What Horses Teach Us About Leadership

“Titles are granted, but it’s your behaviour that wins you respect.” These are the opening words to the first practice of The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner and the importance of these words rang out in my ears during last weekends workshop in Sweden when one of my students, Emilia asked me, “How do I get this … Continue reading

Credibility: A Critical Foundation of Leadership

“If you don’t believe in the messenger, you won’t believe the message.” — Jim Kouzes, co-author of Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It When people (and your horse) trust and believe in you as a leader, they’ll follow you far and without much question. But without credibility, that critical foundation of leadership, you face an … Continue reading

Wild Horses…………..

Today I wanted to share the words of Natasha Bedingfield’s song called Wild Horses.  These words really resonate with me right now and I know that often many of my clients feel trapped in their lives and wish they could be free. The great news is that we all the have ability to Grab The Reins and Lead Our Life, so … Continue reading

Eclipse: A Poem

Today, I would like to share a poem written by Fran Smith whilst she was Sharing Territory during a two day Instinctive Horsemanship: Introduction to the Waterhole Rituals workshop in August at the great Yeo Vale Retirement Home for Horses in Devon.  Hope you enjoy. Eclipse The sunshine transfers to the opposite side of the valley Shining on the church … Continue reading

Rules of Natural Horsemanship

Recently I came across these Rules of Natural Horsemanship that I really resonated with: Quit thinking your horse feels what you feel. Stop thinking your horse thinks what you think. Don’t try to get your horse to act the way you think he should act. No matter what you are doing, your horse is learning something. Natural horsemanship is really … Continue reading

Eight Fundamental Principles for Developing Healthy Relationships

Today I am sharing some of the teaching from Jim Rohn and what he believes are the fundamental basics for a healthy relationship.  I just love this article as it incorporates all the elements that we need to develop a great relationship with our horses. “Nothing can bring more joy to life than beautifully fulfilling relationships. The depth of meaning, … Continue reading

Barriers to Connection

Whilst good communication and leadership are all important, both in business and when working with horses, it is connection that forms the essential foundation of this triage. This is because if you can connect with others at all levels — one on one, in groups and with an audience — then relationships are stronger, your sense of community and belonging … Continue reading

Healing Power of Horses

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” ~Winston Churchill For decades, humanity has discovered the truth of Churchill’s observation: It feels good to be around horses! Have you ever wondered why? Recently, science has begun to provide the answers to what the heart has always known. Using scientific measurements, The HeartMath Institute has determined that Horses’ massive energy … Continue reading

Design the Alliance – Empower All of Your Relationships

Zoe is happy that Suki sends business her way, but it annoys her when Suki waits until the last minute to give her the work, causing Zoe to have to scramble to get it done in less time than has been promised. Tom and Sarah have recently begun living together. Sarah wishes Tom would just “get it” that she doesn’t … Continue reading

How Well Do You Stay in the Present?

  The way to live a full and rich life, to deepen our connections with others and to experience true intimacy is by staying in the present moment. Yet much of what we do and how we live takes us out of the present and ricochets us into some unknown future or drags us back into the mire of the … Continue reading