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Meet Our Team

Hadley Hill, LPC

Co-Founder, Managing Director, Mental Health Counselor

(512) 309-5020

∙ Licensed Professional Counselor
∙ PATH Int’l Certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning
∙ Trained in Natural Lifemanship Trauma-Informed Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

An east coast native and Austin transplant of 16 years, Hadley Hill has been working in the mental health field for 11 years and has merged her experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor with her lifelong experience as an equestrian and all around horse lover to forge a career path that she sees as a marriage of her two passions. Hadley has had the privilege of working with a wide variety of clients in the field of equine-facilitated psychotherapy (EFP) – including at-risk youth as well as adults struggling with trauma and addiction – and witnessing how transformative this work can be for all of them. The focus of Hadley’s work with clients centers around the importance of relationship and connection to our survival, for both humans and equines alike.

Sarah Beth McIntosh

Co-Founder, Equine Manager, Equine Specialist


∙ PATH Int’l Certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning
∙ Trained in Natural Lifemanship Trauma-Informed Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Born and raised in Arkansas, Sarah Beth knew from a very early age she had a passion for horses. At 13 she finally convinced her father that it was more than the average little girl’s fantasy. He bought her two mustangs that forged her path in life. The relationship she built with those horses allowed significant healing and growth. Having had such a life-changing experience she knew she wanted to help both horses and people. Initially going to college with the intention of becoming a veterinarian, she ended up choosing to pursue a different way of working with horses. She learned about PATH International, and then through volunteering at a therapeutic riding facility she was introduced to Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy. It seemed the perfect fit, because it mirrors the experience she had with her own horse. Now she enjoys being a part of other people’s healing and growth by partnering with horses to help them navigate their own relationship patterns and struggles in a way that allows them to thrive.


I’m Georgia, and I may be the very first friendly face you meet at the ranch! I am Greeter of Visitors by day and Guardian of the Herd by night. I’m a 5 year old Anatolian Shepherd, and I came from a very large working cattle ranch where I was picked on by the rest of the working dog pack and didn’t really get the chance to shine. When the Unbroken ladies learned this they scooped me right up, brought me to the ranch, and I’ve been thriving ever since! When I’m not greeting visitors with a wiggly butt, you can usually find me looking out for my herd, inserting myself in therapy sessions, romping in the grass, or snoozing on a hay bale.

Partnering Providers

Laura Trione, LPC-A

Supervised by Kimberley Mead, LPC-S

∙ Certified Reiki Practitioner
∙ PATH Int'l certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning
∙ Trained in fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship Trauma-Informed Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Laura E. Trione received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas Woman’s University in 2013. She completed her Usui Reiki Certification in 2016 with Karen Hutchins. She acquired her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from St. Edwards University in 2018, with focuses in Human Development, Systems, and Complex Trauma. Laura has over 5 years of experience in equine therapy and completed her certification as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health in 2019 through PATH International. Her education and experience allows her to work with both groups and individuals in this work.

Savannah Arizmendi, LPC-A, LMFT-A

Supervised by Jennifer Burks, LPC-S, LMFT-S

∙ Trained in fundamentals of Natural Lifemanship Trauma-Informed Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy
∙ Trained in Trauma-Focused CBT, Nurturing Parenting, and Gottman Method Level 1

Savannah Wright Arizmendi grew up horseback riding and barrel racing on her family's ranch in Elgin, Texas. She obtained a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Texas State University in 2021. In January 2022, Savannah completed level one training as an equine assisted psychotherapist (EAP) through Natural Lifemanship. Savannah is also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Nurturing Parenting, and Gottman Method level one. Savannah has provided group, individual, and family therapy through Williamson County Juvenile Services, Phoenix Center Ranch, and Integral Care's school based program.

