What do you see in a horse eyes...what do you feel?
The Interaction between a person and a horse, in an environment of freedom, is a magical moment, it evoques inside us high emotional intensity answers. To experience the relationship and communication with a horse is in itself revealing and highlights those points that we need to work on to improve ourselves, reveals our strengths or weaknesses in the non-verbal communication, as well as it makes us aware of managing how we relate to the others.
The Coaching assisted with horses is a rewarding experience and is highly recommended for those companies who believe in the working team union, who want to improve the non-verbal communication, as well as to strengthen the organizational leadership and to invest in the personal and professional development of the employees.
Horses work as a team, the herd, to survive in the wild nature. They can teach us how to build efficient teams based on values such as trust, respect and well-defined responsibilities.
What is Coaching with horses?
Coaching is a set of linguistic, bodily and emotional tools in a facilitation process between a Coach and another person or team, for the purpose of moving the Coachee or client from a current state to a desired situation.
A horse is not a Coach. Its function is to assist the Coach in the process. The physical characteristics of the horse allow the stimulation to a sensory and psychomotor level.
The level of physicality in Coaching is very important. The lack of a good physicality causes excessive stress, muscle stiffness, arrogance (seen by the others), lack of self confidence. Being the horse an expert in non-verbal communication, this becomes an excellent ally for the practice of Coaching.
Also, at the psychological level, Coaching with horses has benefits ranging from overcoming fears and insecurities, the boost of language and communication, the improvement of self-esteem, among others.
Finally in Executive Coaching, the horse is a master of leadership: he is naturally sociable and needs to establish some clear hierarchies that allow him to have absolute control over the environment, he assumes the leadership or leave it to somebody who he can absolutely trust. Dealing with horses will demonstrate the ability to rely on ourselves and build confidence in others to better lead them. It is the best feedback: clear, immediate, honest and objective.
How a horse-assisted Coaching session is developed?
The horse is not ridden and is working freely (without ropes, halters, bridles,etc.) so that he always has the possibility to leave if he feels uncomfortable. The horse is an animal that survives by escaping and running away, so it is of vital importance.
There is the combination and constant work between the equine specialist and theCoaching specialist and both sides of the team must learn Coaching and handling of the horse.
The session is open and flexible, depending on the groups and their objectives. After the dynamics of the session, where everyone participates, the same team arrives at powerful conclusions, thanks to learning by doing.
Watching his team members working with horses, you'll discover capabilities, their potential, their actual qualities and also learn how to overcome their limitations and resolve possible conflicts.
The result of the Coaching session with horses is to focus on personal and/or business troubleshooting, recognizing the strengths and points of improvement of every member, greatly accelerating the process of answers and solutions, thanks to the catalyst efect of the equine master.
All this in a playful atmosphere and without pressure!
This type of training already exists for years in countries like USA, England or Germany, and in recent years opens his doors also in Spain. Large companies such as General Motors, BMW, Volkswagen, Disney, Sanofi Aventi, Novartis, Nespresso, Bluespace, Sandvik, Unilever and Nike used the horses in their processes of training and professional and personal development.
Innovate the management and the personnel development in your company!
With Horse-Coaching you can contribute through a pleasant, immediate and effective way to the self-knowledge of your employees potential, to their self-esteem growth, to their motivation to work for your company, to their mutual respect and team trust.
With horses you embrace what you´ve learned and walk toward success!!