One Heart Stables

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Visits to the big red barn in the center of campus give hurting individuals an interactive experience with a horse they have specifically chosen. Equine therapy builds a bond between a child and a horse with the support of a licensed clinician. God uses their time together for amazing life change.

Heart winner

Instead of winning ribbons, Carbon now wins over the hearts of any person that he interacts with.

Barn princess

Each horse at One Heart Stables brings a unique personality to their role in equine therapy as they serve the children in our residential program as well as adults and children in the general public through Encompass Christian Counseling.

He’d been there all along (Story 40 of 50)

He’d been there all along (Story 40 of 50)

I entered foster care at age four. By the time I was 15, I already had 13 homes including a failed adoption under my belt. Bouncing from home to home, I was subjected to physical and sexual abuse by several abusers. When I was 15, I finally found the courage to tell someone, and doing so unleashed a massive amount of fear and trauma that I’d been holding in for years.

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A loyal friend

A loyal friend

One Heart Stables is home to a select group of horses that offer clients struggling with depression, low self-esteem or anxiety the opportunity to engage in authentic connection.

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Small and mighty

Small and mighty

Caramel is the smallest therapy horse in the barn. He is often described as “small but mighty” because he is brave, energetic, and enjoys going for long trail rides.

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Sensitive therapist

Sensitive therapist

We’ve come to believe that people will pick the horse they truly need, and in turn our clients are able to engage in an honest, non-judgmental relationship with their horse.

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The gentle giant

The gentle giant

Adam is known as the “gentle giant” of the barn. While many are intimidated by his large size, he can quickly gain one’s trust and confidence with his calm and pleasant nature.

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