Reflecting on this delicate process of ‘belonging’ within the herd, I was reminded how long it takes to build up real trust between two creatures or for that matter two people. That it grows organically with the seasons.
If you feel frayed or burnt out after the winter, need a new perspective on challenges you are facing, or want to explore mindfulness in the outdoors at this experiential workshop, read on.
If you are doing a job which you used to love with a passion, but now leaves you uninspired and performing less well than you are used to, you might be feeling as if you have ‘lost your mojo.’
But where on earth do you start to turn things round?
Writing a book, never mind publishing one, was beyond my wildest dreams a few years ago. When someone suggested that I should do so, to tell the story of how I came to do what I do for a living, I laughed with a self deprecating tone. ‘Yeah, sure!’
Working experientially with horses you are on the fast track to mindfulness without even knowing it.
As Spring yields into summer, Suddene Park continues to be a hive of activity, not just for us but also for the wildlife we share the farm. We see the hares playing and boxing in the pastures and have a myriad of birdlife on the garden feeders, including goldfinches, chaffinches and a cadre of noisy sparrows...
Our Autumn Open Day will have the theme of mindful leadership, and how learning experientially with horses, the Equest way, can support individuals, teams and organisations to achieve exceptional change.
Ellie was old and died of heart failure which is not unusual in itself. What was rare was that she did so when I was with her, just a few feet away. Thus I was able to share both her final moments and those immediately following...
We are excited to announce that The Spell of the Horse, debut book from Pam Billinge founder and Director of Equest, will be published by Blackbird Books on 17th September 2017.
Whether you are simply curious about our approach or would like to reconnect with the magic of a previous learning experience with us, you will be most welcome at our Spring Open Day on Thursday 27 April.
The impact of this small pony on the children who worked and played with her was something really special.For adults her presence could be equally life-changing…
The first member of the team stepped out into the paddock to meet the horses he and his colleagues would be working with for the next two days. He had bravely volunteered to be the first, in spite of feeling nervous and knowing nothing about horses. I walked with him as he approached the first of the horses who was quietly grazing nearby.
Over the Easter holiday a good friend of mine came to visit me with her 9 year old daughter. Molly has just started riding lessons and was keen to meet my two horses and two miniature Shetland ponies for the first time. It turned out to be a magical day and, surprisingly for me, one filled with important lessons for not only leadership but adulthood in general.
Knowing that you want to change something, or reach for your dream is one thing. Getting on and doing it is another. One of my most inspiring lessons which helped was the gift of a young equestrian paralympian called Lauren Barwick seven years ago.
The advice I hear most in relation to that thing most of us are cursed with is “Silence the Inner Critic!”. But our inner critics have been on board a long time and it is easier said than done.
Do you ever feel like your team-mates are from another planet? Or perhaps that you are?
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