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The goal of Equine Guided Coaching is not to “get the job done.” Learning is what it’s all about. Often that learning is profound, whether the assigned task with a horse was completed or not.
Let me give you an example from my own life:
Several years ago, when I was just starting to do this work, I was in California training with Ariana Strozzi, one of the pioneers in Equine Guided Education (EGE). Each of us in our group of ten was to come up with a declaration about our life or our business and, one at time, go up and ask Yani, a beautiful buckskin mare, to move around us in a circle on a 20-foot rope attached to the horse’s halter. First we were to say our declaration, then ask Yani to move out ...
Horses are intuitive beings who can show us in an instant when we are fooling ourselves and when we are on the right track. As herd animals who are tuned in to the slightest inconsistency in their environment, they mirror back to us inconsistent behaviors we may not have been aware of—behaviors that stop us from moving forward in life or from moving deeper into our own authentic spirit. When clients leave an equine guided session, they leave with insights they can immediately apply to their lives. What’s more, no matter what result a person hopes to achieve when they come to a session, almost everyone leaves having been touched by the horses at a much deeper level than they expected.
It gives me great joy to do the work I do&...
There are thousands of things you can learn from a horse. Here are six:
- How to reel in bigger clients
- How to be a great partner
- How to listen to yourself
- How to be the kind of leader people want to follow
- How to stop tolerating crap
- How to find a way to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro (Photo right:Client Laura D’Ambrosio and her fellow climbers at Uhuru Peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro)
“Yeah, right,” you say. But as soon as you try Equine Guided Coaching for yourself, you will have a life-changing lesson of your own you can add to the list.
Horses are large and powerful animals. Accomplishing a task involving a horse, in spite of fears or limitations, creates confidence and provides brilliant ...
You don’t have to believe. Hang around those horses long enough and they will continue to attune to your energy, thoughts and emotions in undeniable ways. They don’t really care if you believe it. You will have those moments anyway.
A professional horse trainer in the Uruguay group I recently presented a 4-day workshop to, raised his hand the second morning and said, “Yesterday when our group was out with the horses, I realized we were the clients, no longer students learning abstract theory. I saw that the horses responded to each of us differently, and I realized those responses were to the emotions, thoughts and energy moving through each of us.”
The horses continued to demonstrate accurate ...