Equine Assisted Team Wellbeing uses the institutionally recognised base model of Equine Assisted Therapy but as an exciting and immersive opportunity for your team to interact with horses and explore more about themselves, build on relationships and harness skills they may not ever knew they had!
Approaching a horse allows a team member to reflect on how they approach their relationships and how they face obstacles in their lives.
This is not just a team building day! This is a transformative journey of self discovery, exploring new ways of simply being; connecting on a deeper level and developing skills that can be applied to all facets of professional life.
Throughout the day you will be interacting with our resident horses. Horses as herd animals live in complex social environments and are in constant communication with each other. This maps out the perfect setting for ground work and team building exercises.
The aim for the individual is to gain the horse’s trust. By observing and working with their intuitive intelligence, they can connect with their own, ultimately resulting in assisting with building confidence and social skills in the participant.
For more information about why horses are used for these practices, go to our 'Why Horses' section to learn more.
Equine experiences have proven to provide a unique platform for character building and for individuals to develop on a wide range of qualities such as:
‘Perhaps one of the most commendable aspects of equine assisted learning for team building is its capacity to explore new skills in a meaningful, fun and inclusive way. It transcends job position, gender, age, or physical abilities, accommodating everyone within the team. This inclusivity fosters a sense of unity and equality, further solidifying the team’s cohesion’, Maxime Willems, Head facilitator.
We can accommodate 6 - 15 participants and have plenty of add-on activities available to choose from
+ 1 HOUR MORNING YOGA OR MEDITATION
+ CABANA HIRE FOR TEAM MEETINGS
+ TRANSPORT TO & FROM THE RANCH
+ STAY AT THE RAMADA OR BALLINA BEACH NATURE RESORT
+ 30 MINUTE BEACH WALK WITH THE HORSES & GROUP PHOTO
Prior to booking please fill out a brief form and one of our staff will get in contact to discuss your day! We look forward to hosting your next Team Wellbeing excursion at Sugar Beach Ranch!
I would highly recommend this day for a team building exercise. It is well run, informative, fun and beneficial for professional and personal growth. Our team will be forever better and more connected due to this experience. Thank you so much!
No horse experience is required - we understand that for some, horses present a sense of angst and fear and where this is certainly rational it has been known that these feelings can subside within minutes. Should anyone not wish to participate with the horses they can simply withdraw whenever they choose and our experienced facilitators will guide them through the next steps.
There is also no riding involved in these programs - equine experiences are performed using ground work methods only and offer a safe environment for everyone to take part in.