“I coach people. It’s a therapeutic experience involving the INSIGHT of horses”

Carrie O’Neal, EGCMethod and GCM Certified Practitioner






“Blessed are those who experience the whispers from a horse’s heart.”

The EGCM method is a powerful tool that partners with horses to bring clients to a heightened awareness moving them forward, experientially, to a fresh place.

With the EGCM method teens and adults will have the opportunity to unplug, get grounded with these magnificent animals, connecting them again to nature and relationships, sparking the essence for true connection and self love. It is in this space that a client can clearly see their life and choices made with a fresh attunement for designing a hopeful future.

 I am a firm believer that a Higher power runs through horses hooves to touch our lives.

Working together we will help you create a life where:

  • friends and connection will come easier;
  • you find hope even in moments of grief;
  • you have a fresh resolve towards your next steps.

Stepping into a round pen after this experiential coaching session is soul gripping. The horses, in their natural and remarkable way, know what affirmations you need and specifically where to address your bumps and bruises to soothe and heal. They were born for this work.



The EGCMethod® has been proven in an independent study. More than 96% of study respondents found they felt better after an EGC session than they did at its beginning.


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, assist the client in examining their life and choices made with a focus on designing a positive future.

My mission with Higher Hooves is to offer hope through empowering people in Crested Butte, Colorado, and beyond to find their joy and heal while experiencing God’s creation and discovering new vitality through working with horses.


–Carrie O'Neal, Equine Gestaltist

Work with Coach Carrie

If you like, a 30 minute free consultation can aid you in the decision to move ahead with coaching. Otherwise, send me an email and after answering any questions you have, we will set up a time and place to meet for a 90 minute EGCM session.

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
- Winston Churchill

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