your ability to communicate with each other, and getting you on track with your equine athlete to get you where you really want to go.
I created my unique 5 Step Equine Peak Performance System™ for one reason: to help YOU succeed in whatever showing category you are competing in.
Grand Prix Dream Horse’s Mystery Lameness and Bad Attitude Turned Around In ONE Session!
I finally got my dream horse – an 11 year old Grand Prix dressage Andalusian stallion – and from day 1 I had problems! He arrived from across the country stressed and upset at his new environment and at leaving his prior trainers’. Then, he foundered as a result of gelding surgery a couple of weeks later and nothing we tried helped him heal.
Desperate to help my horse I turned to Val for the first time. I could not believe what happened in just one session! She was able to quickly and confidently get the information we needed to help treat him properly. Plus, we tapped into what he needed from me as his new partner.
Feeling hope for the first time I immediately practiced what Val taught me and within ONE session with him that same day we were on the road to recovery and to a new partnership. Since then, Val’s sessions have helped me learn how to ride passage, piaffe and to continue to create an amazing partnership with this extraordinary horse.
Val’s work has changed my life with this horse — and with ALL of my horses — forever! I continue to get regular sessions with her, as I’m eager to understand what my horses are trying to tell me. Thank you Val for saving my horse and for saving my relationship with him… my horses thank you, to
Problem Gelding Goes On To Win Regional Championships!
“Val Heart gave me such great advice and clarity for my life, helped me improve my health, and also made such a difference with my horse, Aries, that we swept into the dressage shows and won a whole pile of blue ribbons — in only 6 months! I can’t believe I was on the verge of selling Aries and giving up on him only a short while ago… now, we are excited to see each other and are winning almost every show we enter. We are both healthier, too, and that mystery lameness Aries had? Now I know where it’s coming from, what to do about it and what my contribution to the problem actually is. Awesome! Thanks, Val! I don’t want to know where we would be without you.” — Tracy B. and Aries, 6 year old warmblood gelding, Fenton, MI
From Tracy B., January 7, 2009 – “I wanted to give you an update: Belle is doing so much better, she is now acting like a very happy puppy! She loves to play ball and is happy to go for rides in the car, she is very well mannered and is such a delight. When my Dad got her from that breeder in Texas and sent her to me, she was in such bad shape. She could not seem to learn anything. It was like she was in her own little world and I could not connect with her at all. I am so glad I hung in there. She is a real treat now.
I also wanted to share with you our final overall for this past year. Aires and I ended up getting the following:
UNITED STATES DRESSAGE FEDERATION: bronze medal, all breeds award- Adult Amateur 3rd level – reserve champion
UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION: Leading breeder- Adult Amateur 3rd level champion
Performance Horse: National- Adult Amateur 3rd Level champion
AMERICAN WARMBLOOD SOCIETY: 3rd level Adult Amateur – reserve champion
MIDWEST DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION: Adult Amateur 3rd level year end- 3rd place
WATERLOO DRESSAGE SERIES: Adult Amateur 3rd level champion
Aries is doing well and much better, not sure if we are gonna move up to fourth level this year or not. I prefer to wait until he has developed the strength. He is still struggling some with a few movements, so we may just do 3rd again this year, which is fine for me. I am just so happy to have him and get to enjoy him. Lots of Love!”
Mystery Unhappiness and Chronic Lameness Resolved & Problem Show Hunter/Jumper Turned Around!
Your work with Slim has been fantastic. After a cross-country move I could tell she just wasn’t happy. I gave you a try because nothing else was helping. You were amazing and now she is so much happier, back to her normal self. And you helped address her ongoing lameness issues. I look forward to our talks like I would a dinner party or special holiday!
After your great work with Slim – you helped me find a show horse for hunters. Since I am learning jumping – I needed a very good-minded horse. We “visited” with several horses before finding Cory. She was a surprise and has been a treasured gift.
She wasn’t a sweet horse or suitable for beginners but your conversations with her made it a lot easier to give her a try. She keeps surprising everyone with her willingness to put up with my amateur mistakes and her depth of character – she tries her best and always gives me 100 %.
People who see her now assume she was misunderstood, or that she likes us better, but in my heart I know this turnaround is due to you. She is such a snuggler now and loves attention. And we’re competing together, and doing really well!”
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