"In their eyes we are more than physical form. We are intention, emotion, energy and spirit. They see who we are. They gaze into our very soul." unknown
We belief our animals are sentient beings - not a beast of burden. They have their own thoughts, desires, and feelings. They have a soul and just like the people that have joined our team they have accepted the calling to help others heal.
"Sometimes the best way to heal the human soul is through building a partnership and relationship with a horse first"
Founder and President, Michelle Holling-Brooks
We are honored to have amazing people that are dedicated to helping us complete our mission!
Michelle's Blog “Healing and Horses”
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.
In September of 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. Click here for a video to learn more about our program!
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 been dedicated 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 to always be 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 studies/training in Trauma, PST, and attachment work. Founding Unbridled Change allows me a chance to serve my life’s purpose of supporting others in finding their true authentic self!