Horse Power with Country Counseling

What Is Horse Power?
Horse Power 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 Horse Power program couples (families, couples, or co-workers) come to the farm and meet with Dr. Hughey for an interview in which the main relationship challenges are identified. After the interview, the horses are introduced and ground games are played that can reveal to the clients the subtle thoughts and behaviors they may be engaging in that are keeping them from having the healthy, happy relationships they really long for. Sessions are highly interactive and fun. Each session lasts for 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.

Two four legged counselors have recently joined our staff and they are helping ordinary people like you and me learn how to get along better in our own herd at the office or in the family. Dr. Hughey, along with her human and horse helpers are demonstrating new and different ways of communicating and solving conflicts – using a little horse sense.

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 Horse Power.

How Is This More Effective Than Talking?
In talk therapy, people often go over disagreements the same way they have many times over. 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.

Horse Power 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?
The cost per session is $175.00. Dr. Hughey is a licensed psychologist and services may be eligible for health insurance reimbursement.

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