Ever since that weekend in Wyoming my whole approach to not only training horses, but how I interact and treat everyone I come in contact with changed as well. Ray coined the term “Turning Loose”. What he meant by this was when a horse finally turns loose, he is no longer bothered, and he fully trusts you as his leader. Once you have achieved this with the horse, you do things as one, in true unity. There are very few people in this world who are capable of doing this including myself. However, since this level of horsemanship is a life journey, I am still on it today, and will be for the rest of my life.
So what do the horse training methods of Ray Hunt have to do with leadership in humans. It’s taken me a long time to figure out the parallels in horse training and leadership in humans, but I have come to realize they are really one in the same.
Natural Horsemanship is based on understanding how horses communicate and learning their language. Equally important is understanding the natural instincts of horses, and the herd dynamics of wild horses. Horses have been around for over 5 million years. Their survival was dependent on certain roles in the herd that protected and allowed them to thrive as a prey animal.
So again, equine guided horsemanship is no different than equine guided leadership. Learning this approach to leadership will help you in all walks of life. Leadership is life-Self, Family, Career, Business, or Corporate CEO.
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