Have you ever thought about how you approach a challenge and how you communicate with other people? Probably!
Have you ever thought about how you approach a challenge and how you communicate with your horse? Possibly?
Have you ever thought about how your horse approaches a challenge and how they communicate with you? Probably not, most of us don’t.
How you approach a new challenge may be very different than how your horse approaches a new challenge. How you communicate and how your horse communicates may also be very different. These basic differences can cause frustration, stress, confusion anxiety and fear in our work with our horses. However, when we have different preferences than our horse does, we can be assets for each other and tremendous learning partners. But how do we bridge the gap in understanding each other?
Emergenetics is a powerful tool for understand your own strengths and preferences as well as your horse’s strengths and preferences. More importantly, Emergenetics gives us a framework for comprehending and learning from misunderstandings, miscommunications and differences in preference with our horses.
Emergenetics is a psychometric tool that measures our patterns of thinking and communicating that emerge from our genetics and life experiences. To learn more about Emergenetics, visit Emergenetics International.
Emergenetics consists of a 20 minute questionnaire, a profile debrief or workshop and then further coaching if desired. When used as a tool for better understanding and communication with horses, sessions with your horse are also required. Horses obviously do not sit down and answer the 20 minute questionnaire. However, by doing some basic ground work exercises with horse and handler, the horse’s preferences can be deciphered. Further lessons are then done to help horse and handler to better understand each other’s preferences and how to tailor your communication to each other to decrease misunderstandings.
If you’re interested in using Emergenetics to improve your communication with your horse, contact Ari at Ari@EquuSynced.com for next steps.