Description

This activity gives participants a unique and fully interactive team building experience through working with horses.

Everything you need to know about Team Building with Horses activity

Horses are sensitive, powerful, socially and emotionally intelligent animals that communicate non-verbally through energy, body language and intent. When teams interact with horses the horses mirror the energy of the team dynamics. This gives them powerful insights into their strengths and weaknesses as a team and their ability to work together towards a common goal.

Team building with horses combines practical skills based activities, simulations, experiential learning and principles of effective team building to give teams a fun and innovative way of connecting with each other while exploring their potential as a team.

What happens during Team Building with Horses activity

The team starts with simulations in pairs where they get to practice effective communication techniques and skills that they will use with the horses.

The team then gets taken through a powerful self-check in process called a body scan which they will use as a tool before going in with the horses. The facilitator then demonstrates how to achieve the required goal with the horse. The team is then split into 2 or 3 smaller groups and individually they get to go in and work together to perform the pre-planned goal.

The team is facilitated and coached in each session and once they have completed the goal they will reflect on their ability to function as a team and work together towards a common goal. Each team will also reflect on their strengths and weaknesses as a team. Each team will have the opportunity to repeat the goal so they can integrate what they have learned improve on their first experience. The team will then get the opportunity to do a number of other goal based activities that will allow them to explore their potential as a team to face and overcome new challenges that the horses present. All activities with the horses are followed by a debrief to explore the learning and insights that were gained by team members.

For the team to successfully achieve the goals they have set with the horses they will have to; Collaborate, proactively communicate, work together towards a common goal, emotionally connect with each other, engage in creative problem solving and be willing to step out of their comfort zone to help each other.

For teams to successfully achieve the goals they have set with the horses they will have to do the following:

  • collaborate
  • proactively communicate
  • work together towards a common goal
  • emotionally connect with each other
  • engage in creative problem solving
  • and be willing to step out of their comfort zone to help each other.

Logistics

Time
Minimum: 1 day (7 hours) is recommended as a minimum to get the most benefit for your team
Maximum: 2 days (14 hours) is recommended to get a more in depth and powerful team building experience for your team.
All activities are run in Kulangoor on the Sunshine Coast.

Group Size
Minimum: 8 people
Maximum: 10 people
Team sizes are usually 2-5 people per team, depending on the activity.

The activity is suited to all ages but restrictions are applied if individuals have injuries or serious health conditions. Team building with horses involves a moderate amount of activity, mainly walking and minimal jogging.

Outcomes

  • Greatly enhanced communication between team members
  • Leadership skills that empower each team member to higher levels of fulfilment within their specified role within the company
  • Emotional bonding and kinship between team members
  • Enhanced Interpersonal relationship skills
  • A greater level of emotional intelligence and emotional agility
  • A deeper understanding of how to dissolve conflicts in the workplace which creates a more unified and powerful team
  • Increased productivity and fulfilment as individuals and as a team

Next Steps

If you are not sure what you are after, or short on time just contact us and we will assist you.

So don’t waste your valuable time searching through hundreds of online team building activities yourself, when we can do all the research and provide quotes for you? You will not pay any more to book your activity through Team Building Made Easy, our service to you is totally FREE.

Call us on 1300 764 818 or email the team at [email protected].

Activity Details
  • Outdoor

  • 7 hours

  • $$$

  • Daytime

Number of People
  • 0-20

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