The blind, the deaf and the mute is an introductory horse assisted exercise which delivers on the identification of ways of working.

The blind, the deaf and the mute is an introductory horse assisted exercise which delivers on the identification of ways of working (individual and team), proposes a few elements of complexity, accesses emotions like trust, courage and builds on skills like communication, strategy and tactics, listening.

Depending on the exact context of the team and the business, we’ve created over 100 variations of this exercise. This way, the attention of everyone is fully engaged and the results are extremely insightful for  the business situation the client addresses.

The value of a horse assisted education module lies in the links we create between what happens in the exercises and your real life.

It starts like any other Learning & Development program, with a need’s analysis and objectives definition. First question could be: Are you trying to solve a problem or harness an opportunity?

We then design a program suited to your specific context, team and needs.
Then we accompany you on this journey. In some phases, we step away and clear the space for a horse or two to walk alongside you.
Your physical journey of a few hundred meters beside a horse will take you years up and down the stream of your own life and business and will provide the much needed space and time for you to design the solution you are looking for, test it and prepare the implementation plan.

Horse assisted education is ABOUT YOU! The horses are there as your partners and they have the center role reserved for you. We are there to create the safe and appropriate context for you to travel the distance you need to travel.

The value of a horse assisted education module lies in the links we create between what happens in the exercises and your real life. This means that the quality of the consultants accompanying you is key. It is the humans who design the learning experience, the set-up, choose the horses (very important aspect!) and accompany you.

When choosing the consulting firm you will work with, take a close look at their portfolio, their expertise and experiences and don’t limit your questions to the horses. Choose the business topics and then work your way towards the horses.

Crisis management happens on a continuum: we need to be good at managing the crisis through good hazard and risk management upfront, then during the actual crisis and also create value when coming out of it

Sanny and I were part of the same certification group for the Horse Dream horse assisted education concept. I was thrilled to discover such a powerful presence and I later on invited her to join our team in Romania.

I’ve met Luis the next year and since then I never get tired of listening to how he puts things in perspective from micro to macro, from local to global, from the business world to the horse arena.

Both their professional lives and their personal experiences recommend this team for the topic of Crisis Management so I am grateful that they agreed to this interview. Thank you both!

Madalina: What makes this leadership competency of crisis management so complex?

Sanny: First of all, it’s the fact that systematically and especially in times like the ones we are currently experiencing, the ability to manage crises is particularly challenged. When in the middle of things, we usually have energy to display the competency but not to develop it. The development must happen prior to the need .

Secondly, crisis management happens on a continuum: we need to be good at managing the crisis through good hazard and risk management upfront, then during the actual crisis and also create value when coming out of it. 

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