Dale McDiarmid


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3970 Henry Kaylor Lane
Granite Falls, NC 28630

Gaits of Hope 

"Horses Healing Hearts"

Counseling Services

Gaits of Hope counseling services offers over 20 years of extensive experience helping those that have experienced trauma. Focus on the therapeutic intervention is comprised of two components that promote positive healing of the heart: 

1) Relationship building through attachment and relationship with the horse

2) Rhythmic riding to music to bring the human brain and body back into rhythm

Bonding with horses allows one to explore how they develop trust, manage anxiety and deal with uncertainty. Engaging with horses through the rhythmic riding nature of mounted work and music helps to reorganize and heal the traumatized brain.

By utilizing horses, sound principles of equine psychology, and an awareness of human brain development to repair and enhance all of life’s relationships, Gaits of Hope provides a conduit to hope and healing for the wounded heart.