Come with a goal. Come with curiosity. Come to be.

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Horses are the agent of change! The human/horse interaction fosters the development of thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and patterns. Willow Equine offers an innovative, ground-based, horse-guided approach to:

Why do we work with horses?

Equine-assisted work promotes more effective changes and more rapid growth compared with traditional clinical and psycho-educational approaches. We honor all by providing a supportive haven. A non-judgmental place for challenges and struggles to be explored. The experiential nature of working with horses, engages clients in their own healing/learning process, reaching solutions that meet them squarely on their own terms. It is proven to be the most powerful approach to helping clients achieve and sustain personal and professional growth!

Our mission offers mental health treatment, with horses, focused on reducing the impact of anxiety, grief, depression, and trauma, while rediscovering confidence, compassion, and trust.


Soul to Sole Connection Offers Equine-therapy to Help Military
Mooresville Tribune

“Because of COVID-19, mental health is currently a huge topic, and Soul to Sole Connection is dedicated to providing counseling in a unique, out-of-the-box way for members of the military, their families and their caregivers.” READ MORE HERE.

Willow Equine Uses Horses for Therapy in Mooresville
Spectrum Local News

“Willow Equine therapy in Mooresville uses horses as therapy to treat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, people with mental or physical disabilities, and people who need an outlet for stress” READ MORE HERE.


Putting the Pieces Back Together Podcast – Episode 17: Katie Stankiewicz with Soul to Sole Connection 

Putting the Pieces Back Together is a radio show hosted by Veterans and seeks to provide a space where Veterans and communities can connect, be heard, grow, heal, and ultimately put the pieces back together. Join John Gallina and Brad Borders of Purple Heart Homes every Tuesday morning on Putting the Pieces Back Together!

Services we offer at Willow Equine for counseling and leadership
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North Carolina Equine Therapy - Willow Equine workshops

The ARCH Framework

The Arenas of Change (ARCH) framework is a thought process to which our Professional Facilitators utilize as we interact, support and empower our clients. It is mindset that applies a story framework enhancing psychological safety, deepening and accelerating the process. 

The ARCH framework supports personal growth, organizational development and mental health.  When applied in an environment with horses, the ARCH framework impacts lives in meaningful ways. Willow Equine is proud to be a founding member, who has earned our designation in Mental Health, Horses, Military, and Coaching!

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The Eagala Model

The Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (Eagala), an international non-profit, has set the standards for professional excellence, in how horses and humans work together. They work to improve the quality of mental health of individuals, families, and groups worldwide.

Eagala has a distinct, experiential framework, designed to allow clients the latitude to discover, learn, and grow from the horse/human relationship. Willow Equine is proud to have all our Professional Fascinators be Eagala Certified, with our Clinical Director and Equine Specialist earning their Advanced Certified with their Military Designation.