Having grown up and trained with horses all her life, in 2003 Amanda began working with them in a different fashion - to begin her healing process from depression, anxiety and PTSD.

 

Encouraged by personal results, Amanda enhanced her proficiency with formal training and certification in EAGALA, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and several other stress and trauma coaching modalities.

 

From her training and personal experience, she has developed her own method called Equine Integrated Wellness™. Today she practices and teaches this coaching method, helping over 300 veterans and family members combined to develop the current H.O.O.V.E.S. curriculum

Military Bio 

Amanda's Story

Amanda's Story

Kelley Slagle, MSW - Facilitator

Kelley facilitates both Traditional and Equine Assisted Life Coaching sessions that help clients uncover their own “missing link”. Clients who work with Kelley shatter their perceived limitations and are launched into a strength-based mindset, ultimately achieving the awareness, self-creation and resiliency they have been seeking. Kelley’s coaching model teaches clients “how to fish”, empowering them with a set of tools they can personally use to take full control of their own life experience. 

CREDENTIALS: 

Masters of Social Work, University of Missouri-Kansas City 2002

Martha Beck Institute & Koelle Institute

Trained in Somatic Experiencing - Level 1

    Amanda Held, Founder and Facilitator

Having grown up and trained with horses all her life, in 2003 Amanda began working with them in a different fashion - to begin her healing process from depression, anxiety and PTSD.

 

Encouraged by personal results, Amanda enhanced her proficiency with formal training and certification in EAGALA, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and several other stress and trauma coaching modalities.

 

From her training and personal experience, she has developed her own method called EWIM™ (Equine Wisdom Integration Method. Today she practices and teaches this coaching method, helping over 300 veterans and family members combined to develop the current H.O.O.V.E.S. curriculum

Military Bio 

Civilian Bio 

Equine Partners

Orion

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Cash

Cash is a 6 year old Mustang. This beautiful guy has been with the program since 2012. Cash was 1 of 56 wild horses that were rounded up by the Paiaute Indian tribe for slaughter prior to his rescue. He is often helpful for individuals who experienced issues during their childhood.

Cobra "Cobie"

Cobra is a 9 year old Mustang and has been with the program since 2011. Cobra is from a Sulfur Springs Herd in Colorado. He was rescued in 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio through a Bureau of Land Management adoption. Cobra specializes in helping people with anxiety.

Eleanor "Ellie"

Discover our surprise H.O.O.V.E.S member, Ellie! Ellie is a 7 year old Mustang and has been with the program since 2012. Ellie came to us as a surprise because we were unaware that her parents, Shelby and Cobra, had fallen in love. She has been a wonderful edition to the group. Ellie is our greeter and program mascot.

Elise

Elise is a 13 year old Saddlebred/Quarter horse. She has been with the H.O.O.V.E.S program since 2009 when she was donated due to a severe leg injury. If it weren’t for joining H.O.O.V.E.S, Elise was going to be euthanized. Elise is special to the program because she specializes in helping people with self-reflection.

Killian

Killian is a 18 year old Clydesdale and has been with the program since 2009. Killian was donated to us when her owner could no longer care for her. We were very grateful to welcome her to our team! Killian specializes in helping people with grief.

Sebastian

Sebastian is a 8 year old thoroughbred and has been with our program since 2012. Sebastian has a brief racing history due to his lack of speed. Although he might have been slow on the track, we have found he has a great ability to help people with fear. He has been an amazing addition to the H.O.O.V.E.S program and we are happy to have him!

Shelby

The horse that started it all, Shelby! Shelby is a 12 year old Mustang and has been with the program since 2009. Shelby came from a rescue in Falcon, Colorado in 2005. Shelby is unique to the program because she specializes in helping heal depression.

Tulip and Molly

Tulip is a 18 year old Percheron and has been with the program since 2009, while Molly is a 16 year old Percheron and has been with the program since 2011. Tulip was severely abused and neglected by her first owner. She was rescued by our veterinarian and rehabbed by Amanda’s father. Molly came from an Amish breeding farm where she was bred over and over. The two horses in session together encompass the dark and the light and help people to find balance.

Hemi

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Snickers

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Sayhann

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Liberty 

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Cookie

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Valor

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Major

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Sarge

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Montana

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H. O. O. V. E. S.

4055 Wilkins Rd

Swanton, OH 43558

Phone: 419.930.7936 Email: info@hooves.us

EIN: 61-1609848