Empowering individuals and families to find

hope, healing, and wholeness

through therapeutic work with horses.

Nicole D. Rabe

Nicole has always had a heart for people. Growing up, she loved helping her friends get through problems and was always drawn to those she saw hurting. Nicole was also crazy for horses. What her dad thought was just a "horse phase" never went away and continued to grow as she was able to work with horses here and there. When Nicole found out that her passion for horses and her desire to help those hurting could be paired together in Equine Assisted Therapy, she knew that was the career for her!  After achieving an associate's degree in Psychology for Christian Counseling, Nicole will continue on to get her Professional Life Coach certification. Her dream is to work with women and girls who have had to endure the awful world of sex trafficking. Nicole currently instructs horsemanship sessions at Take Heart.

Sarah R. Walter, M.A.

Involved in various volunteer opportunities and ministries since she was young, Sarah’s heart for those needing healing and restoration grew.  Sarah pursued ways to help others at Valley Forge Christian College and through missions trips. Sarah received her M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling at Lancaster Bible College and is currently pursing her Professional Counseling License. Her background experiences include family-based therapy, school-based therapy, equine therapy, and individual therapy. Sarah loves creative arts and finds it tremendously helpful for therapeutic activities.  Sarah is an ordained Pastor, currently serving as Associate Pastor at Mosaic Church, Kenhorst, PA. Sarah’s love for horses began as a child, with horseback riding providing a sense of comfort and peace. She believes the ability of a horse to create an atmosphere that encourages growth and change for an individual’s journey for healing is truly a miracle to witness and she feels blessed to take part in that process.

Ashley D. Freeman

Ashley was able to grow up around horses and riding and they have played a huge part in her life. In 2015, Ashley helped facilitate Take Heart's Cowgirl Up! Summer Camp. She recently graduated from Willow Street CTC Campus studying Large Animal Science, and has various certifications in the large animal field. Every step along the way has been answer to prayer, and has created this amazing journey. Ashley has experienced first hand the amazing healing that can come from horses. She has a strong passion for children, horses, and healing brokenness. She feels like there is nothing better than to have horses be a part of someone's healing, life-changing experience. Ashley is currently a horsemanship instructor at Take Heart and looks forward to helping with groups.

Meagan L. Good, M.A.

Take Heart began with a desire to combine passion with service. Meagan has been fascinated with horses since her first childhood riding lessons. She rode in 4-H for several years and in 2005, purchased her first horse, Charley. As a shy teenager, working with horses built Meagan's confidence, provided a place of peace, and taught life-lessons such as patience, goal-setting, and the value of hard work. She felt called to one day pair her passion for horses with her desire to help people in some way - and received a specific calling to do just that through equine assisted therapy. Meagan graduated with her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Lancaster Bible College. She is working toward her state license as a professional counselor. Meagan opened Take Heart in 2014 with one horse and the blessing of a generous dairy farmer who allowed her to use his horses and property.  She feels blessed to be part of this amazing ministry that keeps growing, and the incredible journeys of her clients. Meagan is also an adjunct professor of Equine Assisted Therapy at Lancaster Bible College. She and her husband live on the Take Heart property in Mohnton, PA.