Horses are non-judgmental honest mirrors that give direct feedback in every situation. They live in a herd with clear leadership, each horse with a distinct role and position in the hierarchy. For their survival, horses need to be able to notice the slightest inconsistency in their environment. That is why they are very sensitive and read your body language.
Body language is nonverbal communication, where thoughts, intentions, or feelings are expressed by physical behaviors, such as facial expressions, body posture, gestures, eye movement, touch and the use of space.
Research shows that nonverbal communication accounts for the majority of information transmitted during interpersonal interactions. It helps to establish the relationship between two people and regulates interactions and drives performance and impacts organizational heath tremendously.
Horses mirror back to us inconsistent behavior and non-alignment, which you may not have been aware of.
Sessions with horses are highly interactive and provide instant learning experiences that are difficult to acquire in more traditional learning environments.
The way Lighthorse engages with horses moves beyond the traditional mirroring work. Sandra Geisler has developed a very powerful transformation framework that results in lasting behavioral change, fundamentally changing circumstances for the better and reaching outstanding outcomes within in session.