The Horse is a Partner in Your Process

Step by step, hoofprint in footprint

How the EGC Method® Works

The result is a true inner healing followed by empowerment.


The EGCMethod® employs Gestalt methodology. Gestalt is simply the concept of addressing the whole individual. Gestalt coaching seeks to bring your awareness to the things your body, mind and spirit are seeking. YOU KNOW, deep inside, the answers to what you need, right here, right now. Gestalt — aided by myself and, at times, a horse — guide you through the discovery process.


In a recent study of the EGCMethod conducted independently by the Xanthus Center (Tom and Jaclyn Manzione) in Colorado, 96% of respondents indicated they would participate in more than one EGCMethod session.

93% saw a more hopeful future after their session with a horse.

What to expect in an Equine Gestalt Coaching session

Our horses are Co-facilitators, Coaches and Healers

Dress Appropriately

Wear clothing suitable to the outdoors, the time of year and the ever changing Colorado weather. Always, no matter the season or weather, wear closed toed shoes.

The Session Begins Outside the Horse Pen

The horse is an integral part of the EGCMethod however, we will actually begin our session outside of the pen. Don’t worry, if you are nervous around horses, you won’t be asked to do something that adds to your anxiety by going into the pen with the horse. The horse’s reactions and energy are powerful and profound and easily carry through the corral panels if you are most comfortable outside of the pen.

Safety and Privacy are the Number One Concern

I believe in keeping everything that happens during our session in complete confidentiality between you, myself and my equine partner. Please know I also have your physical, emotional and spiritual safety at the forefront of all I do.

Phone/Virtual Coaching is Part of the Process

Although some of the most impactful pieces of your process take place in the pen with the horse, the process will continue after you leave the ranch. Phone coaching can be hugely beneficial as follow-up to your horse session or prior to the horse session as it can provide greater clarity.


The EGCMethod® is different than any other type of equine coaching you may have experienced or seen. In EGCM the horse is an active partner in the coaching and healing process. With their combined wisdom and intuition, the EGCM coach and their equine partner will guide you through your experience. Working together, they will help you isolate the unfinished business that is causing you pain or blocking your path to success and happiness. Through experiential interaction the horse will assist you in clearing the energy that has been holding you back or keeping you from your best self.

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

No horse experience is necessary to participate in an EGCM coaching session and you will not ride the horse — although, if you are a rider, you may find that the EGCM experience deepens the connection with your horses.