Horses Are Listening to Us – Are We?


Observing what horses are telling us through their actions can reveal how well we listen to ourselves – mind, body, and spirit. Working with horses and using Appreciative Inquiry principles can help people appreciate their holistic voices. Horses help us become more congruent communicators, strengthening our ability to listen to our appreciative voice, a key component of personal and professional success.


Author: Janis Cooper

Janis Cooper is a certified AI practitioner based in Vermont. She also holds two equine-facilitated learning certifications and is also a professional Certified Life Coach. With twenty years of global leadership in Fortune 500 high-tech companies, she brings a unique blend of organizational experience together with a somatic practice that partners people with horses towards positive change. Contact

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Author: William Hancy

William Hancy is the operations director for the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry, in the Stiller School of Business at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont and a certified practitioner in AI and equine experiential education, the Strengthscope. William is experienced as a higher education instructor, business owner, organization development consultant, and is retired from the United States Air Force. Contact

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