An article describes the program:
“The horse is a very present being, very real, living always in the here and now,” Gerhard Krebs explains on HorseDream International’s website. “That makes people, working with horses in Horse Assisted Seminars, learn about 100 percent presence, responsibility, self confidence, awareness and all that is necessary to develop leadership skills.”
“If I am not focused on the horse 100 percent, it will turn around and leave,” Risse says. “Horses by nature have several characteristics that form a perfect leadership skill-training platform, mainly because they ‘force’ us to challenge our default behavior and focus instead on strategies for true understanding, authentic action and mutual respect.”
The workshops, which usually last an entire day, consist of simple exercises with the horses, either in groups or individually. The participants, for example, are asked to get the animal’s attention and then lead it from one point to another, ideally without a rope.
“It’s all about the right communication and gaining the horse’s trust and respect.”
The HorseDream World Tour based in Germany will be working with Gerhard Krebs and his team to gain the same benefits and realizations. It is incredible what people have accomplished through working with these skilled and trained horses.