FOLLOW THE QUEST . . .
A Symbol of Beauty and Freedom
The horse, nature's grand ambassador, has served us for millennia. They graciously agreed to be ridden, to pull a plow, and to carry us into battle. And now, in an era where we no longer rely on them for transportation and hard labor, they are fulfilling new roles as coaches, teachers and healers.
Spirited Quest offers Equine Experiential Learning and Leadership Training, based on the idea that horses, as prey animals, are uniquely skilled at seeing the big picture, detecting threat and collaborating brilliantly in order to survive. With the intuition, keen perception and ability to use emotion as information, the horse is a specialist in social-emotional intelligence and non-verbal communication.
Studies show that nearly 93% of human communication is non-verbal, consisting of tone and body language. And yet we rely almost solely on verbal language for expression. Equine Experiential Learning allows us to increase our nonverbal awareness, helping us better understand ourselves, each other and our world.
Our Equine Experiential Learning workshops and private sessions, feature non-riding activities in a combined classroom/outdoor environment at various locations in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. We offer customized workshops utilizing the EponaQuest approach™ in Leadership, Counseling & Personal growth and Education. Contact us to tailor a program that best meets your specific needs.
". . . horses see things differently than people – literally. Equine eyes are the largest of any land mammal, and they are set on the sides of the head, affording almost 350 degrees of vision. Whereas “hard” eyes of natural predators, such as dogs . . . or humans - focus binocularly on their target (“eyes on the prize”), “soft eyes” are typical of prey animals that need to be alert to their larger environment. . . they offer a more big-picture view. “– Marie Myung-Ok Lee from “Want to Be a Better Worker? Please Consult This Horse”, The Atlantic, September 2011.