Our Herd


My name is Hercules! I am a palomino quarter horse and I joined Unbroken in July of 2021 with my equally handsome buddy, Prince. I am a very experienced therapeutic riding horse and have enjoyed shifting to this new type of therapy work since coming here. My sensitive nature makes me an exceptionally good teacher for humans, if they can take the time to slow down and listen. Sometimes if you scratch my back, I do a funny little dance with my rear end. Other times, I might just want to stand near you to feel safe, without being touched. I enjoy hanging out in the pond in the summer - in fact, the first thing I did when I arrived here was go for a swim!

Big Red

I joined the Unbroken herd in May of 2023, and have settled in quite naturally. My strength, patience, and intuitive ability to help my herd manage new situations all make me an indisputable leader. While I admittedly love all the ladies, I do enjoy being in what the humans call a "chestnut power couple" with Penny. If anyone enters my pasture I am the first to approach to ask for scratches, and I especially love my belly scratched!


My name is Teddy, and while my exact breeding is up for debate, I am indisputably 100% pure pony awesomeness! I joined Unbroken in late July of 2021 and have really taken to life here with my herd and humans. I spend most of my time playing and hanging out with Penny and Luna (we are known around here as the 3 Stooges, ha!). I love connecting with people and would climb right into your pocket if you’d let me - I’m kind of a “lap pony.” I have a proud prance and a huge heart, and I can’t wait to meet you!


I officially joined Unbroken in December, 2023, and my painted coat adds a beautiful splash of color to the herd! I am a pretty laid back girl, but I am not afraid to step into a leadership role if I need to. The humans learned pretty quickly that even though I lack opposable thumbs, I am still very capable of opening latches and doors just with my mouth. In fact, they have started locking the feed room because of my door opening abilities. So now I just need to learn how to pick locks...


My name is Mimi, and I joined Unbroken in April of 2022. I’m the biggest member of the herd, and I also might have the biggest heart! Fun fact about me: I might look like a bay horse to you, but I am actually a registered Paint, only because I have 2 little white spots on my belly! I have a huge appetite for both food and affection, and if you give me scratches I will be your friend for life.


I’m Penny, and I’m the baby of the herd at only 5 years old! I came here with my best friend Luna in August of 2022. I’ve had no formal training of any kind, but I am endlessly curious and open to trying any new thing, as long as I trust you. I am not shy about walking right up and asking for attention, and I will even wrap my neck around you in a hug! I am besties with Luna, Red and Teddy (even though half the time I am running from Teddy’s pestering!).


I’m Luna, and I came here with my bestie Penny in August of 2022. I’m only 7 years old, and just like Penny I’ve had no real training in my young life. Life at Unbroken has been a big learning experience for me, and it took me some time to get used to life in a new space and new herd. But since I feel safe and supported by my herd and the humans who care for me, I have adjusted very well and made huge progress. My humans say I am like a totally different horse now! I am really good at teaching people to take it slow when trying to build trust.


I’m Melody, and I’m a palomino Thoroughbred, which is quite unusual! When I first came to Unbroken in April 2023, I was accustomed to living in a stall a lot of the time and never really existing in a herd. I struggled with feeling anxious and not having the skills or tools yet to regulate myself or build connection with other horses. But over time I have learned so much from my herd and my humans, and have thrived with their support. I still get anxious sometimes, but now I’m able to calm my brain down pretty quickly all by myself because I now understand that safety and connection are always nearby.

In Memoriam ❤️


Magic was one of the first two horses to ever set foot at Unbroken, and she was such a superstar in every way. She was always there to greet us, and always the first to come trotting over to welcome a new member to the herd. She had her own quirky (if not somewhat dramatic) way of doing things and made us laugh regularly. She showed incredible resilience even after a series of injuries and ailments over the years, never letting anything slow her down much or hold her back. Magic excelled as a therapy horse and touched countless lives in her career. She left us peacefully in November, 2023, surrounded by so much love. She will live on in our hearts forever.


