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Personal Transition (Equine Guided Coaching)


No need to go forward with your head down. Thrive vs. survive.

There are many leadership and team building courses available, but very few integrate all three domains of adult learning – language, emotions and the body.

“Stepping Through the Gate” offers selected experiential learning sessions involving horses, challenge events, somatic movement, and language where big breakthroughs in behavior can be achieved.

We help people forward toward their career / business objectives and personal dreams by moving through their confusion, fear and self-doubt.


Step boldly – both personally and professionally

Fear and self-doubt come up for most of us in challenging and difficult transition times.

Unknown to many of us is how important it is to have emotion, presence and a body for action to manifest our goals and dreams. Traditionally people have tried to move themselves forward through will power, positive thinking, knowledge, commitments and goals. While these processes work, in many important situations we are still blocked from taking action by our fear and self-doubt.


Why Horses?

Horses are large, powerful and sensitive animals that mirror our authenticity and commitments. Because they are a herd animal they want to connect and work together. Because they are a prey animal they are highly sensitive to other living creatures and hyper sensitive to potential danger. Horses mirror what human body language is telling them and their honesty and lack of agenda makes them especially effective messengers. They respond immediately to energy (both positive and negative) and in so doing provide you with instant feedback regarding your commitment, focus and leadership.

Different from humans, horses no agenda when they deliver their feedback. They are primarily mirroring back what our body language and energy tells them. Their sensitivity and lack of agenda makes them especially effective “guides” for people who are open to learn and grow.

What is learned in working with the horse is directly transferable to working with our fellow human beings. Through the combination of experiential learning and feedback from an equine guide and human coaches, participants become aware of their authentic self and develop a presence, body and ability to extend their energy for positive action.

Many participants report that their ability to move forward to achieve their goals and dreams is greatly enhanced by their experience with the horse. They’ve learned how to step through the gates (the barriers) that have held them back.


What is EGC? Why is Equine Guided Coaching (EGC) So Successful?

EGC (Equine Guided Coaching) has been very effective in coaching people in transition, leaders and sales personnel about the focus, presence and the energy extension they need to be successful.

EGC is an experiential coaching process that stays with you, much like your experience of learning to ride a bike, fly fish or play golf. You get better with practice, but once you have the successful experience in your body, you can access it when you need to. Different than many other coaching experiences, the experience you get working with the horse enables you to bring forth an honest awareness of your areas of confusion, anxieties and limiting beliefs impacting your ability to reach your goals.

Through the combination of exercises with the horses, and insight from a human coach, you will clarify your aspirations and get in touch with the hidden beliefs that are holding you back. By addressing these deeper issues in an experiential learning setting with the horse and a coach, you will experience how learning at the physical level in the body, combined with the creative power of language and emotions will help you move through transition more effectively and efficiently.

Many participants report that their ability to move forward to achieve their goals and dreams greatly enhanced by their experience with the horse. They’ve learned how to step through the gates (the barriers) that have held them back.


Some possible results on the other side of the gate for you:

  • Clarity about what you’re intending to create
  • Trust in yourself about how to take action to manifest your goals/dreams
  • A presence that enables you to be your best in the midst of change
  • A solid foundation that enables you to powerfully step into and through your transitions
  • A grounded sense of how you need to be to achieve what you want
  • Awareness of how important it is to surround yourself with a support team that will help you step through the gates
  • Knowledge of how to create a presence that attracts clients

No riding experience necessary. All learning experiences take place on the ground.


For more information to unlock your gates and step through them, please contact:
Larry Freeborg at 612-723-5395 to move your goals and dreams forward with Equine Guided Learning or email For more information on Personal Transition, visit Living the Good Life on Purpose.


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