Come visit me in booth #1507 at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo this weekend, March 11-13 in Denver, Colorado! I’ll be offering discounts to my 2011 retreats and clinics. In addition, I’ll have Ariana Strozzi’s books, “Horse Sense for the Leader Within” and “Planning Your Business in the Horse as Healer/Teacher Professions” available for sale. Ariana’s DVD “Intuitive Horsemanship” will also be available. (see details at bottom of post). A great preamble to her inaugural Colorado class on Equine Guided Education in Colorado this summer!
In addition, I will be presenting two different sessions in the Holistic Horseman Fair Theater (near the 1500 series booths) on Sunday, March 13th.
- Discover the essence of you – through the power of the horse! (noon): Aligning your passions. Living with intent. Come learn how horses can guide you to uncover your own brilliance and ignite the fire to set new paths in your life. Bringing the horse into the personal transformation process is a powerful and experiential path to help people learn more about themselves. The horse as a teacher, mirrors our body language and emotions – bringing new insights in new ways – creating impactful and lasting change. Equine Guided Learning can help you trust your inner voice and find the life you’ve always wanted to live.
- A Revolution in Equine Assisted Work – A Panel of Practitioners Share their Stories: (1 pm): The introduction of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Coaching, Leadership and Learning has dawned a quiet revolution . Practitioners around the world are bringing the horse into the healing and transformation process in a powerful and experiential path to help people learn more about themselves. Teams discover new ways of working together, leaders experience the intricacies of leadership styles and individuals get to the heart of their feelings and desires, while children find new confidences and views on life. We invite you to hear our panel of speakers from the Equine Guided Education Association (EGE), Equine Assisted Growth and Learning (EAGALA), Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and EPONA share some of the ways the horse is helping children, adults and corporations.
Participating on the panel are: Katie Dixon of Zumas Rescue Ranch (www.zumasrescueranch.com), Sharon Bringleson of Centers for Horses and Healing (www.centerforhorsesandhealing.com) and Jody Enget of Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center (www.pptrc.org). The individuals will discuss their personal journey into the equine-assisted industry and share their peak experience stories of working in their respective fields. Finally, they have an opportunity to paint the future vision for this quickly growing industry.
See you there!
Horse Sense for the Leader Within is a must read for everyone! With innovative vision and grounded experience, Ariana Strozzi bridges two seemingly different worlds, creating a powerful new platform for human development, growth and learning. She eloquently reveals how horses mirror our inner world and provide dramatic, transformative shifts in the way we perceive ourselves.
Strozzi takes the reader on a journey into the natural world where a wealth of knowledge already exists about what it means to be a leader of one’s life. She defines a path to leadership that begins with understanding ourselves from a biological perspective. Leadership as followership comes to life as she encourages the reader to step outside of the human’s narrow view of leadership.
“Are you leading your life or is it leading you?” becomes the topic of exploration. By becoming aware of our animal nature and our innate drive for survival, we develop the capacity to respond with choice versus react to the pressures of life. The journey continues with insights into the powerful elements of intuitive and emotional intelligence and the significance of nonverbal communication.
Ariana demonstrates how horses reflect our patterns of behavior, thought, perceptions and performance in a thousand pounds of visual imagery. They show us the gap between how we actually present ourselves to others distinct from how we think we are being. They ask, “Who is leading?” and expect us to know what we care about and believe in ourselves. In so doing, they help us understand that leadership begins with the self we are.
Horses teach us how to find self-acceptance in a world of judgment. As we learn to think more like a horse, we develop our intuitive imagination and can create new possibilities for our lives. Rather than focusing on what is wrong with us, we shift our attention towards what we are naturally good at. On this path of becoming, we focus on staying connected to what has meaning and purpose. The horse’s generosity of spirit and patient acceptance of the human comes to life in the many stories presented throughout the book.
Strozzi addresses the significant increase in equine guided education programs and establishes the core principles that support the ‘horse as healer’ process; trust, authenticity, confidence, intention, intuition and curiosity. Horses model these essential qualities and expect us to lead our lives with the same dignity, grace and power that they naturally embody.
Strozzi’s fascination and passion for re-connecting to the natural world is contagious and inviting. She weaves in quotes from a variety of other thinkers as she compels the reader to open their senses and explore new ways of thinking about their own path towards a sense of meaning and purpose.
Planning Your Business in the Horse as Healer/Teacher Professions:
This 140 page book is an excellent resource for coaches, therapists, educators and horse lovers interested in equine-guided education, equine assisted therapy, or equine experiential learning on how to plan your business in the ‘Horse as Healer/Teacher’ profession. Ariana Strozzi, pioneer in incorporating horses into the self-development process since 1989, shares her knowledge as a business owner, leadership coach and equine guided educator by defining a clear path to visioning your work and creating a successful business.
Topics include horse and human skills required, clarifying the common acronyms, what to call what you do, choosing a training program, successful skills of a business owner, creating your vision, preparing a business plan, administration, marketing, finances, facility and horse selection, insurance, code of ethics, and more.
Whether you are just starting out or have an established business, gain new insights on how to succeed in this new and exciting field.
Intuitive Horsemanship DVD:
In this DVD, Ariana reveals how horses listen to our energy and the vital role ‘our way of being’ plays in finding that harmony with horses that we all seek. From field observation, horses at liberty in the arena, the round pen and leading the horse ‘in hand’, Ariana shows us how to work with horses from a more intuitive and feeling perspective.