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As of 3/1/24

Unfortunately, we are currently not taking clients as our founder is pursuing a Master of Social Work degree. Our goal is to start seeing clients again in 2026 and even offer equine assisted psychotherapy. In the meantime, we may still be able to see groups and we will be offering clinics. Please contact us and stay patient as we grow. We are excited to continue our journey of healing and look forward to serving you in the future.



Trauma Informed Equine Assisted Learning

Our sessions at Healing on Manes are thoughtfully designed for a one-on-one experience, providing undivided attention from our practitioner, Heather, and our equine partner, Scotty. This personalized  approach ensures that each session is tailored to your specific needs, offering complete focus and support throughout the journey. Our programs are conveniently offered in 8-week sessions spanning the seasons of Spring, Summer, and Fall. It's a unique opportunity to foster growth and healing, with guidance every step of the way.

At Healing on Manes, we want to clarify that all our activities are currently conducted exclusively on the ground. We do not offer riding experiences; instead, our approach centers around the fundamental principles of equine groundwork. Groundwork is the cornerstone of establishing strong and trusting relationships with our equine partners. 

It's essential to note that while our programs focus on mental health goals, particularly in the areas of communication, relationship building, and emotional well-being, we do not provide psychotherapy. I am not a licensed mental health clinician. Our approach is rooted in trauma-informed care, with a specific emphasis on attachment, relationship development, and effective communication. Our primary objective is to support mental health in a holistic manner, working with the transformative power of our equine partners. We are fully committed to inclusivity and will make every effort to ensure that Healing on Manes is the right fit for each individual, while recognizing that, at times, other programs may better align with their specific needs and goals.

Making Healing Accessible

At Healing on Manes, we believe in the transformative power of Trauma-Informed Equine Assisted Learning for everyone, regardless of financial circumstances. Our commitment to accessibility is reflected in our approach to fees.

Negotiated Rate Fee Structure

Ensuring Inclusivity

Our standard program fee is $300, but we understand that each family's financial situation is unique. We want to ensure that no one is excluded from our programs due to financial constraints. That's why we've implemented a Negotiated Rate Fee Structure.

How It Works: Open and Transparent Conversations

We encourage families facing financial challenges to engage in open and transparent conversations with us. Through these discussions, we collaboratively determine a fee that aligns with your budget while allowing us to maintain the quality and sustainability of our programs.

Your Well-Being Matters

Your well-being and that of your child are our top priorities. We are dedicated to creating a supportive environment where families can comfortably discuss their needs. Our goal is to make Trauma-Informed Equine Assisted Learning accessible to as many families as possible.

Initiating the Conversation

If the standard program cost poses a challenge for your family, we invite you to reach out to our team. Contact us for a confidential discussion about our Negotiated Rate Fee Structure. We are here to work with you to ensure that financial considerations do not hinder access to the valuable experiences offered by Healing on Manes.



Children find a unique and nurturing environment at Healing on Manes, where the presence of rescue horses creates a supportive environment for growth and healing. Interacting with our gentle equine partners not only instills a sense of responsibility and empathy but also aids in building self-confidence and emotional resilience. Through tailored programs, children can experience the power of these majestic animals, helping them navigate life's challenges with newfound strength and compassion. Healing on Manes offers a space where young hearts find solace, inspiration, and a path towards brighter tomorrows.

We warmly welcome individuals aged 3 and up, regardless of their background or family circumstances. Whether a child is in a foster home, adoptive home, biological home, kinship care, or any other unique situation, our programs at Healing on Manes are open to all. We believe that the healing power of our equine partners is accessible to everyone, offering a safe and inclusive space for individuals from all walks of life to embark on a journey of growth and transformation.


At Healing on Manes, adults discover a sanctuary for personal growth and emotional well-being. Our unique programs, centered around the incredible therapeutic potential of rescue horses, offer a serene environment where individuals can heal, find solace, and rediscover themselves. Whether you're seeking stress relief, emotional support, or personal transformation, our equine-assisted learning sessions provide a path to self-discovery and empowerment. With the guidance of these gentle, intuitive creatures, adults can develop a deeper connection with themselves and others, fostering emotional resilience and a renewed sense of purpose. 

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Group Session

Upon request and on select occasions, Healing on Manes has the flexibility to accommodate group sessions tailored for team building, communication skills, and various other objectives. Our equine-assisted programs can be a dynamic and effective way for groups to foster collaboration, enhance communication, and explore valuable life skills in a unique and engaging setting. We are dedicated to customizing our offerings to meet the specific needs and goals of your group, creating a memorable and impactful experience for all involved.

Our group sessions can be particularly well-suited for a variety of settings, including residential treatment facilities, school groups, group homes, and more. Whether it's to support communication and relationship goals or enhance team dynamics, Healing on Manes is committed to tailoring our equine-assisted programs to meet the specific needs and objectives of these diverse environments. 


Resource Connection

At Healing on Manes, we've dedicated ourselves to creating a comprehensive resource binder to facilitate the organization of various resources that contribute to holistic well-being in our community. We are committed to providing assistance, specifically to those already enrolled in our programs, in locating ongoing mental health support. This resource document is continuously updated and available upon request, ensuring that individuals have access to the most relevant and valuable resources to support their journey toward whole-body wellness.

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