Not Horsing Around

Growing up near ranches in Texas, Joe Esparza has spent most of his life around horses. But it wasn't until after a career as a corporate trainer that he realized he could use horses in his profession.

In 2001, Esparza established Leadership Outfitters on a 320-acre ranch in Bozeman, Mont., where horses are used to coach executives on how to relate and communicate. “We focus on building emotional intelligence,” he says. One exercise places an executive in a pen with a horse where he h

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