Leadership with Horses

Team members such as managers and business owners in corporate settings who wish to experience accelerated learning in areas of team building, leadership and relationship development seek out Equine learning.

Trail brothers at Gibson park ranch we can provide leadership and self-awareness skills through horse-human interactions. The ability of managers and leaders to effectively embody these skills impacts an organization’s bottom line, since successful team building, interpersonal communication, and conflict resolution efforts are crucial in today’s marketplace. While interacting with horses, individuals become able to identify limiting behavior patterns that prohibit them from developing long term trusting relationships in business settings.

Important Facts That You Should Know About Why Horses can teach leadership and social development.


Horses can sense and respond to a person’s intentions, emotions and thoughts that are conveyed subconsciously through body language. Through the experience each person learns how to communicate more effectively, face their fears and manage their emotions, and become more consistent and congruent with their actions.

Sessions with horses are highly interactive and provide a lifetime learning experience, teaching skills which can be difficult to acquire in more traditional settings.

Through participation in our program, individuals will learn to:

  • Make choices and take actions based on courage and awareness
    verses automatic, ‘learned’ responses.

  • Build trust in relationships and teams.

  • Develop skills to work through uncomfortable, emotionally
    charged situations.

  • Move from conflict into resolution and agreement more quickly.

  • Face fears and learn new behaviors to gain personal power and respect.

  • Experience breakthroughs that increase the depth of Emotional

  • Expand cohesiveness and productivity within teams and partnerships.

 What can I learn?

Horses will only respond to leaders they trust. The importance of trust for any type of relationship is that without trust, there are costs in the relationship such as time. The cost of time repairing or supporting the relationship vs. time spent creating success results.

An important lesson is you will see more getting done in less time, and your teams will demonstrate cohesiveness and mutual support. This, matched with competency creates the potential for excellence.

Sounds great, I’m all in. How do I sign up?

The first step is to identify your or your team’s needs and how horses can help achieve new behaviors and approaches to leadership and relationships. Call 916-250-9774 or email Admin@gibsonhorses.com set up a time to talk about how Trail Brothers program can provide you and your team a powerful way to develop new relationship building and leadership skills.