“Horses respond to the energy of human emotions and body language, offering an immediate feedback on intentions, communication style, and behavior.”
The idea to integrate horses’ teachings along with my counseling expertise comes from my first-hand experience of this kind of intervention and training that are like no others.
Horses are intuitive, emotional, and authentic animals; masters of self-awareness, they live the here and now in total presence. They make just a few sounds and have a signal system of their body language that is very clear and precise, able to immediately communicate complex information to other horses as to avoid being attacked and caught by predators.
Unlike humans, horses are prey animals, and this determines their behavior and offers us a key-to-reading of their actions. While observing horses, you’ll always see them extremely carefully scan the environment because on that depends their and the herd’s survival.
I love working with them because they’re spontaneous and naturally positive animals. Partnering with them means dealing with the resources and the potential of people, but also with the weaknesses yet never flaws as horses don’t judge.
Like humans, horses are social beings that live in herds with defined hierarchies, roles, assignments, responsibilities, and relationships very similar to a human community or an organization.
Between human and horse interactions, there are similarities and differences. It can be witnessed by watching the herd’s relationship models and dynamics, drawing useful lessons for one’s life along with new insights to look at things, situations, and other people in a renewed way.