"Grab my hand.

 Walk with my horses.

Let's go beyond your 

recovery together,

 one hoof print at a time," 

~Coach Kathy

Meet Coach Kathy

The horse just might be the most powerful therapist I've ever met...

Horses have awakened in me a passion for life, and I want to share that passion with other women who are eager to go beyond the act of just being in recovery, but to truly want to LIVE.  You made your change in your life, now you want more, this is where ...my horses and I...come in.  Building your tool box of support and confidence, finding your truest part of your recovery. This is where the healing begins; body, mind and soul.

Trust the Horse ~ Trust the process.

I am loving life, living in recovery. Listening to my body, enjoying my walk, focusing on my light.  I am following my spiritual journey, taking a walk with God, being forever present to myself and to those around me. My addiction took me away from living an authentic life, from being completely present,  and I am now excited and honored to have found my way.  Walk with us as you find your way one day at a time, One Neigh at a Time.

Kathy is a certified Equine Gestalt Recovery Coaching who uses the power of equine therapy and the gestalt way of recovery to transform your life. She will coach you through the many faces of recovery such as addiction, trauma, PTSD, abuse, grief and relationships. 

The reins to your life are in your hands, are you ready for the ride?

Let's do this together

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One Neigh at a Time, LLC®

Alto, MI 49302 | USA


Meet My Horses



Miss Holly Dust

Holly loves her new job as my coaching partner in her mature years.  She has so much insight and knowledge to support you on your personal journey.



Iron Horse Carolina

 Carolina has strength and courage to share with each client, she has been through many obstacles in her life and has a beautiful way of holding space for you in your life.



SD Apache

Patchy might be small in appearance but his heart is big.  He will support and guide you as you open your heart to find the answers that allow you to start healing.



SD Summer Love

Summer is as sweet and kind as she is adorable.  She will hold space for you with grace and dignity as you learn to honor yourself on your journey of self discovery.

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Equine Gestalt Recovery Coaching

The Equine Gestalt Coaching Method is a PROVEN method to guide people to recovery from trauma or addiction.  This is an in person session in the barn with Coach Kathy and her equine co-partners utilizing the healing power of the horse and the gestalt way of recovery.


Gestalt Recovery Coaching

This  program allows more flexibility for those who cannot come to our "barn" and can be preformed from any device, from the comfort of your home. Similar to the previous program this is a coaching technique recommended to help people recover from trauma including addition, abuse, etc.  These sessions are with Coach Kathy and utilize the EGCMethod, however, does not incorporate the equine portion. 


Customized Treatment Program

If you or your loved one have experienced addiction or any kind of trauma we have a program that will work for you. Share your story with me and let's determine a treatment plan that will help you reach your goal

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Larger Groups


We also offer group sessions, retreats and workshops

Group Sessions


Many people find the group setting empowering and enlightening. In either setting, the EGCM coach will make sure you are treated with love, respect and that the coaching is provided in a safe and nurturing environment

Retreats & Workshops


We offer a variety of retreats and workshops please inquire by emailing Kathy at kathy@oneneighatatime.org

What is The EGCMethod®?

What is The EGCMethod®?

The EGCMethod® is different than any other type of equine coaching you may have experienced or seen. With EGCM the horse is an active partner in the coaching and healing process. Using their combined wisdom and intuition, the EGCM coach and their equine partner will guide you through your experience. Working together, they will help you isolate the unfinished business that is causing you pain or blocking your path to success and happiness. Then, through experiential interaction they will assist you in clearing the energy that has been holding you back or keeping you from your best self.

The Equine Gestalt Coaching Method® was 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 integrative approach of the equine’s interaction combined with positive coaching, somatic awareness guidance and Gestalt methodology, assists the client in examining their life and choices made with a focus on designing a positive future.

EGCM sessions can take many forms and are as unique as each individual who experiences the process. Some people prefer to have their EGCM session in private — just them, the horse and the EGCM coach.

Others experience EGCM in a group setting such as a retreat or workshop. Many people find the group setting empowering and enlightening. In either setting, the EGCM coach will make sure you are treated with love, respect and that the coaching is provided in a safe and nurturing environment.

Research Finds Equine Gestalt Coaching Method Efficacious

In this video, Melisa Pearce, founder of Touched by a Horse and the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method (EGCMethod®) discusses the findings of a 2017 Research Study on the efficacy. 

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If you are struggling and would like support and motivation join our private Facebook group for daily, hourly or by the minute support group of women who are in recovery.  Gestalt recovery will provide encouragement on your personal journey because no one's recovery is the same and we need to recover together.  Freedom to speak your truth without scaring your loved ones, getting support to be free of the craziness alcohol and drugs brought into our lives. Let’s be a blessing of kindness and support, giving love, hope, and encouragement along this healing process.  Celebrate our accomplishments, provide a cyber hug when needed for the times we struggle to stay sober.  If We change the words we say to ourselves, together we can change our lives. Recovery is more support, encouragement, fresh ideas with no judgment, no opinions, only positive affirmations. No Steps, but you will go on a discovery journey. 

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