A herd of horses is an example of excellence in teamwork. Although the lead mare may be the primary decision maker for the herd, she relies on the other members of the herd for the vital information that goes into making that decision. Even the lowest horse in the herd hierarchy has an important role to play in the survival of the herd. Where the horse herd mirrors the human team is when we recognize the value that each member contributes to the success of the team. Who is the “lead mare” on your team? Who is the best communicator? What team dynamics are working for you and which ones might be hindering your success? Working with horses, you’ll gain insight into issues such as these, be able to practice alternative solutions and determine the best course of action in the future.