The Horse Connection, LLC offers Equine Gestalt Coaching, Relationship Coaching and Equine Trust-Based Partnership Education for those wanting to create more awareness, utilize the healing power of the horse to connect with self and seek personal directions or empowerment.


Equine Gestalt Coaching is a method developed by Melisa Pearce, a core founder since 1989 of the horse-human healing movement. The experiential nature of the method involves the horse as an active partner with the coach in the client’s exploratory process. The style and philosophy reflects the horse’s natural abilities of working with what comes up in the present moment with each client. The integrative approach of the equine’s interaction combined with positive coaching, somatic awareness guidance and Gestalt methodologies assist the client in examining their life with a focus on designing a positive future. The horses leave a lasting impression on the clients because they are capable of examining and moving energy in the client’s body so change can take place.

Equine Trust-Based Partnerships is based upon the premise that our communication with the horse is paramount in establishing a true connection. The methodology is a combination of integrating individual horse typologies, the horse and rider’s energies, the ‘language of Equus’, grading for success and natural horsemanship skills together to gain an equine trust-based partnership.

Relationship Coaching provides an alternative or supplement to marriage counseling by helping married and engaged couples, as well as divorced and single people, improve their lives by improving their relationships. If you feel misunderstood or lonely in your relationship, coaching may be your answer. Relationship coaching has helped mothers and daughters, as well as partners create better and stronger relationships whereby both felt heard and their connection grew deeper than a surface level.