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que_hacemos_1Experiential Learning?

It´s learning that is based on students being directly involved in a learning experience rather than their being recipients of already made content in the form of lectures. This kind of experiential learning is probably what Benjamin Franklin had in mind in the eighteenth century when he wrote, "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I will learn."

The notion of experiential learning was explored further in thetwentieth century by educational psychologists such as John Dewey, Carl Rogers, and David Kolb. Kolbasserted that "Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience."

What is C'Ubuntu

It is an organization formed to develop equine experiential learning programs in leadership, personal development and equestrian skills.

In the XXI century we are still using power tools that were used in the Stone Age; based on blaming and shaming, dominance, turning victims into guilty, in the projection, objectification and transfer.

C'Ubuntu and Eponaquest  proposes to change these for the Twelve Herd Powers used in the construction of a community that works together for the good of all.

Our Vision

The Essense:

 "We're in this together."

Reflects we empathize with African philosophy Ubuntu, and want to live in a real community, where each of us is part of a whole.

It communicates our confidence that the horse is a master of life, which can lead us to transformation.

It inspires people to search the success of the group over the individual.

Our Mission

We develop workshops in which people can learn about leadership, assertiveness, personal autonomy, relationships, teamwork, intuition and emotional skills.

We humans experience and develop authenticity and collaboration; expanding the awareness and potential of both human and animal.

We value congruence over conformity, authenticity over perfection, adaptability and curiosity over methodology.

We trust the wisdom of the horse teaches us how to harness our inner power to connect with our mind, soul and spirit.


Why Horses?

que_hacemos_2Horses are extremely sensitive animals, for in the wild they are the prey of their carnivore neighbors, and this sensitivity to their surroundings is what helps them survive.  This is a trait that can be very valuable to us also.  History also shows horses are experts in helping people become great leaders by developing their power, focus, equilibrium in motion and the development of emotional and social intelligence abilities.  Ulrike Dietmann, a talented writer, says, "Animals reflect our internal state.  Their behavior follows an invisible energy.  This fact surprises me over and over again.  They make the invisible visible."

Horses are very strong and intensely conscious.  They do not prey on others.  They are social beings who can serve as guides in our path to discover a more

balanced power.  At the same time, if we are receptive human beings, they teach us to cultivate the "liberty through relationships" as we learn how to listen to their silent wisdom and we put it into practice within the mutual support communities, where individual and group needs are taken into account.

During the workshops, the work done directly with the horses becomes the means and a shortcut for the development of the combination of imagination, resistance, courage, compassion and power.  Acquiring these traits will allow you to follow your dreams, communicate your vision and motivate others to show a world where all talents are valued and where each ones vulnerable points are not only understood, but transformed into strengths!

Those who are willing to take compassion, vision and a non predatory power into the world of business, politics and the social context, will also learn abilities that will unite people for a common cause.  True visionaries don't only see what was hidden or ignored by culture in general, but they help others see and use it too.  Communicating what is unspeakable becomes an essential part of the work of innovative people, and is also useful in the management of the frustration experienced when we are not being understood or due to the constant battle to create more clarity.