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Heart winner

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. Each of their distinctive personalities contributes to their role as “equine therapists” as they serve the children in our residential program as well as adults and children in the general public through Encompass Christian Counseling. 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.

Name: Carbon Breed: Quarter horse gelding

Carbon the horse at One Heart Stables

Carbon is one of the most gentle horses in the barn, but don’t let his easy-going demeanor fool you! Carbon was once a fierce competitor in the show ring and he has won his owner many blue ribbons in his competitive days.

Now Carbon thrives on the love and attention of the children and adults that visit One Heart Stables. Instead of winning ribbons, Carbon now wins over the hearts of any person that he interacts with. Carbon is leased to One Heart Stables by his current owner, who knew that his kind demeanor and big heart could help heal the hearts that walk through our barn doors.

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) uses interactions with a horse to facilitate individual growth and relational healing. Board-certified therapists use experiences with a horse and personal reflection to achieve the participant’s therapy goals. Individual, family and group sessions are offered and can include riding or working with a horse on the ground. Our team looks forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your goals. Most insurances are accepted. Learn more and inquire today.


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