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Happy New Year!  2017 was such a phenomenal year for us at Acres of Hope.  We each grew both personally and professionally.  The team got to work with folks from as far away as Raleigh, NC; Stanly County, NC; and even Iredell County, NC.  Each client has brought us ins...

As the healing herd and the staff at Acres of Hope Equine Therapy Services, LLC look back on 2016, we are anticipating the growth in 2017. 

Last year our teams worked with such fantastic people ranging from corporate retreats to bereavement camps.  The healing her...

August 12, 2016

Acres of Hope has added to the "healing herd" and little doesn't mean these guys can't handle the job.  Join us in welcoming our two new minis, Sir Nugget and Mr. Duke.   The energy they bring to therapy is something we didn't even begin to imagine.  Challenges will de...

July 31, 2016

Emotions are just that, emotions.  What gives them power is the action one takes based on the emotion.  Let us think about this -- the real power is when a person owns up to the emotion, names it, claims it as theirs, and then is able to make a decision knowing just wh...

July 11, 2016

The past few days have been filled with newscasts that reflect the ugly in mankind.  I, as a counselor, struggle with the media's barraging and negative reinforcement that takes place.  It is a researched fact that our news publications reinforce negativity amongst our...

In equine assisted psychotherapy, the term "Horses are Mirrors" is used frequently. 

What does this term mean? 

Horses are prey animals.  This means that they live in a state of hyper-alertness to their surroundings.  They don't trust easily and most importantly they dea...

Today, this counselor got to witness the role of Equus in the enhancement of communication skills for a newly-wed couple, who are both bringing children into their union.   

Newlyweds speak their own language anyway, but when that union is combined w...

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