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Horse Sense for Humans

Coach Lilly “We Are Safe

A young woman enters the gate.
She is calm, and I feel as though
we may understand each other.  I wonder if she will come closer.

She does! I lift my head and look at her.  Her energy is less clear
now; we are in danger of falling out of sync. 

 It was so easy at first! What changed?

What is she thinking?  What does she want from me?  She feels fuzzy.
She stops.  Ah, yes.  We are still in step.  I can see she is also confused.

 I take a few steps away from her, feeling the pressure she’s putting on us.
She senses this, I think.  She gathers her energy about her and suddenly
there is no pressure.  I do not think she is confused.

 Come closer, human.  I believe that we are safe.  She comes, and places
her hand upon my back. We are safe.  She moves to my neck, and we are
connected.  She is so open again. As she steps away, I follow her. 

Wait!  I like you!  This has been so nice!  And she invited me to walk with her,
and we did; in step, in sync, safe, and close.  Does she feel the same things? 

Why was she so tense and confused?

I hope our bond has balanced her.  I hope she can see how easy it is to make a connection.

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Horse Sense for Humans

cruiser long faceCoach Cruiser: “After the Storm: Are You Ready to Get Up?”

 My client today is stomping all around the round pen. I haven’t figured
out why I am even in here with her.
 

 There are sparks of wild energy flying off in every direction as she flails
her arms around and takes big strides one direction and then suddenly
another.
 

 I don’t dare look away – she doesn’t appear to even know where she is, I’m afraid she may crash into me if I don’t get out of her way!

 Finally she’s beginning to slow down, her arms are more rhythmic in motion and she’s started to skip. Her energy is  lighter now, it feels large and smooth and she’s laughing. 

Still she doesn’t seem to notice me. 

Well, this is a first! She just threw herself on the ground and is rolling around like I do when I want to scratch my back.  When she stops she’s not laughing anymore, just laying there staring up at the sky. 

Everything feels calm now, like after a big wind storm has blown through. I carefully walk over. It feels safe enough. I put my nose to her head and wiggle my lips on her hair, it smells nice, like fruit.

She giggles. 

She’s knows I’m here now.

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Horse Sense for Humans

Coach Kali: “Journey Between the Worlds”Kali

 I feel the hot wind of the desert on my face and body.
My herd is standing with me. We are holding space for
the herd of humans on the
porch.

Something is happening.  I hear their voices.
I feel a shift in the waves of energy surrounding them…
it’s coming this way.

There is an opening for something deep and big.
Breathing I send out the message to my equine herd.
They remain still; standing sentinel for the journey of
transformation taking place.

Here comes another big wave….so intense from the human herd.
I can hardly hold it.  I fall to my knees in an effort to support
this alteration of consciousness.  I stay there in prayer.

 I sense that the human herd has stopped…they feel my energy
 and see my pranam to their efforts. 

 I am in between the human and equine worlds where everything is
  possible. I will stay here until I can make it back.  All is well…

 Standing, once again I feel the hot wind of the desert.
 As I look around I see my human herd; heads bowed in silent gratitude
for their journey into sacred possibility and to me as their Sherpa.


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Horse Sense for Humans

Four Rules of CoachingHSH 1

Coach Simon Says…It’s time to do the work, finally the work I am really here to do.

Let’s see what my human coach and I have today. I can feel the tension; more from the new human than my human coach. It actually feels more like fear. I know the drill; I’ll wait on this side of the paddock.

It is almost like she isn’t here; I mean I see her standing there but I can’t really feel her. I’ll just stay over here until she figures it out…

What’s she doing now??? Dancing around? What’s that about? Now she’s over here pushing me. Now she’s pulling me; honey it is going to take more than that to get me to move. It is amazing the lengths these humans will go to for attention. Can we have a little clarity please? What DOES SHE WANT?

 Wait, wait, something’s happening. Ah, finally I can sense wasn’t there before. It feels like she’s dropped the expectations from me and herself. It feels kind of like an openness. Yes, I can finally feel and sense her. Now that is clear. Ok, here I come. (Deep breath, yawning, eyes rolling back).

