Are we Authentic in our intentions and motivations? Do we lead with Emotional Intelligence? Horses Help us understand how our emotional energy is translating to our work effectiveness. Dynamic learning experiences teach us how to focus through clarity of thought and intention to achieve our personal and business goals.
Horses mirror and respond to human behavior. Being herd animals, they rely on an acute stream of sensory data to sense safety or danger; horses are so “in tune” with their surroundings that they have the ability to hear the human heartbeat within four feet. Research on heart-rate variability indicates that horses have a profound ability to synchronize their own heartbeat with that of human beings.
When interacting with horses, the horse will respond to what we are actually communicating, not what they think we are communicating. Horses know our intention in a very “intuitive” way, often before we do. The horse will pick up on any inconsistencies between our actions and our emotions, they will respond honestly to our communications and give us undeniable and immediate feedback into the consequences of our interactions.
Horses quickly educate people about how effective their actions are, how consistent they are in communicating, and how clearly they define their goals. Horses do not care about our perceived power or position, they posses the ability to provide us with the unique opportunity to gain profound insight into our authentic self…… a gift that is very difficult to learn from any other relationship.
Authenticity is a very poignant and important lesson we encounter when working closely with horses. Being with horses provides a method of validating how we can and must communicate with integrity and authenticity in order to become effective and successful leaders.
To learn more about how Equi-Power Solutions can help bring Authentic Leadership to your company, either in team or private sessions, please contact Deirdre Hamling at 845-987-6965 to book a consultation.