Horses as Master Teachers
What is it about horses that makes them so special as Master Teachers for humans?
As herd-bound prey animals, horses are highly attuned to the environment within and around them. In fact, their very survival depends on the ability to sense subtle shifts in the energetic patterns of their herd mates and within nature itself. This internal alert mechanism enables horses to “feel” if a predator is searching for a meal and react quickly to a perceived threat.
This deep sensory awareness is also what allows horses to read and reflect back a human’s emotional state, providing feedback that illuminates behavioral patterns and limiting beliefs that are preventing you from leading the life you desire.
In this experiential, highly interactive learning session, you will be part of a team of three along with your coach and a horse.
As you engage with your four-legged partner, your coach observes the interaction between horse and human, spotlighting body language and behaviors, and dialoguing with you about their meaning or relevance.
You will walk away from the session armed with new insights and discoveries that will provide the framework for getting what you want as well as action steps to begin your journey towards a more joyful life.
No horse experience is necessary, and all activities are performed on the ground.
Within the herd lies a complex social hierarchy that is led by the horse who is most attuned to the other herd members and the overall environment. This is the horse who decides where to eat, when to move to a different location, acts as enforcer, and maintains peace and harmony. The herd often forms hierarchical sub-groups or teams, comprised of immediate family members or “friends” within the larger collective.
Interestingly, herd hierarchy is fluid; if the leader is not equipped to lead in that moment another horse will step into the role, changing the team dynamic. In that way, horses are highly collaborative.
Groups are made up of people with common interests who want to enhance their experiences together or establish and reach a common goal. Like in a herd of horses, the best way to achieve a desired outcome is not through force, but collaboration.
Coaching in a group or team setting is fun, informative, and highly collaborative. The horse provides immediate feedback on how you are communicating and collaborating individually and as a collective. The Group and Team Experience provides a fun and informative encounter for families, friends, and work teams seeking to set/achieve goals, enhance communication, resolve conflicts, or to identify and develop strengths.
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*All equine activities are performed on the ground and there is no horseback riding involved.
Prior experience with horses is not necessary.
**Participants must wear closed toe shoes or boots. Accommodations will be made for people with disabilities. Programs can be customized to meet specific goals.