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What is great teamwork?

What is great teamwork?

Seeing the people in your team

For me, great teamwork is seeing the other people on your team. I mean really seeing them. Every day. No matter how bad you are feeling some days, how frustrated you get because of a horse or two or three. There is no excuse to treat your team mates differently because of your emotional roller coaster. The roller coaster that makes you soar to the highest heights and plunge to the deepest depths. Because a life with horses will always bring you up and down. And the more you invest in them, the deeper they will bring you down if you let them.

Few people in the world are as passionate as us horse people. We are a different breed from normal people. A breed with drive and passion. So much passion that we seldom can leave the horses out of our mind during dinner, breakfast, lunch, Sundays, grocery-shopping, cooking, running… You get the point, basically all the time. Therefore, we horse people need some training to switch our mind to something else. It is healthy to talk about something else than horses around the dinner table after 13 hours in the stable. It is healthy to talk to people outside the horse world for a change. It is healthy to know what is going on in the normal world outside the bubble in the stable. And it is healthy to switch your focus from the bad day you had with stupid horses and broken fences. Switch your focus by asking your team mates how their day was. Switch your focus by seeing the people around you, it will make them feel appreciated. Seeing the people around you will make them want to be there for you because hopefully the people around you are great people.

Communication without words

 

Great teamwork is communication without words. It is seeing what the people around you need without asking them. It is showing appreciation for the people around you by helping them before they ask for it. It is doing something you know they need to do because you have spare time. Being in a great team can make us feel like we are reading each other’s minds.

 

Watching a great teamwork can be fascinating. A groom and rider who knows the routines in full concentration at the warmup for a show. They communicate almost completely without words. It can seem like a bubble where there exists nothing else than the horse, the groom, and the rider. Does the rider want the jump higher now? How many holes? Is the rider done jumping or will he jump more? Will the rider want the blanket now? The jacket? Is the rider ready to walk the course? Shall the groom hold the horse? No questions are needed for a groom and a rider in a great team to communicate. They know the routines and they pay attention to each other. Eye contact, a nod, a finger or a smile, will explain what they want to communicate.

 

 

Not only at shows with full concentration can rider and groom communicate without words. A groom or a rider who is watching, listening, learning, and changing is communicating a message. They are expressing that the teamwork matters to them. That they want it to continue, to last and to be the best it can be. I once had a groom who tacked up a horse for me. I said thank you and adjusted the tack one specific place. The groom had watched me doing the adjustments and the next time she tacked up that horse, the tack was different. Without words, she had watched, learned, and changed. Because to her, our great teamwork mattered.

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching: C.S. Lewis

Great teamwork is doing the right thing and the best thing even when you know no one is watching. Because we horse people should do the job for the horses, for our team and for ourselves. We should take pride in doing a job that gives results only we can see. Because most of the greatest work done is behind the scenes.

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With Mosson Stable, all the people connected to the app can leave each other messages, see changes in plans and see the records for each horse. Every person in the stable will feel more involved with a tool that gives them a full overview of your plans and schedule. You no longer need to repeat the horses’ routines to new people in the stable. Every person in the stable will be able to take responsible choices when they know what is normal for each horse. Register all normal information for each horse like temperature, pulse and any other special remarks. Be a better leader – download Mosson Stable today.

 

Seeing the people in your team

For me, great teamwork is seeing the other people on your team. I mean really seeing them. Every day. No matter how bad you are feeling some days, how frustrated you get because of a horse or two or three. There is no excuse to treat your team mates differently because of your emotional roller coaster. The roller coaster that makes you soar to the highest heights and plunge to the deepest depths. Because a life with horses will always bring you up and down. And the more you invest in them, the deeper they will bring you down if you let them.

Few people in the world are as passionate as us horse people. We are a different breed from normal people. A breed with drive and passion. So much passion that we seldom can leave the horses out of our mind during dinner, breakfast, lunch, Sundays, grocery-shopping, cooking, running… You get the point, basically all the time. Therefore, we horse people need some training to switch our mind to something else. It is healthy to talk about something else than horses around the dinner table after 13 hours in the stable. It is healthy to talk to people outside the horse world for a change. It is healthy to know what is going on in the normal world outside the bubble in the stable. And it is healthy to switch your focus from the bad day you had with stupid horses and broken fences. Switch your focus by asking your team mates how their day was. Switch your focus by seeing the people around you, it will make them feel appreciated. Seeing the people around you will make them want to be there for you because hopefully the people around you are great people.

Communication without words

 

Great teamwork is communication without words. It is seeing what the people around you need without asking them. It is showing appreciation for the people around you by helping them before they ask for it. It is doing something you know they need to do because you have spare time. Being in a great team can make us feel like we are reading each other’s minds.

 

Watching a great teamwork can be fascinating. A groom and rider who knows the routines in full concentration at the warmup for a show. They communicate almost completely without words. It can seem like a bubble where there exists nothing else than the horse, the groom, and the rider. Does the rider want the jump higher now? How many holes? Is the rider done jumping or will he jump more? Will the rider want the blanket now? The jacket? Is the rider ready to walk the course? Shall the groom hold the horse? No questions are needed for a groom and a rider in a great team to communicate. They know the routines and they pay attention to each other. Eye contact, a nod, a finger or a smile, will explain what they want to communicate.

 

 

Not only at shows with full concentration can rider and groom communicate without words. A groom or a rider who is watching, listening, learning, and changing is communicating a message. They are expressing that the teamwork matters to them. That they want it to continue, to last and to be the best it can be. I once had a groom who tacked up a horse for me. I said thank you and adjusted the tack one specific place. The groom had watched me doing the adjustments and the next time she tacked up that horse, the tack was different. Without words, she had watched, learned, and changed. Because to her, our great teamwork mattered.

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching: C.S. Lewis

Great teamwork is doing the right thing and the best thing even when you know no one is watching. Because we horse people should do the job for the horses, for our team and for ourselves. We should take pride in doing a job that gives results only we can see. Because most of the greatest work done is behind the scenes.

With Mosson Stable, all the people connected to the app can leave each other messages, see changes in plans and see the records for each horse. Every person in the stable will feel more involved with a tool that gives them a full overview of your plans and schedule. You no longer need to repeat the horses’ routines to new people in the stable. Every person in the stable will be able to take responsible choices when they know what is normal for each horse. Register all normal information for each horse like temperature, pulse and any other special remarks. Be a better leader – download Mosson Stable today.

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Sophie knows the equestrian industry as her back pocket having worked 7 years in professional sales stables around Europe. She is specialized in educating young horses and has conducted a degree in marketing and communication.

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