How we can help – Equine Assisted Transformation

At The Transformation Agency, our passion and reason for being is about enabling higher performance through the transformation of leaders. We utilise equine assisted learning in our work for powerful break-throughs within 1:1 executive coaching and the facilitation of team work.

Equine Assisted Learning provides the opportunity for a fresh, yet proven highly experiential approach. We are an accredited partner of the Horse-Dream Community and The European Association of Horse Assisted Education.

There are over 400 Licensed HorseDream Partners across the globe (including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA) – this provides us with a unique opportunity to provide transformational work with leaders and teams on an international scale.

Why Horses?

Because horse-sense means common-sense.

It’s about developing your leadership consciousness. Leadership isn’t just about getting people from one place to the other or undertaking the immediate ‘task at hand’. Leadership is about how we inspire, how we ignite and enable others to take the journey with us – its about followership. Its about enabling true willingness versus compliance.

Leadership consciousness is about being fully present and being centred/grounded– this includes an awareness of the larger systemic forces at ‘play’ as well as our true impact on others – our intentions, body language, attitude, behaviours and our tone of voice. Our approach helps clients understand what they transmit as leaders – consciously and otherwise.

“Working with horses is really revealing… they reflect who you are and how you are.”
– Phil Thomas, CEO, Cannes Lions

The benefit of learning with horses is that horses respond to honest and enthusiastic relationships, credible forward-thinking leadership, and to committed and engaging team work. Horses have an amazing ability to resonate with and reflect back to us our authentic self. It is not about horsemanship.

Horses are natural leaders. Horses are born natural leaders trusting their senses, knowing their purpose and taking clear action. A horse herd is inclusive – everyone belongs, everyone is essential, everyone matters. Relationship is primary in the herd – it is based on trust, clear communication, and the importance of each horse’s place in the herd.

A horse shows us what we truly need to do to inspire, to lead, to authentically communicate, to create a sense of belonging and to create willing followership. A horse cares nothing about your title or your position. Power is not an option, earn the authority to lead and your effort is rewarded.

We create simulations and situations that enable the transfer of learning back to the reality of the work situation and context. By engaging with horses and taking the time to reflect on our approach, clients get the opportunity to get back to a conscious awareness of how to lead their teams, their businesses and themselves authentically – and for the greater good of the whole system they are operating within.

Our equine partners provide you with an opportunity to give you immediate insights and a clear, unfiltered understanding of your impact. The horse will react to you exactly as you present yourself, reflecting your leadership style, how it’s perceived and received. Join us for a powerful session that will provide sustainable shifts in your philosophy, mind-set, and behaviour as a leader and/or as a leadership team.