Horsanity was founded by Sandra Banister and Lynn Jenkin in a response to the need they saw for an innovative, powerful and effective way to develop individual’s and team’s capacity to respond to complex environments. Joined shortly thereafter by Pam Seccombe, Horsanity now offers three experience streams – Organisations and intact teams; groups and professional associations; and individuals.
We offer mainstream approaches enriched by the potency of the human-animal partnership, a pathway to the under-utilised know-how of instinct, intuition, sensory and extra-sensory awareness. Science may never be able to totally explain this wisdom but through the metaphor of the horse and through real-life interaction with these animals, shifts of consciousness are possible. Instincts in people forced to sit at desks can be reinvigorated. Moving with creatures who have not been conditioned by human thought patterns can awaken intuition, creativity and communication skills through non-verbal body centred wisdom.
Our specialties include: Leadership Development, Team Effectiveness, Organisational Systemic Analysis, Executive Coaching, Human and Equine Assisted Facilitation, Emotional and Social Intelligence and access to knowledge that defies logic. We offer Personal and Business Constellations and utilise the Enneagram, The Leadership Circle Individual 360 degree Profile and Culture Survey, DiSC, iWAM, LAB and extensive training from Horsedreams International, Skyhorse EGE, and the Equine Psychotherapy Institute of Australia.
We live in an age of constant movement and famously short attention spans whilst carrying a sense of distance from the centring and calming forces of Nature; a kind of modern day insanity.
We often over-complicate our lives wanting what’s over the next hill instead of feeling grateful for what we already have and loving the present moment for its ultimate reality. We look for complicated solutions whilst distrusting simplicity. We live in a culture that is often dismissive of ancient wisdom while not listening enough to our bodies nor our instincts. We rarely take time to look and listen deeply to see that all creation vibrates with life and is eternally connected and communicating in its own way.
Horses can help us to learn to balance “being” and “doing” within ourselves, our families and work and so creating lives that are worth living.
Horsanity exists to bring us back to what is most real, most truly rewarding, healthy and beneficial. For us these are relating; creating; concern for others and the future; discovering and revealing the true nature of ourselves and all things – what we call Sanity.
We exist to restore sanity to humanity through the wisdom of the horse.
The path of human evolution has been linked to horses since we stood upright.
First we consumed them. Then we made their power, speed and beauty our own when they let us climb up on their backs. We travelled distances never before possible and began to wage territorial wars on each other. They powered the agrarian age and now provide us with a multi-billion dollar sporting and entertainment industry worldwide.
We know that horses can help us find our way back to our true nature,
one where we are no longer gripped by fear and its global destructiveness, but
rather able to embody our true power, grace and beauty as co-existent species.
We are deeply inspired by the storytelling of Sustainable Human
whose way of being in the world helped us clarify our reason for doing the work of Horsanity.
We, like the wolves, by following our true nature are influencing and contributing in our own way to the health and well being of humanity and ultimately, positively, to the tipping point we now sense.
We invite you to watch ” How Wolves Change Rivers”.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. We will not solve the problems of the world from the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
More than anything else, this new century demands new thinking: We must change our materially based analyses of the world around us to include broader, more multidimensional perspectives.”