Prince came to Unbroken in July 2021 with his buddy Hercules, ready to retire from a therapeutic riding program and try a different type of therapeutic work. He fit so naturally into the herd as well as our program. He was exceptionally intuitive and always seemed to know where he was most needed. He supported other herd members through difficult periods and transitions, and provided that same solid support for humans. We lost him in May of 2023, and while it was heartbreaking for us and all who knew him, we feel so honored to have been Prince’s home for his last few years. We still miss seeing his beautiful colors popping out from the pasture, and we will forever remember everything he taught us.


We are located on 14 green and serene acres on County Road 463 in quiet Elgin, Texas. We have ample parking, as well as two beautiful ponds on the property. Our two large pastures include shade/wind shelters and will be the site of most of our therapy sessions, weather permitting. The tranquil country setting provides a sense of peace and privacy, and is very conducive to the therapeutic experience. We invite our clients to relish the small escape from the hustle and bustle of life closer to the city and allow it to help them access the quiet place within themselves.

We have a 4-stall barn which also includes an office, restroom, small kitchen and comfortable waiting lounge. While the vast majority of therapy sessions take place out in the pastures or occasionally in our round pen so that the horses can be at liberty to move around as much as possible, the barn provides a nice option in the case of inclement weather.

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Our Therapeutic Approach

Our therapeutic work at Unbroken centers first and foremost around the importance of healthy connection and relationship to the survival of not only ourselves as humans, but of our equine partners as well. We draw largely from the Natural Lifemanship trauma-informed model of equine therapy, but also draw inspiration from other models as well as incorporating some elements that we have developed on our own over time. We provide clients with some psychoeducation to help them understand their own brains better and put a lot of emphasis on emotional regulation throughout the session. We believe our clients are the true “experts” on themselves and already have their own best answers within them; we are simply here to guide and facilitate their process, provide a safe space in which to do so, and offer tools to help them along their journey to empower them to live lives beyond what they thought possible for themselves.

Who We Work With

We see clients age 14 and up who are struggling with the emotional, behavioral and/or psychosomatic effects of trauma – whether the nature of that trauma is physical or emotional, recent, ongoing, or from long ago. We work primarily with individuals, but also reserve several time slots a week for group sessions with clients from treatment centers or outside therapists we contract with.


∙ All sessions are unmounted - clients will interact with the horses on the ground and will not be riding
∙ Duration: individual sessions will last 90 minutes and group sessions will last two hours
∙ All sessions will be conducted by both Hadley and Sarah Beth, as this type of therapy requires a mental health professional and an equine professional working together to maximize physical and emotional safety of the therapeutic space


20 minute intake consultation



$200 / 90 minutes


$150 /per person, 2 hours

*If you are another mental health practitioner or treatment facility interested in bringing your clients or residents for group sessions, please inquire about contracting with us.

Full payment is due at time of service with no exceptions. We accept credit card, check or cash. We do NOT currently accept Venmo or PayPal due to HIPAA compliance issues.

Insurance: We are not on any insurance panels, however clients may choose to see us out-of-network. We will gladly provide you with a coded receipt (“superbill”) upon request which you may then submit to your insurance yourself for reimbursement. As insurance companies and policies differ in their out-of-network benefits, we strongly recommend you check with yours ahead of time to find out how much they will reimburse you for.


Individual sessions

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays:

9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Group Sessions


9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Ready to get started?

Please use the link below to fill out a brief form answering a few basic preliminary questions about yourself. Once we receive and review your form we will send you an email inviting you to join our client portal, and we can move forward from there!

Intro Questionnaire

Interested in Donating an Equine?

A program like ours here at Unbroken can often be a wonderful next chapter for older horses who are perhaps slowing down a bit and ready to retire from a riding program, but are still otherwise healthy, enjoy having a job and getting to engage their brain, and love connecting with people.

Feel free to check out our Equine Donation FAQ to learn more! If you have an equine you are looking to rehome who you think might be a good fit for an unmounted therapy program like ours, please either complete and submit our Equine Donation Questionnaire or simply reach out to us via email or phone so we can discuss further!