Our equine partners act as mirrors of our emotions, reflecting our behaviors, attitudes and ideas. Horses are in the moment and they cannot lie. Thus, they recognize and reflect the incongruence between our behavior and emotion, without judgment, revealing our truths. Because horses are herd animals, living in groups much like humans, they provide valuable insight into group dynamics as well as each individuals roles within teams.
In order to successfully build relationships with horses, ourselves, and our team, we must adapt our behaviors to incorporate the essence of horse behavior, being present in each moment, being open and willing, and taking action and communicating from a place of authenticity, clarity, and intention.