Calico’s Haven

Mecklenburg CountyVisit our WebsiteEquine Assisted Therapy



Our mission is to provide a safe environment for all individuals to experience self-awareness and individual growth through experiential learning with the horses.


Whether we are using Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Equine-Assisted Learning, or Equine-Assisted Activities with an individual the horses will respond to the individual’s behaviors / actions. The Equine Specialist (ES) will identify behaviors in the horse(s) or herd. In EAP and EAL the Mental Health Professional (MH) will assist the client in drawing metaphors between the horse’s behaviors and the individual’s behaviors. Once behaviors are acknowledged by the individual, changes within the individual can begin to occur.