Sustainable Development - Team Building


Explore innovative co-creative ways of building teams in times of change...


Working experientially and experimentally with horses, framed around leaders and mangers wanting to build teams in ways that are sustainable and co-creative.
We provide professional facilitation and business coaching with the powerful addition of other-than-human inspiration, fresh air and nature connection to help reveal the best way of facing challenges, moving forward, staying resilient and even flourish in a world which is often now described as volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.
Learning, adapting and evolving as leaders and managers of teams  – working experientially with horses can allow you the opportunity to embody the experience of inner knowing, presencing, social innovation and leading from a place of power with - rather than power over, in order to become aware individually and collectively of what it is we need to develop both inwardly and outwardly to become future fit leaders.

Working with the horses we explore innovative methods and modes of organisational learning, leadership development and co-creative team building, for example: living systems - complexity and systems thinking, theory U presencing and emotional intelligence.

Booking Options:


  • One day workshops and one to three day programmes or three to six half days, for groups.

All our workshops and programmes are bespoke, we can design the right workshop or programme to suit your needs and your budget.




All our workshops and programmes are bespoke, we can design the right workshop or programme to suit your needs and your budget.


Special introductory prices in 2019:

One day workshop for 6-8 people - £150.00 per person

Three day programme (or 6 half days) for 6-8 people - £450.00 per person for all 3 days.


Location for workshops and groups:

We can run these courses at our farm on Dartmoor or if it suits you better from indoor facilites closure to Exeter or Plymouth.

One-to-one coaching sessions lasting one and a half hours:
Financed by an organisation employing more than 50 emloyees £115 per session

Financed by an organisation employing between 5-50 employees £95.00

Financed by an organisation emplying less than 5 employess £75.00

* Self financed: £60.00


* Special Offer

From now until autumn 2019 we are also offering a free introductory taster session on all individually financed coaching, social enterprises or charities.


Please note: We are a Social Enterprise which means all profits we make running our leadership and team building workshops and business coaching one-to-one or group sessions will get reinvested into Awareness with Horses CIC to enable us to offer affordable, subsidised learn & therapy one-to-one and group sessions to disadvantaged people who can’t afford to pay what it really costs to deliver. So if you come and work with us, not only are you making an investment in your organisation, you are also helping finance our young people programmes for disadvantaged people.


For more information contact Sue Blagburn

Phone 07831 865259





Giles Hutchins is a speaker, author, strategist and coach.
He is the author of Future Fit, The Illusion of Separation and The Nature of Business


See more on his blog here "Natural, courageous leadership - learning with horses"

From Ego Leadership to Eco-Leadership

What you can expect to gain?


• Insights into how to move your business or organisation forward in times of change.

• Practice and embody presence and authenticity, know when you have it from the accurate non-judgemental feed back the horses give.
• Experience being in a place of power with, rather than power over, or no power at all, in the different roles and and situations you find yourselves in.
• By bringing your ideas, strategies and challenges out of the boardroom and into "the field" and working with horses in systemic field work the intent will be that you will
leave with a clearer vision of how to move forward.


Building Teams

What you can expect to gain?
• Develop a stronger sense of team identity

• Discover how to operate from a place of co-creative teamwork

• Explore goals and values

• Practice moving forward as a team in times of uncertainty

• See with new eyes the contribution each individual makes to the team


An emergent space to adventure with the horses as our guides.


Horses?  This is about learning experientially with horses on the ground, engaging with them without force or dominance, whilst being supported in a non-judgemental space by experienced facilitators and coaches. Horses by their natural biological make-up will be asking us to stay in the present moment, and enter into our intuitive, embodied ways of knowing. The horses become our guides, reflecting back to us accurate non-judgemental feedback on our ideas, plans and the obstacles we need to get over, both personally and as an organisation.


What happens in a Sustainable Development or Team Building workshop?
The team is invited to bring their compelling questions concerning their business plans out of the boardroom and into nature. Where the leaders, managers and members of the team are then facilitated and coached, actively exploring questions relating to changes within the organisation and how to move forward in a creative inquiry and investigation.
We start with participants embodied experiences, inviting them with the help of the horses to trust different ways of knowing, beyond the rational. We encourage individuals to develop their capability as reflective practitioners while learning to trust the creative flow of the field/context.

During the workshop the horses become our insightful guides through a personal and professional development journey, providing a foundational space and grounded experience to cultivate courageous team players beyond ego-imposed limitations in these times of changes and uncertainty.


In addition learning how horses interact with each other as a living system in a herd can provide insights into improving relationships within teams, including how to motivate, handle conflict, differences of opinion, and move forward with the intent of the whole organisation knowing where they are going.


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