Horses are much like us; they live in social communities, they require leadership, and they look out for their collective and individual welfare. But unlike us, they do not operate through a cultural influence and therefore respond with complete honesty. Since horses are a prey animal, they live in the present moment; honing in on sensitivity, alertness and survival skills. They are non-verbal experts and provide us with immediate, honest feedback to our behaviors, approach, energy and emotions; much like a mirror. "How we do one thing in life, is how we do most things." The feedback we receive from the horse creates a self awareness giving us opportunity to act in more successful and productive ways in all aspects of life. A horse has no perceived judgments or rejection. This allows us to grow in our personal, educational, and professional life with more effective communication.