Even today’s domesticated horse remains a prey animal, with senses developed over thousands of years with survival in mind. In order to survive in their natural habitat, horses must sense and ‘read’ the slightest change in fellow herd members, potential predators and their environment, and adapt accordingly.
Alongside survival, horses utilise this ability to read the body language, energy and subtle behaviours in others to negotiate their place in the hierarchy of the herd. In a horse’s world, team work is expected and respected. Horses cannot lie or over think a situation. They approach every interaction with authenticity and ‘in the moment’. They don’t judge, but they constantly assess, and their feedback is honest and instant. Learning to listen to what horses have to say is powerful and can inspire significant individual development and growth.
The horses’ ability to sense and react to changes in others and their environment allows us an incredible opportunity to observe and interact with them in a way that requires us to explore and develop our own senses, use of personal energy, and authentic communication.
As masters of sensing even subtle changes in body language, energy and intention, horses provide a clear mirror for us to address our own (often unconscious) behaviours, communication, and authenticity.
With this in mind, the facilitators at Equine Reflections can work together with you, to provide a programme tailored to you/your group’s needs, that promotes long lasting growth and change via active participation in a unique and unforgettable environment.