• Shadydale Equine Center

    Passionate Reins for Change, LLC

    Life is a Journey, when there is Grace and Guidance...there is Hope!


    Welcome to PRC! I've had the pleasure of working with horse for the last 13 years. One thing I know for sure is that they have played a major role in my healing journey that I call LIFE. Peter Scazzero says, "journey's involve movement, action, stops and starts, detours, delays and trips into the unknown". The challenge of our journey is to shed our "old, false self", in order to live authentically in our "new, true self". When was the last time you told yourself, "you are loved", or that "you really matter"? Are you using the gifts and talents that God gave you? Jesus lived in His true self even to the point of disappointing many of the folks around him. Would you be willing to disappoint someone if it meant truly living the life God has prepared for you? If so, PRC offers the time and place to explore your true self through horses and hands on activiites with a Certified Life Coach and horse professional. Come...let's get started on this journey together!


  • Who we are

    An Equine Facilitated Learning center where we "hold space" for each individual to find their "true self" on this journey we call life. We offer this through equine life coaching and equine assisted psychotherapy.

    Authentic Horsemanship

    Learning from the horses natural state of being as a prey animal and applying what you learn allows for transformation in the human condition. It brings mind, body, spirit together to help form the perfect you that God created you to be.

    Coaching with Horses and Online Coaching

    Wouldn't it be nice to have a partner that listens, is able to be vulnerable and speak truth while supporting your movement to reach your highest goals? Whether you choose to be in person with the horses or online, Linda will commit to sharing the journey and traverse the hills and valleys along side of you.

    Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

    This is an experiential model that involves using horses on the ground where they are free to give unbiased feedback to the client. This type of therapy fosters the freedom we need to explore ways of moving forward and breaking out of the old habits that get in the way of our authentic self. http://groundedstridescounseling.com

  • Our Team

    Collaboration is key to success! PRC works together with a Licensed therapist to bring you Equine Assisted Psychotherapy at Shadydale Equine Center Traveler's Rest, SC 29690

    Grounded Strides Counseling, LLC

    Kathryn Davis, M.A, LPC #5656

    864-877-7025 ext. 703

    Kathryn received her M.A in Community Counseling from Denver Seminary in 2011. She is an LPC in South Carolina, and is certified with Eagala to offer equine-assisted psychotherapy, which integrates counseling with horses. She is passionate about incorporating nature and horses into the counseling process, as both cultivate a powerful experiential component that integrates the head, heart and body. She works from a person-centered, Narrative, Faith-based framework.  http://groundedstridescounseling.com



    Linda Yopp, Equine Specialist & Life Coach

    864-449-8460 or Passionreins@gmail.com

    Linda has been in tune to horses since she was a child. She admires their ability to communicate with one another on a level above their human counterparts by using mainly their body language and pure unbiased instincts. As a horse owner over the past 13 years, she has come to know the power of the herd for the benefit of the human race. She strives to share her passion and commitment to the horse as a teacher and facilitator to help humans gain insight into their false self so they can start living the life they were designed to be. Linda is certified under Eagala as an Equine Specialist(2014) and also certified through Equine Alchemy as an Equine Life Coach (2018). http://eagala.org      http://equinealchemy.com

    Bobbie Shannon, MA, LPC

    864-457-6315 bobbieshannon55@gmail.com

    Bobbie Shannon has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 33 years. She is licensed in both North and South Carolina. She completed her undergraduate work at Gardner Webb University and her graduate at Webster University.

    She began her career at Polk Mental Health working with youth at risk and added adults and families. She spent 9 years as the counselor at Steps to Hope; Polk County's domestic violence shelter and worked exclusively with women's issues. This included but was not limited to, domestic violence, sexual assault, codependency, and self-esteem issues. Bobbie believes in meeting people where they are and then help them discover their own solutions.

    Her specialties include trauma, addictions, depression, anxiety, and family work. She is trained in the Eagala model of equine assisted psychotherapy (2009) and continues the equine work in her private practice in Tryon, NC.

    Bobbie enjoys gardening, reading and spending time in nature. Her lifelong passion is the love, care and rescue of animals.

    Arenas For Change (ARCH)

    As a founding member of Arenas for Change (ARCH), Passionate Reins for Change, LLC is actively engaged with worldwide industry thought leaders and colleagues dedicated to continuous personal and professional development and innovation, providing the best services we can for our clients.


    As a collaborative approach, the EAGALA Model incorporates a licensed Mental Health Professional and a qualified Equine Specialist working together with horses and clients as equal partners in an experiential process that empowers life-changing outcomes.

    Horses are intelligent prey animals. To evade predators, horses have evolved to be extremely sensitive to their environment. They instinctively analyze and react to our body language and other nonverbal cues providing us with valuable feedback and insights for other areas of our lives.

    Horses are large and powerful. It is hard to ignore a horse with their size and presence. We can't just control a powerful horse. Approaching horses helps us reflect how we approach our relationships and how we can face other big and overwhelming things in our lives.

    Horses are herd animal with distinct personalities. Horses are social animals with defined roles within a herd. They have distinct personalities, attitudes and moods. They could be stubborn or they could be playful. In other words, horses are like us.

  • Meet the Herd

    The outside of a horse is good for the inside of man -Winston Churchill

    Wingo is a 10 yr. old Oldenburg gelding

    Wingo is a left brain extrovert who loves to play. He is not easily intrigued unless you can support him in a creative, consistent and confident way.

    Alekzander is a 16 yr. old Arabian gelding

    Alekz is a right brain introvert. He enjoys patterns and repetition games. He seeks partnering with a human he can trust is not going to push him too far too quickly in their relationship. Once you get to know Alekz he will certainly teach you a lot about being "slow and steady".

    Pnut is a 20 yr. old Morgan mare

    Pnut is a right brain extrovert. She is quick to move and very curious of her surroundings. She loves a gently scratch in her favorite places and can teach the importance of boundaries and focus.

    Mocha is a 7 yr. old Shetland pony gelding

    Mocha is a sweet boy who enjoys hanging out with anyone willing to give him a little rub along with some green grass.

  • Events & Updates

    Keeping you up to date on volunteer opportunities, workshops, and wellness activities down on the farm

    Volunteer Opportunities


    From mucking pastures, picking up sticks and tending to the trail, there is always work to be done at the farm. We cherish our volunteers who love to be outdoors while helping around the farm.

    Hiking for Wholeness with Horses

    This is a course dedicated to finding direction to our one true self. This course is more about the journey of unlocking old patterns of behavior, overcoming obstacles that are getting in your way, and learning to choose the path that was meant for you. This is the preparation for your journey to wholeness and it is our hope you will end with the beautiful gift of connection not only to your true self but with another sentient being...the horse.

    Call for more information: Linda @ 864-449-8460

    Overcoming self-esteem issues- women's group


    Call for more information: Linda @ 864-449-8460