1860 Armory Road , Parkton NC 28371

The Farm

The Farm

Hope Thru Horses, Inc. has moved to a 29 Acre Farm nestled in Parkton NC , just outside of Fayetteville. We are conveniently located and easy to find. This location offers premier play spaces both inside and outside and sits on a quiet and serene farm setting with more than enough space for tranquil privacy for all your therapy needs. 


Our farm features a fully barn and stalls, a farm play room, several pastures , an entire yard area that our farm buddies roam freely throughout , weather permitting. We have several porch spaces as well as indoor play rooms and offices, all depending on what would be most beneficial to our clients at the time of service. 

This is a privately owned property and all staff working here is held at the utmost level of confidentiality and privacy at all times. While this is a fully functioning farm, we understand it may not always be quiet but with this much space you will always be able to find the perfect spot for your session, regardless of the weather!

Referral Form

Referral Form for Sex Offender Specific Evaluations

Heather Wilkerson, MSW, LCSW

(910) 494-5888

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Court Counselor’s Name:


Court Counselor’s Phone Number:


Court Counselor’s Email Address:


Client’s Next Court Date:


Client’s Name:


Social Security Number:


Birth Date:Medicaid #/Other insurance:


Is there a doctor’s office listed on the Medicaid card?If so, what is the name and phone number of the clinic?


Client’s Address:


Client’s legal guardian’s name?


Client’s legal guardian’s phone number?


Please include copies of the following.


Court Order


Social History


Police Report


Victim’s Statement


CME exam (if available)

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy



Heather Wilkerson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) holding a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and combines her career in psychotherapy/counseling with her passion for horses. Heather has earned the Advanced Certifications available by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA).


Equine Assisted Psycotherapy at Hope-Thru-Horses, Inc.


Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), what is it?

EAP is a team approach that consists of a mental health professional, a horse professional, and a horse or horses. The team helps an individual or group learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses. The team processes each individuals experience by relating it to their everyday life and service goals.


EAP is experiential and encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. This differs from "traditional office psychotherapy" in that, in an office, the person's mind is primarily engaged without having to connect the mind with physical movements of the body. This approach is more effective in linking behavior to the mind. The person experiences what happens in his/her body versus just talking about his/her experience.


Opportunities for Personal Growth & Interactive Demonstrations

Experiential activities with our horses help people of all ages to improve self-esteem, build confidence, social skills, communication skills, develop healthy relationships and personal awareness. These activities help people learn to establish reasonable boundaries, earn respect and improve communication!


Therapy teams at Hope-thru-Horses, Inc. specialize in the treatment of post traumatic stress, ADHD, anxiety, anger management, behavior disorders, depression, grief, self-injury and other mental or relationship issues.

Clinical Consultation

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Women's Leadership Retreats

Women's Leadership Retreats

What do horses and fear have to do with women?

Hope-Thru-Horses Women's Leadership Retreats

 Often times women compromise themselves because of fear. They fear not being loved. They are afraid of failing. They are afraid of succeeding. They are afraid of not being enough. All of these fears are about how women are perceived by others. Women often do not stand up for themselves or lose their authentic self because of these fears. Through experiences with horses, women realize this and regain it.

Hope-Thru-Horses Women's Leadership Retreats


The idea is... When you learn to trust (a large powerful animal), you experience emotional security and physical safety. Because you experience it (instead of talking about what it might feel like), you can identify that safety and security in your everyday life (outside of the arena). You, therefore, maintain your spiritual integrity, your personal truths. You can trust in your process. Like horses, you learn to connect your mind, body, and spirit to live in the moment by trusting internal and external messages/cues or intuition as you relate to your world.



Learn how horses are incorporated as part of the team for WOMEN who:

  • Have significant responsibility in their lives
  • Are formal or informal leaders in their families and/or organizations
  • Have not fully unleashed their leadership potential
  • Envision an extraordinary result but can’t see how to produce it
  • Feel too busy to connect with other women Are at a crossroads in their lives


Program Description:

This program will be held in an intimate setting with a small group of women who are in a care-giving field.
Hope-Thru-Horses Women's Leadership Retreats Registration
How much training in a classroom under fluorescent lights have you had where you have just melted into the background? This training is completely different. You will do nothing but participate, learn, and experience! Get out of the office and dust off the cobwebs for a refreshing perspective on life!

Hope-Thru-Horses Women's Leadership RetreatsThis is an experiential training where you will be introduced to and PRACTICE activities related to discovering your passion both professionally and personally. You will identify how your fears are inhibiting you from pursuing your passions. You will also learn how blaming yourself and others inhibits you from achieving your goals. You will then be able to help your clients understand how fear and blame affect their lives negatively. In this training, you will create a plan to implement with a goal, objective, and leave with a “to do list” to help you begin to pursue your passions!

The retreat is a combination of individual and group exercises, discussion, and small learning teams. Expect conversations and activities that challenge your perception of the world. In this interactive workshop that includes activities using horses as well as group discussion and with a renewed perspective, participants will learn self-care techniques that incorporate the mind, body, and spirit. Participants will be challenged to broaden their ways of clinical thinking and interacting with clients.

Objectives of the training are to:

  • Explore your passion and purpose professionally i.e. populations you desire to serve, modalities you desire to implement, places you would like to work, etc
  • Explore your passions personally as they relate to self-care
  • Learn how fear and blame inhibit you from pursuing your passions
  • Leave with at least one goal, objective, and plan to pursue your passion professionally and personally


All in 3 hours!

Hope-Thru-Horses Women's Leadership Retreats

“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the court and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing, and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”

Hope-Thru-Horses Women's Leadership Retreats



Gratitude produced the most purely joyful moments that have been known to man.”
                                               G. K. Chesterton


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Insurance We Accept

Medicaid: Sandhills, Eastpointe, and Alliance
United Healthcare