Getting Up In The Saddle

To Lead, Managers May First Have To HALT

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Posted: January 12, 2013

Barbara Robbins leads groups through Horse Assisted Leadership Training on her Linville farm, Rocky Hill Stables. As herd animals, she says, horses have natural instincts about leadership and can also mirror human emotion, making equine therapy an effective team building tool. (Photo by Aimee George)
Barbara Robbins leads groups through Horse Assisted Leadership Training on her Linville farm, Rocky Hill Stables. As herd animals, she says, horses have natural instincts about leadership and can also mirror human emotion, making equine therapy an effective team building tool. (Photo by Aimee George)
By participating in equine learning, team members’ individual strengths will shine, according to Barbara Robbins, owner of Rocky Hill Stables in Linville. (Photo by Aimee George)

On a crisp January morning, Barbara Robbins makes the daily rounds at her Linville farm — scooping food to the cats, dogs and horses that nicker and shift in the cold.

“There are aspects...



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