Mission

We have a simple, but robust mission: to provide quality mental health therapy and personal growth in partnership with the healing power and life lesson of our horses. We do that by focusing on our clients and our horses. We want to make a difference in the lives of our clients!

Programs

We're continually working hard to improve the programs we offer. If you're interested to see what we've been doing recently (especially if you want to help), check out our different specialty programs.

Founder and President

Who we are:

Michelle Holling-Brooks

sometimes the best way to heal the human soul is with the partnership of a horse

Blog

Join our founder as she shares her journey and the path she has taken to this point in her life. She shares the struggles of learning how to step into her own personal power and the skills she uses to embrace her life's purpose.

Michelle's Blog

Welcome to “Healing and Horses” blog site! 


Horses have helped me overcome some of life’s toughest obstacles my entire life.  This site is dedicated to sharing the healing journey horses can bring to us all.

What will you find in this blog?

  • collection of stories that share my journey
  • life’s lessons taught by a horse
  • moments in time that the horses have shown me
  • and thoughts showing how sometimes the best way to heal the human soul is through a partnership with a horse


My life’s purpose is to support others to find their true authentic self through the healing partnership of horses.  Ever day I have the blessing of living my purpose through the work I do with Unbridled Change.  I invite you to sit back and enjoy the stories I have accumulated from being in the field of equine assisted therapies over the past 17 years.  My goal is to highlight the power of connection. The horse is a powerful supportive therapist when given the space, voice, and trust to guide you


Read through our posts and feel first hand the power of connection to a horse can bring!

I have been in the field of Equine Assisted Therapies as a certified professional since 2000, and a lifelong equestrian from a young age. After a life threating illness in my early teens, I was left forever changed. The trauma to my brain ripped me of control of my body, wiped my sense of self, and left me retreating from life. I didn’t trust humans, but I would trust a horse. Horses gave me a safe place to discover all the pieces of self – body, mind, and spirit–I had lost. Through their support I was willing to embark on the journey of self-healing and transformation.

Since then, I have dedicated my life to creating supportive environments for all beings to find their path to connect to their true self – humans and horses.  I hold certifications and have trained in a number of organizations in the field including EAGALA, PATH, and Natural Lifemanship. One of my values is continuely learning and deepening my own growth so I can have more tools in the toolbox to serve my clients; this included certifications in Mindfulness and Life Coaching, I'm a Reiki Master, and many completed other trainings in trauma, PST, and attachment work.  In 2008, I founded Unbridled Change, a non-profit organization with the mission to provide full time out-patient Mental Health sessions utilizing Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Growth.