Much is made of what it takes to be a good leader—but what makes a good follower?
Leaders don’t make themselves, right? A leader without followers is just “outstanding in their field.”
Horses are natural followers—but they’ll only follow a leader they deem to be trustworthy. They don’t care if you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or the janitor. They have no human filters of politeness or political correctness. Titles and accomplishments don’t intimidate them.
They ask questions like:
Are you trustworthy?
Do your intentions match your actions?
Is your highest priority the team—or yourself?
How clearly can you communicate to me what you want me to do?
Their feedback is honest and immediate. If you really want to know how you’re doing as a leader, ask a horse.
You’ll learn what your followers really think of your leadership skills. Time with a horse can teach you how you can have better relationships with everyone in your life.