Horse and Soul Counseling at Heavenly Hills Farm

Horse and Soul Counseling at Heavenly Hills Farm Heavenly Hills Farm is the home of Horse and Soul Counseling (H&S)
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Here’s the “why” about what we do and how it can be so incredibly powerful 💪🐴 🧠 ✌️
10/05/2023

Here’s the “why” about what we do and how it can be so incredibly powerful 💪🐴 🧠 ✌️

You may wonder, why horses for mental health and not other animals?

Horses have been found to act similarly to humans in their social and responsive behavior. It’s easy for people to connect with the horse as they reflect many aspects of ourselves.

Just being near horses or stroking them can reduce stress and anxiety levels and increase a sense of wellbeing. It doesn’t involve humans trying to imitate the way horses interact with one another. It’s a symbiotic and dynamic process that recognizes horses as sensitive, decision-making beings.

Source: Andrea Petitt. Keri Brandt-Off. “Intelligent bodies: Embodied subjectivity human-horse communication” Apr 2022.

It’s fall y’all 👻🍂🍁🎃
10/03/2023

It’s fall y’all 👻🍂🍁🎃

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📷: Gogos Cinnamon Rolls

Need we say more 🙏🏼❤️🥕🔥PC: Brittany Kate
09/28/2023

Need we say more 🙏🏼❤️🥕🔥
PC: Brittany Kate

All I’m gonna say is thank GOD the sun came out today 🙌
09/28/2023

All I’m gonna say is thank GOD the sun came out today 🙌

09/26/2023

“Surround yourself with people who would mention your name in a room full of opportunities”

Children’s group is a growing success !!! We are excited for our last 2 groups!
09/20/2023

Children’s group is a growing success !!! We are excited for our last 2 groups!

09/14/2023

🏡 THE PIG IS IN 🐷 🏡
Penelope, our future therapy pig, showed off her leash-walking skillz while making her FIRST appearance in our offices this afternoon. Positive experiences are a MUST during the training process, and we couldn’t be happier with Miss PNellyP and Miss Shannon’s hard work!

09/12/2023
Are you on a wait list to treat your mental health? Are you looking for immediate openings? If so, we have the solution ...
09/11/2023

Are you on a wait list to treat your mental health? Are you looking for immediate openings? If so, we have the solution for YOU!!! Reach out & learn more!!

08/31/2023
We have a position opening 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
08/28/2023

We have a position opening 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

Horse and Soul Counseling

We have an ANNOUNCEMENT 📣 Mr. Petey Pretzel Piggins has made his debut!! He will be working alongside Shannon to learn h...
08/24/2023

We have an ANNOUNCEMENT 📣 Mr. Petey Pretzel Piggins has made his debut!! He will be working alongside Shannon to learn how to be a therapy Pig. Thank you all for your feedback in recommending a Kune Kune and Happy Meadows Farm!!

08/23/2023

This is exciting for our community and surrounding areas !!!

🥵🔥☀️HEAT DISCLAIMER☀️🔥🥵Please, please dress appropriately for the high temperatures this week. ☀️Please notify your coun...
07/26/2023

🥵🔥☀️HEAT DISCLAIMER☀️🔥🥵

Please, please dress appropriately for the high temperatures this week.
☀️Please notify your counselor if you wish to be indoors for your sessions
😎We will still be conducting outdoor equine therapy sessions and we will have access to shaded shelters and some outdoor fans.
💦As always, we have water on-site but bringing your own water is encouraged.

❤️‍🩹Happy healing!! ❤️‍🩹

Just in case you needed some inspo going into the weekend 💪Happy Friday, everyone!
07/21/2023

Just in case you needed some inspo going into the weekend 💪
Happy Friday, everyone!

We love you Grace !!! We are excited for what your future holds as you move on to the next chapter ❤️🙏🏼❤️
07/12/2023

We love you Grace !!! We are excited for what your future holds as you move on to the next chapter ❤️🙏🏼❤️

07/04/2023

Happy 4th of July from our herd to yours!!!! 🇺🇸

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06/30/2023

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Taking steps in the right direction here on the farm 🫏🩵

🎶Stairway to “Therapy”🎶“There are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there's still time to change the road yo...
06/29/2023

🎶Stairway to “Therapy”🎶
“There are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there's still time to change the road you're on.”
These steps made it into our therapy space this week and not one, but TWO of our donkeys proudly discovered how to make themselves ever-so-slightly taller😅

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06/25/2023

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Frankie sleeping on the job… sometimes it’s okay to take a break 😴

Update: THEY ARE HOME!!!!We are missing our farm dogs. Roman is 7 year old lab short haired pointer mix, and phoneix is ...
06/16/2023

Update: THEY ARE HOME!!!!

