The Equus Experience
Inside each of us, there lives an animal. Powerful, instinctual, playful, aware, and present. Step into a round pen to learn the language of equus, and you will find a similar four-legged master within you.
Work, Lead, Live in a State of Flow
Equus coaching is grounded in creating tangible awareness of existing habits and deep-rooted beliefs, and provides effective scaffolding for leaps of change. Going deep to smooth out the ruts and tangles, and creating new neural connections and skills is how we move into flow. Horses are the perfect playful and wise guides to take us on this inward journey.
Working with horses and an equus coach, you will develop immediate and lasting insight into your ability to live in a state of flow: continuous creative response to the thrills, obstacles, and uncertainties that life’s journey brings.
The easiest way to make shifts is to experience change in action. It’s often not enough for your mind to know something. We teach you to drop out of your busy mind and into the wisdom of your body, where instinct, heart, and clarity exist.
No horse experience needed, only the willingness to get a little dusty and have fun as these wise creatures remind you of your true nature. All coaching is on the ground, there’s no riding.
Horses exhibit clear leadership, communication, and herd instincts. Horse herds develop a natural flow of leadership which evolves based on each horse’s abilities. When you step into a round pen with a horse, it is the individual that is the most aware, present, instinctual and authentic that earns the horse’s trust and respect. These wise and gentle teachers will teach you how to relate with the two-legged animals in your life from a place of clarity and true power.
Approaching business and life through the lens of nature may seem unconventional, until you remember you are nature.
Objective, Honest Feedback
An equus experience gives you the gift of seeing yourself with clear objectivity. Change is impossible without awareness, and what we want to change is often unconscious, in our blind spots: how we behave, what our patterns are, where deeply rooted beliefs are buried.
In the round pen, you face yourself and the experiences in your life through the living metaphor of a horse. These incredible creatures give you objective, honest feedback in a non-judgmental, peaceful manner that only nature can provide.
It’s much easier to change what you can see. Practice change in the round pen, and you have a much better chance of integrating change in work and life.
HOW IT WORKS
In an equus session, we address challenges that arise from the daily pressures of professional and personal life and learn innate skills that only nature can teach:
- How to hold vision while executing
- Trusting your instincts and decisions
- Having clarity about what you want
- Converting failure into feedback
- Knowing when you’re pushing too hard or holding back
- Shifting from aggression and control to assertive action
- Clearly communicating your intentions
- Managing personal and work conflicts
- Setting healthy boundaries
- Relationship challenges: peers, employees, personal
- Releasing stress and remembering how to play
- Meeting resistance and obstacles with relaxed and centered energy
Private Individual Equus Coaching Sessions
Equus sessions take place at Creek Hollow Ranch, a beautiful ranch on 350 acres of tranquil valleys and pristine hills in Ramona, CA, east of San Diego and 2.5 hours from Los Angeles. You will engage in a series of coached exercises with horses on the ground. There is no riding, and no horse experience is needed. It is only asked that you honor our equine partners with respect and kindness.
Two hour session – $300
Half-day session – $525
Inquire about coaching packages that include pre/post one-on-one private coaching sessions (without horses).
Paired Equus Coaching Sessions
Bring a friend, a business partner, a significant other, and you will have the chance to learn how to engage with others in highly collaborative, synchronized states of flow. You will identify where you tend to have challenges in connecting, communicating, and leading together. Horse and coach will show you how to engage beyond language, in a deeply instinctual and fluid way that lets you create and get things done with more power and less effort. The session begins with emphasis on each of you as individuals, then as a pair. Horses are masters at relating with one another and will teach you how to engage with others with authenticity and effectiveness. You will gain awareness about yourself and your partner and have the chance to develop more empathy and trust.
Half-day session, 2 people – $700
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