This book is a comprehensive resource for Equine Guided Education (EGE) and somatic coaching. EGE incorporates horse activities into coaching and therapy models that are set in natural outdoor settings. Interacting with horses provides experiences that train new skills in intuition, sensory awareness, and somatic sensibility. These non-linear forms of intelligence (EQ) are needed in these times of change and uncertainty and apply to people from all walks of life.
Ariana, a pioneer in the field of Equine Experiential Learning, founded Equine Guided Education in the 1980’s and co-founded Strozzi Institute (now known as Strozzi Somatics). This instructive and thorough book is full of the essential tools needed to be successful in the equine, experiential, nature based healing professions. It is required reading in Ariana’s SkyHorseCEGE™ programs and many other self-development and coaching processes. The principles in this book are universal to Equine Assisted Learning, and Equine Facilitated Therapy. If you call the equine-human relationship by another name, simply transpose the term EGE. This book is also a valuable resource for coaches, educators, and healers who want to bring a more natural, intuitive approach to their practice.
EGE is the essential component that has been missing since we took our education indoors whether it be pre-school or leadership development. Various chapters include detailed explanations of the role of the horse, the role of the facilitator, the process of creating a positive learning environment, dealing with fear, self development principles, the actual process of facilitating EGE, the importance of nature and providing a somatic, biological perspective.
Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi is the founder of Leadership & Horses™, Intuitive Horsemanship™ and Equine Guided Education™. She is a lifelong horsewoman, Zoologist, Master Somatic Coach, Leadership Innovator, and Entrepreneur. This book compliments her other books, “Planning Your Business in the Horse as Healer/Teacher Professions,” “Horse Sense For The Leader Within™," and the video, Intuitive Horsemanship™.