Teaching relationship and leadership skills through a horse

Published: Jul. 25, 2017 at 8:42 PM MDT
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When you think of relationship and leadership training, the first thing you think of likely does not involve a horse.

A horse was put to use to do just that Monday evening. Dr. Lew Sterrett, also known as "The Horse Whisperer" trains a horse to ride that has never even been saddled. He does it through establishing core relationship and leadership values, such as trust.

Dr. Lew Sterrett says, "The reason we're here for tonight is to illustrate relationship and leadership principles through the training of a horse. This horse has never been ridden before, so our goal is to teach the foundational issues that are healthy on every relationship, basically truth and trust. How does the horse learn those, and how can we be empowered to reach the hearts of the people we care about."

Dr. Sterrett has over 30 years of experience as a professional horse trainer, and combines his knowledge as a certified youth and family counselor and a liscensed pastor to help others.