Horses as Courses

Saddle up: This latest corporate-training iteration posits that running cattle can help you run a business

Writer Thomas McGuane once called theĀ alliance between horse and human "a burst of poetry." But the only thing bursting was two blisters on the inside of my left knee when our wrangler asked my partner and me to each hold an end of a belt and walk our horses side by side through a maze in the shimmering aspens high in the Rockies above Steamboat Springs, Colo. Right off, I knew this was a make-or-break moment in what experts refer to as an "experiential" course in corporate training--this one a dusty, five-day regimen crafted by Conversant, a management-training firm based in...

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