HorsePower with Country Counseling

What Is HorsePower?
HorsePower is a unique relationship counseling program that enlists the power of horses to help humans learn relationship skills. Unlike traditional counseling, where you sit and talk with a mental health professional, in the HorsePower program individuals come to the farm and meet with one of our counselors for an initial evaluation, in which the main challenges are identified. After the initial appointment, clients are introduced to the horses, where the real work can begin. Sessions are highly interactive and fun. Each session lasts for, roughly, 60 minutes and time is allowed to discuss the experience and become clear about lessons learned. These sessions are particularly effective with children, especially those with special needs.

Extra safety precautions have been put in place to allow everyone to have a safe experience, particularly with regard to COVID-19.

To see if one might benefit from this program, contact us.

No prior skill with horses is required in order to benefit from this type of therapy.

You can move forward with a little HorsePower.

How Is This More Effective Than Talking?
Horses add a new element of surprise and feedback that can get through to people in a way that words often fail. Horses are very perceptive and sensitive. They have no pretense and are very honest in their communication. This kind of interaction is something to be experienced, more than just talked about.

HorsePower is particularly effective at dealing with ADHD, building confidence, dealing with a lack of assertiveness, enhancing creativity, and helping to understand the dynamics of interpersonal interaction.

How Much Does It Cost?
Cost per session can vary depending on your insurance coverage.  Full price per session is $250 for the initial evaluation and $175 for each subsequent appointment.  We have a sliding scale available for individuals without insurance, for low income clients.

How Do I Make An Appointment?
Call Country Counseling at 541-998-5660 to arrange for an appointment. Our friendly staff will answer any questions you might have and give you directions to the barn. You will be pleasantly surprised by how much fun you can have while you are growing and learning.

What you need to bring:

  • Sturdy shoes (no open toes or sandals)
  • Layers (clothing for both warm and cold conditions)
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves/hat