Each time I do my best Equine Coaching, I follow these 4 rules:

  1. Be fully present—At least I
  2. Listen; not expecting anything until I hear something—really, you can’t make this stuff up.
  3. Avoid feeling like I have to DO something just to validate my presence—unlike the human.
  4. Trust that when I need to add something it will be the right thing at the right time—and it always is.
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Horse Sense for Humans

Humor = Happy…from Coach TiborTibor V2

 Today is a great day!!  I am excited to see people,
and eat, and play with people, and eat, and to do
the work, and eat….

 

Oh boy!  Here comes a beautiful blonde human.
She is laughing as she is outside the round pen
with my human, Coach Lisa.  I’ll just go over and see
what’s up…(approaching the gate and sticking my head over).

 Uh-oh, not laughing any more.  I am trying to feel something
from her.  Nope;  nothing there.  Ok, I’ll go check out these
branches over here till she comes in.

I know I’m supposed to work, and she’s in here, but these leaves taste so good!
And she’s soooo serious. I can’t seem to quite get anything from her that might make
me leave these leaves. Just no fun at all!

Oh, look!  She’s picking up the big stick in the center.  Alright…we are going to do something!!!
No, she’s just standing there; still no connection or question or…anything.
(chomp, chomp, chomp). 

Oh to heck with it…If you are going to hold that thing, use it, like this! (walking up to her and chewing
on the stick not letting go).  She’s actually reacting to my suggestion!  She’s pulling it…I’ll pull back!!
Fun!!  Tug-o’-war!  I love this game!!  There she goes…that beautiful sound of laughing!!
Ah…I’ll just let go now and we’ll go for a little walk together.  Maybe she’ll finally get it that
humor = happy! 

This is so…nice!!

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Horse Sense for Humans

Coach Lilly “A Mother’s Heart”

 A young woman has entered our pasture with a chair.
She feels very soft and open. I think I’ll stay near by
and see if she needs me.

 She writes in her journal and tears are rolling, rolling
down her cheeks. I feel deep sadness all rolled up in love.

 The other horses are moving out to the higher grass, they
don’t understand this young mother the way I do.

 I’m going to stand closer now so she can feel me next to
her. As the sadness and love roll out of her (us), I feel it
flow through me and into the earth. I need to stretch my
 neck and jaw as it moves through me. My heart feels bigger.

We are breathing together now. Easy and deep. It feels natural to be quiet like this.
We stay this way for a long time.

Now she’s shifting, her mood has lightened. The young woman stands up and puts her
hand on my side. I turn and put my nose on her heart. Tears roll down her face again
but her heart feels light and happy now. So does mine!

She tells me “Thank You, Lilly. I needed that.”

(Big sigh, licking and chewing)

I feel the same way, because you see, I was a mother once too.

 

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Horse Sense for Humans

 Coach Cruiser: “The Obstacles in Your Head”

Our client is very busy moving cones and poles and
barrels around the arena, setting up different areas.
She stops to talk  about what each area means to
her. She gets very animated. I can feel her whole
body start to buzz – it feels good. I walk  over to see
what the ‘buzz’ is about.

 I like to push the cones with my nose and make them
rock back and forth. (the humans giggle).

 Oh, now our client is walking over to the other side of
 the arena, still talking and pointing.

I’m going over there too, I want to see what’s so exciting. The barrels are fun. If you
knock them over you can make them roll around!

The client and I walk back over to the first area she created. Coach Schelli asks her to take
a walk around the different areas she created and to invite me to go with her!

Whoa, someone just threw a switch or something because that happy, buzzy feeling is gone.
Now our client is pulling on my halter and clucking and begging. No, no, no, I’m not going
anywhere with you. I am stuck, stuck, stuck.

I feel a thick, heavy wall of energy in front me. I can’t go forward, even if I want to, which I don’t!

Finally, Coach Schelli asks our client what I represent to her on the journey she laid out.

