equine guided coaching
Since the 90's horses have served us through much more than just riding and pulling when equine assisted therapy was developed by Nebraska-born Greg Kersten, founder of the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.. The discovery that the body movement of the horse synchronized with our own to promote all types of healing was the beginning of a new relationship with this sentient being.
Later it became apparent that not only movement but heart rhythms between horse and human also synchronized whether on the ground or riding.
Through the work of pioneers Barbara Rector and Ann Alden, founders of Adventures in Awareness, the individual learns to connect mind, body and heart in a relationship with a sentient being such as the horse in an experience akin to "joyful meditation in motion".
Horses are prey animals that have sharp intuitive abilities that have allowed them to survive this length of time. They live in a state of heightened yet relaxed awareness in the present moment which lets them sense everything around them.
Speaking, not in language, but rather through energy, they help us disconnect for a moment from our thinking side and reconnect more with our feelings and senses reflecting back to us what we put out into the world.
Equine Guided Coaching uses the human-horse connection for personal development and growth by expanding self awareness, and enhancing the ability to take responsibility for self, thus contributing to the safety of the group and the herd.
Whether for personal, group, business or corporate teams, connecting with horse as coach enriches the journey towards emotional, spiritual and interpersonal awareness and growth.