A unique and powerful healing experience in Arizona’s Sedona Verde Valley

Innovative Equine Therapy

Equine Guidance® combines intuitive wisdom of horses and humans through Somatic Experiencing® International, the Polyvagal Theory, and Eponaquest® Worldwide in support of healing.

Belle Shook has trained in the science of healing, and is also an intuitive therapist and coach who focuses on personal growth, leadership development, and trauma-informed care. Pioneers in the field of equine therapy, Belle and the herd of Bashkir Curly horses, Salsa, Penny, and Mimi, assist people in accessing and developing their potential for living lives of greater health and happiness.

Sampling of Belle's qualifications:
🔹 Master of Counseling (MC) from the University of Phoenix, 2008
     Full time, 3-year program, plus a supervised practicum of 100 hours, followed by a supervised internship of 600 hours.
🔹 National Board-Certified Counselor (NBCC), 2008
     Has successfully met the professional counseling standards established by the Board and in so doing has earned recognition as a National Certified Counselor
🔹 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), State of Arizona, 2010
     Requires a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. I am licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. My licensure includes 60 semester credit hours and coursework, plus 3,200 hours of supervised work experience as a Licensed Associate Counselor.

Founder of Equine Guidance®, established 2004


Meet Belle Shook 

Equine Guidance® offers a herd of hypoallergenic horses so that all people have the opportunity to experience three hours of sensory, psychological, and spiritual attunement in a safe, outdoor environment.

Horses are powerful teachers that give gentle and accurate guidance into your life through intentional interaction. This is an opportunity to listen to a language older than words where you’ll uncover and balance the energy in your nervous system. By shifting worn out emotional states, you will gain new insights to carry beyond the barn, arena, and Sedona.  

Humans experience trauma through relationships.
Healing trauma is an ongoing process.
Horses allow healing through human connection.
Hearts, bodies, minds, and spirits: Experience horse—human harmony.

Equine Guidance® is a unique journey that accelerates personal mastery, spiritual attunement, and emotional balance. 

See behind the scenes of Equine Guidance®

See behind the scenes of this sought-after experience

Kind Words

“I am trained in a different healing discipline, and expected a “culture clash,” but found it didn’t exist. Rather, I was gently and expertly guided by Belle and by the work to go deeper into who I authentically am. Thank you!”

-Laila, Vermont

"These experiences totally met my expectations and mirrored feelings and emotions I have in my life… I have learned so much about why things are the way they are and what I can do to change it. The horses reflect who you really are without judgment. Thank you this experience has changed my life”

-AURELIO, New Mexico

“This was a life-changing experience. I feel as though I have tools that are powerful and easy to use daily in my life.”

– Oscar, Oregon

We welcome all travelers to come experience healing in the Sedona Verde Valley of Arizona.

Are you ready for positive change and to discover your answers from deep within? Then, create a connection with Equine Guidance® for self-mastery, life resilience, and self-empowered wisdom.