Client: “Cruiser represents the obstacles preventing me from moving forward.”

(Big SNORT – all over Coach Schelli, by the way).

I shake my head and roll my eyes. So that was why the energy suddenly got so thick and dark.
Geez, lady. I was following you all over the place earlier. I wasn’t an “obstacle” then. I wonder
what changed. It defintely wasn’t me.

I think it’s all in your head! (more licking and chewing…)


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Horse Sense for Humans!!

 There’s a woman standing in the middle
 of the round pen with me. I try to ask her
 what she wants but she just keeps waving
 the big stick  back and forth. I think I’ll go
 see if there’s any grass to be found along
 the edges of the corral.

 Oh, what’s this? She’s now waving the stick
up and down. I still have no idea what she
wants from me. Her energy feels noisy and
swirly. This is frustrating.

 Here comes Coach Schelli… she and the
woman take a deep breath together. Ah, that
feels better already. Her energy is not so noisy
now. I’m getting a picture of me moving around
the round pen. Oops, it’s gone. Oh, there it is
again, the woman is pointing to my left and
moving the energy on my right with the stick. Ok, now, that is clear!

I can feel her energy rise now that I am moving, and she’s hasn’t stopped
waving that stick, she must want me to go faster!

It feels good to stretch my legs, I’m a beautiful mover, everyone says so.
Whoa! Noisy, swirly energy again. I’ll just stop and see what happened.

“I didn’t ask him to do that!”, the woman says out loud.

Human’s are strange, they don’t even understand their own energy and
body language. She was loud and clear and didn’t even know what she
was saying to me. (Big sigh…) This one is going to need some practice!


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    ~ ICF Accredited Professional and Life Coaching Training through
    the Way of the Horse! (12 – 18 months of virtual and in-person
    training) Click Here for the EAC Program Guide

  •  Equine Guided Program Launch (EGPL) – 8 weeks focused on the
    professional design and launch of your equine inspired program,
    product or service (even if it’s just launching your first newsletter!)
    (4 virtual intensives, 1 two-day live and in-person workshop with the
    horses in Denver, CO!) Click Here to learn more about EGPL

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Home Study – Coaching Basics and Business Basics from the Heart
    of Horse! (Doors open for registration on February 12th)

    7 Coaching Basic Modules
    5 Business Basic Modules
    Monthly Q&A Calls with Lisa and Schelli!
    (Learn from home at your own pace!)

  •  Strengthen Your Core Competencies through the Way of the Horse
    ~ ICF Approved Continued Coaching Education (16 CCE’s).
    July 23 – 24, in Raleigh, NC
  •  Deep Dive to Self through Equine Alchemy – 3 day experiential
    workshop designed to access your core desires through Danielle
    LaPorte’s Desire mapping. You will come away with a new foundation
    for experiencing satisfaction and delight  ~ through your work, in
    relationship with your family & friends and a new camaraderie with your
    own spirit. November 14 – 15, in Raleigh, NC

We look forwarding to hearing from you soon!

To Your Horse & Soul Success,
~ Lisa and Schelli

 

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New Article in Choice Magazine!!

I love Choice Magazine, the Magazine for Professional Coaches! I have written several articles for them and will continue to do so. Here is the latest; Coaching from the Heart!!  Enjoy!!

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EAC in Dubai

Pia Ault, one of our Virtual Equine Assisted Coaching students, lives in Dubai. After her first Intensive with the horses and Equine Alchemy, she sent this note about one of the experiences she had when she returned! Thank you, Pia!

Today I brought a friend of my son’s who needs extra credit for school in activity and services; she has always been nervous around horses since she saw her brother fall off one when she was quite little.
Lola usually always wants to move her feet and has high energy – today we groomed her in the stall and she never moved! We then brought her to a round pen and worked a bit on the 7 games (friendly, porcupine and circle games) Lola was unusually calm and responsive!
I can only deduct that she was trying to tell my friend “don’t be nervous, I won’t harm you”…Natalie_Oly_300x240
Amazing!
:)
Pia

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