We are missing our farm dogs. Roman is 7 year old lab short haired pointer mix, and phoneix is a German shepherd 2 years old. Please calll or text 540-223-0272. Been missing since around 5am:

Office of old office road between locust grove and Unionville

06/15/2023

Tara Higgins here making this post. I just want to say I am so thankful and BLESSED this is how some of our staff spent their lunch break today. Happiness is contagious and figuring out the formula for good staff, who genuinely care about our community and each other is not an easy task. By leaning on God and not on my own understanding is how this team came together. Let’s all celebrate their happiness they shared together today. God is so good !!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Children, Teen, & Parent Fun Farm groups this summer!! If interested email office@horseandsoulcounseling.com or call 540...
06/10/2023

Children, Teen, & Parent Fun Farm groups this summer!! If interested email [email protected] or call 540-220-1305.

Choose your favorite therapy space!Talk 🏠 or Equine ⛺️🐴⬇️
06/10/2023

Choose your favorite therapy space!

Talk 🏠 or Equine ⛺️🐴

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‼️‼️WE’RE HIRING ‼️‼️🐴Part-time Equine Specialist 🐴8-hour shifts Tuesdays and Wednesdays with the possibility of being o...
05/25/2023

‼️‼️WE’RE HIRING ‼️‼️
🐴Part-time Equine Specialist 🐴
8-hour shifts Tuesdays and Wednesdays with the possibility of being on-call / fill-in on specific days for our full-time ES.

Interested applicants are invited to apply through the Indeed link at the bottom of this post ⬇️

Details:
This person must have a great appreciation for horses and a working knowledge of horse behaviors. Key characteristics of an Equine Specialist would be having a patient, calm, and compassionate personality who wants to serve others who may have trauma or other mental health needs. They will be able to do this by integrating their horse knowledge by reading the cue's of horse behaviors in counseling sessions. A basic knowledge about animal science, equine health, and an expert in horse care is a must. Alternative education in equine science and/or the mental health related field is preferred.

This person will be apart of a 2-person team and work with a licensed therapist to conduct equine assisted psychotherapeutic sessions. Therefore, We operate under the EAGALA model and would like someone who is willing to be EAGALA certified or have another ceritifcation in place with doing equine therapy. In addition, to participating in therapeutic sessions you will be required to complete equine care each day you are at work. This may include but is not limited to grooming, basic desensitizing and training needs, care of the facility in regards to the horses, and additional tasks related to the equines used in the program.

TO APPLY:
https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?from=appshareios&jk=3d47c86af535060f

I’ll say it: I LOVE our team.We had a connected, impromptu supervision meeting under the barn today and I am thankful I ...
05/11/2023

I’ll say it: I LOVE our team.
We had a connected, impromptu supervision meeting under the barn today and I am thankful I snapped this pic.
I couldn’t be happier for all of these ladies and the growth they continue experience throughout their clinicial journeys.

We LOVE Shannon here at the farm !!!!
05/02/2023

We LOVE Shannon here at the farm !!!!

Shannon, thank you for your continued support for critical mental health services in our community! Shannon attended Family Resource Day at the SEE Center, where she provided lots of information about our services.

This is the kind of community we want to live in!❤

FYI: you can’t fool a horse 😎🐴Happy Monday!
05/01/2023

FYI: you can’t fool a horse 😎🐴
Happy Monday!

This is such a crucial part of the work we do here on the farm - the importance of touch (or no touch) and showing up wi...
04/27/2023

This is such a crucial part of the work we do here on the farm - the importance of touch (or no touch) and showing up with your true intentions in the present moment 🫶

Touch with intention

Feel your hand on the horse, and feel yourself
Don’t fuss, don’t tickle, don’t rearrange, don’t pick, don’t scratch, don’t correct, just feel -

Feel the inside of you carried to the inside of the horse

Be here- with this horse, right now
clear energy, not muddied by what you want, what the horse is doing, thoughts of something somewhere else

Your feel carried directly to the horse

Touch with intention is the highest discipline there is

Dive into it, and a deeper world of the horse opens up to you

We love contracting with this counseling program here at the farm !!! Be sure to follow them !!
04/17/2023

We love contracting with this counseling program here at the farm !!! Be sure to follow them !!

today we’ve had a sleepy, grumpy, only wanting to pull on the leash…day.

sometimes it’s okay to have those days.

so we accept ourselves and remember that we can start again.

