The field is one big office. Horses are herd animals and evolution has seen them develop an instinct to foster good working relationships either to get things done or to get ahead. Horses figure out how to get the better tasting grass, or be the first to taste the fresh water.
Whether it’s with horses or humans, we need to actively and consciously engage in office, or herd, politics if we’re to avoid being isolated.
Horses help you to explore two common approaches to office politics – one that exposes the irresistibly likeable "colleague” who doesn't appear to have a manipulative bone in their bodies - they always seem to get people to gladly cooperate on projects. The other reveals how the games of office politics leave you with an uncomfortable and insincere feeling.
The power involved in engaging with horses is so subtle when you know how it works, it will help you to gain great insights in to Power-Play at work. Take this opportunity, in the safety of a non-confrontational environment, to eliminate any mis-perceptions and to re-evaluate your own motivations and tactics.