Method

Why Horses? Why Horse Assisted Education? Activities & examples

What People Think About Our Method

It’s been 3 years since the day I’ve worked with the horses. I can still remember every single moment, how I felt, how we moved together, what the weather was like, how the horses main smelled. It’s like nothing else!

Matrix of Activities and Objectives

See what you can do for yourself or with your team.

I with myself

I with the team

This team with the  organization it leads

Ways of working

Forming
Storming
Norming

Outside

Exercises of 2 people, 1 horse with limitation of resources

Exercises of 3-6 people, 1-2 horses with all resources available

All participants and 1-2 horses

Inside

Horse Touch exercises debrief

Johari window conversations of 2

Outside

Exercises of 2 people, 1 horse with limitation of resources

  • I with myself
  • I with the team
  • Ways of working
  • Forming, storming, norming

Exercises of 3-6 people, 1-2 horses with all resources available

  • I with myself
  • I with the team
  • This team with the organization it leads
  • Ways of working
  • Forming, storming, norming

All participants and 1-2 horses

  • I with myself
  • I with the team
  • This team with the organization it leads
  • Ways of working
  • Forming, storming, norming

Inside

Horse Touch debrief exercises

  • I with myself
  • I with the team
  • This team with the organization it leads
  • Ways of working
  • Forming, storming, norming

Johari window conversations of 2

  • I with myself
  • I with the team
  • Forming, storming, norming

Concept Example: Leadership Tools

Leadership from near and far (with tools).

This exercise is for a team of 4 individuals and one horse.

The leadership tools they may use are 4 lead ropes: 2 long (5m) and 2 short (2-3m).

This activity is a metaphor for:

A management team (the 4 participants) leading the organization;

Aligned vs conflicting inputs into a system;

The efficiency and efficacy of various leadership and management tools, depending on the context;

Individual preferences regarding freedom and control;

Organization and implementation of specific tactics;

Roles: who, when, why;

Adapting to (unforeseen) changes.

Clarity starts inside.
You can’t offer what you don’t have.
Listen to understand, not to respond.
Ask yourself, before you start asking others.