She was stylin’ today 💃And her partner was decorated in buttercups 🌸😎🌼🐴🌸
04/14/2023

She was stylin’ today 💃

And her partner was decorated in buttercups

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06/03/2022

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Hello Followers!! Meet Stephanie. As the farm goes through a great deal of change we get the pleasure of having Stephani...
06/01/2022

Hello Followers!! Meet Stephanie. As the farm goes through a great deal of change we get the pleasure of having Stephanie on board to complete her residency. One thing we have learned about change is GROWTH is sure to follow. Stephanie and a second counselor we hired named Shannon have signed up and will be attending training to be certified in conducting equine therapy. This SIGNIFICANTLY adds high quality skills to your therapeutic sessions. Can we all welcome and  congratulate Stephanie as she embarks on her new journey!!

We have immediate openings for telehealth. Reminder we do not coordinate with social media. Please reach out through our...
05/25/2022

We have immediate openings for telehealth. Reminder we do not coordinate with social media. Please reach out through our website at www.horseandsoulcounseling.com

Horse and Soul Counseling provides therapeutic and learning experiences through the use of our animals on site. Begin your healing journey with one of our skilled therapists or trained mentors.

We are CONSIDERING doing more  Cowboy & Cowgirl farm camps this summer. Since our camps fill up quickly, if you want to ...
05/19/2022

We are CONSIDERING doing more Cowboy & Cowgirl farm camps this summer. Since our camps fill up quickly, if you want to be on our list, please send us a personal message with your name, Childs name, age, and your email. We will make sure we reach out to you before going public with the camp!

We are going to use these 2 pictures of the farmer’s daughter  to talk about CHANGE.  By doing so, Let’s emphasize the p...
05/18/2022

We are going to use these 2 pictures of the farmer’s daughter to talk about CHANGE. By doing so, Let’s emphasize the phrase “This too shall pass.” Sometimes we are on top of the world. Things are running and feeling like a well oiled machine. “This too shall pass.” Another moment you are on the ground with a bull on top of you. “This too shall pass.” Change is like this. We often get fearful of change, beg for the change not to happen, speed up the process of change to get it over with. Regardless, Change is on the horizon. Let’s take it to scripture where the truth resides. What does God say about change???

Well the verse of the day on the Bible app says,

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
‭‭Micah‬ ‭6:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬
https://micah.bible/micah-6-8

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Old Office Road
Culpeper, VA
22701

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 6pm

Telephone

(540) 220-1305

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Heavens Ray's Event on March 26 from 1-4 at Horse and Soul Counseling at Higgins Hills Farm. 27195 Old Office Rd, Culpeper. Time of remembrance and prayer memorial gathering from 3:30-4pm.
It’s farrier day for our two horses with padded shoes, Walker and Dolly! While we generally prefer to keep the horses barefoot here at the farm, these two receive special shoeing to keep them comfortable.

We want to thank the Higgins family with Horse and Soul Counseling at Higgins Hills Farm for sponsoring Dolly’s special shoes.
Can you find the heart?♥️♥️
And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. Galatians 6:9 AMPC
Website redesign for Horse and Soul Counseling at Higgins Hills Farm in Culpeper, VA ✨

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Great day working with this team at Horse and Soul Counseling at Higgins Hills Farm

Good morning. I want to propose another meeting place that would be out of the winter elements. Elevate Culpeper (https://elevateculpeper.com) in downtown Culpeper offer just that. They have both formal and informal meeting space, and study space. We don't know for sure how bad this winter will be, but from what I am seeing, it won't be pleasant. Just a thought.
ATTENTION HORSE FRIENDS!!!!!!!
Here are the contestants for the 2020 Fundraising Calendar..

Did you miss out on the photo contest?

Would you like me to offer one more chance for more entries?

If answer "YES" please comment below with the name of your pet. If there is enough interest I will set up a day where you can come to get your pets portrait taken for the contest.

2020 Fundraising Calendar Contest for Orange County Virginia Animal Shelter

Photographs taken Higgins Hills Farm
Thank you to all the participants of the Adoption Event for Orange County Virginia Animal Shelter that came out to Higgins Hills Farm The weather was great the location for the event was perfect. All the vendors had great customer service. We are happy to announce that two dogs got adopted at our event. I had a few entries into the photo contest and will be reviewing those with the shelter to figure out who will be featured in the calendar.