​Equine Assisted Coaching

There is a reason why Winston Churchill said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” He knew something about the equine species that many of us are just learning now. Horses are no longer just for transportation, sports or companionship. They are teachers and powerful personal development partners. Operating like a mirror, the horse reflects back everything we need to see about ourselves. (K. Neligan)
Typical Challenges Addressed:
  • Trauma: Working in conjunction with a qualified therapist, horse assisted coaching can accelerate progress and minimize the emotional pain of Trauma Release and other theraputic experiences.
  • Family and Relationships: Working with the hoses and coach, high levels of awareness develop as the client(s) experience healing and emotional safety in the presence of the horse. For groups or individuals – instant feedback is provided by the horse.
  • Managing Challenges: Working with horses can help people recover from business or personal setbacks. The horses provide ready access to emotions associated with setbacks and major life challenges such as grief, divorce, ADD, and stress.
  • Teen Stress (and all ages): Horses offer encouragement, hope, love and acceptance.
  • Leadership Development: Discover and enhance your natural leadership skills with the horses individually or in a workshop (Equine Assisted Leadership Development).
Expected Outcomes
  • Promotes Emotional Growth
  • Powerful and effective Communication skills both verbal and non-verbal
  • Smooth Transitions through major personal or professional challenges
  • Greater Personal Awareness based on the reaction of the horse
  • Effective Assimilation of previous experiences from self-limiting behavior
  • Improved Motivation and Confidence in all areas of your life
  • Getting into Action in all areas of your career and life
  • In person coaching sessions, typically 1.5 – 2 hours in length
  • Activities include ground only exercises such as grooming and leading
  • Successive weekly, bi-weekly or monthly sessions for a minimum of 3-6 months
  • Additional “homework” co-designed by the coach and client(s) to deepen their learning and forward their action.