E q u i c o a c h i n g
This profession, recently arrived in France, the "equicoach" is a professional of accompanying the human. His client is the person and the horse, his working partner. The equicoach uses the feedback of the horse, the horse as "revealer", to help the person to overcome, to improve some of his personal or professional problems.
An Equicoaching session with horses is an interaction with horses where you will find your own answers to a problem and from where you will impulse a change.
How does it work?
1. You choose an objective you want to work on in your life (work, love life, personal development...).
2. Through my guidance, you will react and interprate the attitudes of the horses in relation to your objective.
3. Horses will work to reveal your being and you will explore concrete options to reach your objective.
4. By the end of the session, you understand your self-reflection and you are on your way to move forward.
Sessions are designed for anyone who wish to develop self-leadership and creative skills to change, through a connection with horses.
How Horses can Help Us:
Recognize the importance of a real connection
When we feel a real connection we communicate clearly, We are more effective and confident. Be it with a human or a horse, We believe that real connections come from being truly authentic.
To become conscious of our body language (non-verbal communication)
Humans and horses are mainly communicating through body language, but also through the voice. While using your voice the choice of certain words is not as important as the energy which flows behind the words. Also in conversations among humans 90% of communication is happening non-verbally. If the inner attitude doesn’t agree with the outer conduct, it causes confusion for those we are dealing with.
Developing our leadership abilities
Mostly, horses have strong personalities. To be able to create a bond between you and the horse, it is necessary to sometimes lead. Leading might be challenging for us if we haven’t developed that quality enough.
To find our inner balance (for riders)
To be able to ride a horse, it is important that our body is in balance. Inner and outer balance are connected with each other, therefore riding can support us to find our inner balance.
To respect oneself and others
In contact with horses we should be aware of what they are: gentle and sensitive beings. But in certain situations they can also get aggressive or afraid. That’s why it is very important that the horses respect us. In a nice and clear way we have to show them the limits.
To overcome our fears
Horses can help us to get over our fears, because of their gentle and intuitive nature.
To live in the present moment
Horses show us immediately if we are not concentrated or if our thoughts are drifting away. If that is happening, the subtle connection between the horse and the rider is lost.