I attended the Horsanity workshop as a way to deepen my understanding of communication and influence. Understanding a person’s ability to influence, engage and connect with others is vital in the work I do. What struck me the most with this workshop was the ability to get instant feedback about the impact different communication styles have on others. I was moved and impressed by the rawness of the feedback and the unequivocal and instant impact of my choices on the horses. Working with the horses provided critical insights into how peoples’ communication and leadership choices affect those around them. I highly recommend this opportunity to anyone who wants to understand, expand and deepen their ability to connect with others and make a difference through their leadership and influence. In fact I was so impressed by the workshop that I wrote a blog about my experiences and the value I gained from the exercise.
Anneli Blundell, People Whisperer
I was quite unsure about what to expect as I had never completed a day such as this. On arrival I was made to feel completely welcome and at ease. I was really looking for a day to focus on myself, look at how I was currently dealing with (or not dealing with) a number of issues and how to move ahead positively.
This workshop gave me exactly what I needed but with a twist – putting horses into the mix. I have had minimal involvement with horses in the past and would say I am not that comfortable around them. Working through issues in a group setting, drawing our feelings and our future, and time alone allowed me to focus on what I really wanted to achieve from the day. Time later with the horses really showed me the affect I can have on others. This something I have struggled with and the way the horses reacted to me and each other was an extremely eye opening experience.
I really enjoyed the focus on mindfulness, and time alone for a stroll around beautiful Yaroonga to reflect was really cleansing for the soul.
I fully recommend this wonderful day for anyone who would like a day to just step back, reassess themselves and how they deal with others and how they want to move forward in a more positive way.
Karen Yelverton – Development Executive
“I feel a great sense gratitude that I recently had the opportunity to attend a Horsanity clinic run by the very professional & dedicated team of Pam, Sandra & Lynne. What attracted me to the clinic was that it involved horses. I have loved horses my entire life so I was curious to see & experience the process. What I found was an incredible learning curve. One triggered by what the horses can & did teach us. The day far exceeded my expectations & I came away with the answers & the tools I had been seeking for a very long time to a very complex & difficult problem. The most profound thing for me was that I inevitably came up with the solution myself. Expertly guided through the exercises with these 3 amazing women who taught with compassion, wisdom, humour & kindness. I am just totally in awe of what I experienced & how. I see my own horses now in a totally new light as a result & I know my riding connection will also deepen. Having said that you certainly don’t have to be a horse person to participate & you will probably have an edge on the rest of us because you won’t go in with any pre-existing ideas on horsemanship. I can’t honestly think if a human soul that would not benefit from this process. I recommend it to everyone.”
Melissa Lowe – Dressage Rider & Owner of Fortissimo Freestyles
“My Horsanity experience was one of those life-altering experiences that I know I will reflect on for a long time to come. It lifted the veil on where I tend to go wrong in my attempts to lead others, and gave me practical solutions to remedy this. I am incredibly grateful to Pam, Lynne, Sandra and the others that were in attendance on the day for their supportive and engaged involvement in my transforming experience.”
Alison Bucknall, HR Co-ordinator, Nilfisk ANZ
“We all know what it’s like when life feels tough. And I’ve always been someone who just gets on with it. When I heard about the Horsanity workshop series and after having a chat with one of the facilitators, I decided to trust my intuition and give it a go. The models were great and the “experiments” we did really supported me to connect to deeper resources I discovered in myself and to gain a clearer sense of what I really need.”
Robyn Walsh, Dressage Rider and Owner of Kihope Lodge