The Equine Gestalt Coaching Method®

The EGCMethod® is a powerful tool that partners with horses to bring clients to a heightened awareness and moves them forward experientially to a fresh place.

With the EGCMethod, teens and adults have the opportunity to unplug, become grounded with these magnificent animals and link to nature and relationships again, sparking the essence for true connection and self love. It is in this space that individuals can clearly see their lives and choices made with new attunement for designing a hopeful future.

Watch the video below to learn more about how horses coach humans to a better life:

Who can benefit from Equine Gestalt Coaching?

In any situation where life changes, there is trauma, or an incident has deeply affected you — or when you want to clear past influences out of your way to growth, EGCM® can benefit you. EGCM is not psychotherapy, although it is sometimes used in conjunction with a therapy program. You can benefit from EGCM regardless of whether you’re in a therapy program or not.

  • Human Empowerment
  • Life Transitions
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Grief
  • End of Life Resolution
  • Family & Teen Counseling
  • Combat Trauma
  • Couples & Marriage Improvement
  • Body Image
  • Victim Recovery
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Depression
  • Empty Nest & Retirement Adjustment
  • Reinvention of Self
  • Corporate Team Building
  • Leadership Discovery

Coaching Services

One on One Coaching
In-person, face-to-face sessions with the coach and equine partner (on the ground). We offer 90-minute sessions. No horse experience necessary. Closed toe shoes required.

‘Phone Coaching
After your in-person experience, we offer 30-minute sessions to continue your journey forward. It is helpful to have someone to remind and encourage you along the way.

Groups- Sacred Connections Womens Circle
Our gatherings create safe and sacred spaces for new connections and encouragement. Groups run twice per month for 2 hours.

Bruises and aches are welcome here. Whether you’d like to explore your dreams and goals, experience shifts and new perspectives, or better understand triggers in yourself and others, this is the place for you.

This is an evening set aside for your soul to take a deep breath, sit with women without judgment and open your heart to the differences that make us unique and the similarities that create connection.

Couples Intensives

A 3 day intensive in a gorgeous setting gaining tools and new awareness of your partner to support you on a stronger and healthier marriage.


Sacred Connections Women’s Circle


2024  –  June,  July,  August

Happening: June 4th & 18th, July 2nd & 16th,  Aug 6th & 20th

From: 5pm – 7pm
Cost: $45 each or $250 for all six sessions

 Limited seating: 10 people per meeting.

Location: My Summer Barn- I will text you directions the day before .


RSVP via email and pay by scanning the Venmo QR Code on this page and sending the $250.
(No Venmo? send an email to with the date you want to attend and I will bill you through Paypal).

Rustic Retreats and Couples Intensives

Rustic retreats for groups of 8-10 people or a couple for an intensive reboot. You can unplug, get centered and ignite in this exclusive and stunning Colorado mountain experience.



Carrie has a natural way of quickly guiding her client into a deep contact through which to process. Her empathy and intuition honor the client where they are and help move them away from pain.

Shelly N., California

Carrie led us in a beautiful, centering mediation. It was a wonderful way to ground and connect with the natural sounds around me at the beginning of a day. Her clear instructions, creation of safe space, and encouraging openness brought the group to a collective place that felt like a much-needed shared exhale.
Hilary M., Colorado

Carrie did a nice polarity piece for me. She kept me on track while reviewing my internal conflicts. Carrie brings compassion and an open heart to her coaching.

Terry T., Grand Junction, CO

Since my first session with Carrie, I was in awe and inspired by the equine and gestalt work. I found the experience to be very transformational as I moved out of my head and into my body. I felt myself release years of trauma stored in my heart and body from undergoing years of intimate partner abuse. Carrie has a beautiful way of making you feel safe and comfortable while building a powerful relationship with your inner self. The work with the horse has been a positive way to face fears and challenges with a higher spirit present. Her work has helped me redefine my purpose and identity in this world and to move through life with grace and ease.

P.J. B, Gunnison, CO.

The words to describe the amount of peace Carrie has helped me achieve are hard to come by. She helped me unravel 13 years of guilt and pain. After my work with her, I finally slept without nightmares. She also made sure I was complete and gave me a few extra minutes to make sure I didn’t implode. She has a genuine concern for other people and their wellbeing. She is able to maintain contact and bring me all the way through my pain.”
Tiffany T., Idaho

My husband and I just got back from a weekend couples retreat with Carrie O’Neal from Higher Hooves. We spent the weekend in a rustic creekside cabin with amazing views of the West Elk Wilderness. Carrie set up our sessions outdoors in various tranquil settings that helped create a relaxing and safe space for my partner and I to engage in deep and meaningful conversations, all of which were guided by Carrie. Each session had a unique exercise that helped us explore the past, present and future of our relationship, proving that even after 23 years of marriage there is still so much to learn about each other and ourselves, and how to improve our communication/relationship. We feel truly blessed to have gone through this journey with Carrie!
S and S, Crested Butte,CO.

“Carrie is a warm, gentle and supportive coach. Her soft presence and energy creates a safe space to explore, question and grow as a client. I always look forward to spending time with Carrie.”

Amy, PA

“Carrie is a beautiful nurturing “ray of sunshine” coach. She has a beautiful ability to hold sacred space while processing my deepest pains and vulnerabilities. Thank you Carrie for being a guiding light to my heart, mind and soul free of any feeling of judgement.”

Teena O, MN

“Carrie’s energy is so incredibly calm and loving that I felt completely safe to open and be vulnerable to her.”

Carolyn K., CA

Carrie did a great job of connecting fully with me, creating a space where I felt safe to explore some issues in my past that needed to be healed. I now feel more peace in my life.
Betsy C., Colorado

Thank you Carrie for all the support, kindness, intuition of where to go next and leading me to a beautiful release of old pain.
Marcy W.

“Carrie’s ability to swiftly connect her client creates a safe space for her client to feel into their vulnerability: which allows them to explore deep emotions.”

Dana T., Red Bluff, CA

“Thank you so much for holding space for me to discover a deep connection from my childhood that carries a chord to my present life and thought process. I appreciate the awareness you brought through your gentle, kind spirit.”

Cheryl H., Elizabeth, CO

“Carrie you are like an angel. You wrap your wings around the client so they can relax and share their pain. You are an amazing coach!

Evie R., Canton, GA

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