Horses are proven to be excellent partners for Experiential learning.
They are prey animals and have a heightened sense of self and their environment and are incredibly in-tune with the energy of those around them.
Unlike humans, horses live in the present and, for survival purposes, react immediately to outside stimulus. As herd animals, they live in constant connections with others.
The herd is socially organized with hierarchy and purpose for each member. Using non-verbal communication, they set clear boundaries for each other. Their inability to be judgmental makes their work with humans invaluable in the learning process.
Horses respond immediately and authentically to the energy from their human partners. Their heightened prey senses give them the ability to read any internal tension of their partners.
With the help of their horse "teacher", learners are able to discover their own abilities to lower stress, be "in the moment", and plan effectively to keep their horse engaged in the activity.
Many participants have found that being around horses is a grounding or calming experience while others have found a heightened awareness due to the size and nature of the horse. Each experience is unique; however, they all have one thing in common:
Every person has learned at a deeper level because of the horse.
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The RPC program builds teamwork and leadership skills through Experiential learning with lasting results; leveraging the horse-human connection in a hands-on environment where the horse is your teacher. Our horses can help people get out of their comfort zone to achieve objectives towards communication, active listening, problem solving, leadership, collaboration, empathy, and trust.
The following are some of the beneficial outcomes of equine Experiential Facilitated Learning:
Participants work with horses on the ground completing various activities designed for each stated objective. It is through the non-riding interaction that participants gain these beneficial outcomes.
The most beneficial outcome is a sense of peace and self-awareness from partnering with a horse.
What a transformational morning. I never imagined working with horses would transform me as a leader.
Great Experiential Learning that truly pushed us out of our comfort zones.
I encourage anyone who wants true transformational leadership development to take this program, it is the real deal!
I was able to be present in the moment, connect with others and operate in a state of peace versus stress.
After the session, I had a greater focus on transferring positive energy versus negative energy to my team.
What an amazing experience! I thought I was great at communicating and collaborating as a leader until working with the horses.