Equine Facilitated Training (EFT)

What is equine facilitated corporate training?

We are helping executives and managers become the best version of themselves by learning to identify the various roles they play when managing their teams or companies, and correctly adapt their behavior according to the specific need of the situation.

The horses become the unbias mentors. They can teach humans leadership skills without applying over-dominating power and highlight the' strengths and the weaknesses in managing relationships within appropriate boundaries of companionship and dominance. 

What does it include?

Stage I::

1, Development of leadership skills through interaction with horses

2. Discovering your management style and improving underutilized aspects of it

3. Experiential learning of task management (boundary-setting and inspiration)

Stage II:

Deepening your experience by expanding your skills into all five roles of the herd. 

Is there more to that?

Yes. These skills are interchangeable with parenting skills and any relational skills. The learning you will gain during this training will help you to become a better parent or spouse, and a more balanced human being.

You are being chosen by a horse who wants to "teach" you something 

The horses (prey species) responding to the human (predator species) through the "energetic vibes" that they sense via electromagnetic field. 

What to expect?

The Stage I initial training includes:

(1) up to four hours of interaction with the horses at the farms in Sparta, NJ (up to 4 individuals);

(2) pre-training theoretical part of approximately 30-40 minutes 

(3) post-training debriefing of approximately 45-60 minutes.

Individual post-training consultations are available upon request (additional charge).

Stage II training will be tailored for your needs based on the initial training. 


You will be interacting with horses in a close proximity, completing a series of tasks in order to practice the various management roles and skills, while engaging in a “relationship” with a horse. 


The activities will be conducted outdoors; the interaction with horses does not include horseback riding during these exercises.

Leading the horse using only your inner power is a very satisficing exercise 

Why I am doing it?

We all had that manager who was micromanaging us (a little ,or a lot); or a manager who didn’t really know how to manage people, projects or deadlines; or the manager whose ideas were simply unreasonable (or couldn’t be implemented) and left their subordinates wondering about their own abilities and competencies. Quite often, good workers are promoted to a manager’s position, but do they really know what it means to manage? What it means to set appropriate boundaries, to inspire their employees and push them when needed? Do they know how to step into a nurturer role, providing the glue necessary for the team to succeed in a task that is overwhelming or challenging?

Linda Kohanov developed a method based on an ancient wisdom of the herd dynamics. She spent significant amount of time around horses and discovered that their balanced herd is similar to an organization that either supports their member to succeed in their common mission or destroys them (sometimes slowly).  Being the non-predatory CEO means to lead your “herd” to prosperity in a safe environment where every employee can thrive and become their best version of self.

I spent the first part of my career working for a large corporate organization, and eventually ended up in a position managing employees. Even though I was lucky enough to be provided with some management education and training, it wasn’t enough to actually do my job well. Years and a career change later, transitioning to a mental health professional with a successful private practice, I learned about Linda Kohavov's model through personal experience with Costa Rican horses and professional workshops. I began to implement my knowledge and skills with my current clients, which helped to develop the current model.  

For more information and to learn more about the program, please contact me at  917-363-6302.

During the trainings the horses are our teachers and they playing out the scenes from our lives that we need to see and adjust our responses to them.  

Contact Me

For any questions, please dont hesitate to reach me here:

Inna Danieli, LCSW, MBA

Englewood, NJ 07631




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