Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart

Experience the Power of Equine Gestalt Coaching

What would you do if you knew you could accomplish anything?

I offer you a proven way to pack-up and leave behind the things that have been holding you back — trauma, emotional baggage, limiting beliefs and residual spiritual pain. Once we’ve finished your unfinished business, we will plot a new course for you to the live you’ve always dreamed you could live.

Meet Jaclyn Manzione, Gestaltist

My wish is to see you embrace your life with a whole heart.

I focus on the mind-body connection knowing that in order to bring about somatic change we need to make changes to the brain. These changes are, not only to our feelings and cognition, but also to the neurological pathways themselves. Somatic sensations and direct sensory experiences with the equine coach are referenced throughout the process.

My ultimate goal is to give voice back, to those who were silenced by traumatic events, in the form of increased self-confidence, a renewed sense of self-worth, improved quality of life and congruency by way of emotional integration.  And, by creating a moment in which the survivor can experience my equine partner as the sentient being they are, Equus regains its voice and speaks for the betterment of all.

Who can benefit from what I do:

Anyone who has experienced trauma including physical, emotional or spiritual injury.

Anyone who is in a state of indecision or anxiety about what is next in their life.

Anyone who is in a state of transformation — imposed or self-directed — and seeking guidance.

A horse can change your life.

A horse will see you …

My husband is a first responder in service to our small mountain community. It is not uncommon for him to be out late or to be called out to critical incidents that occur in our town. He came home that evening looking completely different. His body language told me that something significant had happened. There was an expression on his face that I had never seen before. When he made eye contact with me, I could see that he was trying hard to control his emotions. And I could see them clearly—not only in his eyes, but also in his face and body. My husband was visibly moved!


What We Can Do For You

We tailor our services to meet your specific needs. You can choose individual and group experiences as well as experiential retreats and a package of services that supports you before, during, and after your equine session.

One to One Coaching

Work with Jaclyn and the horses one-to-one.


Join one of our group coaching experiences.


Embrace your whole heart during one of our intensive retreats.

Customized Packages

Let’s customize an experience just for you!

The power of Equus

Equine Gestalt Coaching Method

The experiential nature of the EGC Method involves the horse as an active partner with the Equine Gestalt Coach in the survivor’s exploratory process. The integrative approach of the equine’s interaction combined with positive coaching, somatic awareness, guidance and Gestalt methodology assists the survivor in examining their life with a focus on designing a positive future. With the help of my equine partner, the survivor participates in ground based activities concurrent with Gestalt experiments designed to help connect with emotions, process feelings, behaviors and patterns; the outcome for the survivor being clarity and closure. When appropriate, I incorporate additional somatic coaching techniques like Emotional Freedom Technique which are neurological in focus.

Services are provided by Jaclyn Manzione, a Certified Equine Gestalt Coach practitioner. Our treatment team includes a Colorado State Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol Counselor III and an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL).

In addition to providing coaching services, Xanthus Equine Gestalt Center is devoted to furthering the reach of the Equine Gestalt Method and equine assisted therapy through scientific research and analysis. We have, and continue to, conduct studies into the efficacy of the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method. 

Get In Touch

Boulder, Colorado
+1 720 323 6010