Healing Hoof Steps Equine Assisted Mental Health Counseling and Therapeutic Riding 

"Improving lives one FOOT and one HOOF step at a time."

Mission Statement

Healing Hoof Steps is committed to improving lives, one foot and one hoof step at a time, using a broad range of equine assisted activities and therapy services.  By empowering individuals, couples and families, to define their own successes through working with horses, Healing Hoof Steps continues to improve the mental, emotional, behavioral, social and physical well-being of the NWF Community.


As a 501c3, every gift helps us forward our mission to serve more of the community through horses! 

Healing Hoof Steps is PROUD to be certified and recognized as an EAGALA Military Services Provider.  We are ranked #3  of  27 Programs in the United States receiving funding from the VA's Adaptive Sports Grant.

A 501(c)3 Organization

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What is Equine Mental Health Counseling/Learning?

  • Tri-Team Approach using a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, an Equine Specialist & Horses
  • Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Techniques + Experiential ground activities
  • Not horsemanship or riding
  • Works with metaphors
  • Process feelings, behaviors and patterns

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What is Therapeutic Riding?

  • Sessions on horseback structured to provide cognitive, emotional, physical and social benefits to riders with disabilities
  • Led by experienced instructors in a secured arena
  • Improves flexibility, balance & muscle strength

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Located in Crestview, Florida

What conditions are treated with Equine Assisted Mental Health Counseling and/or Therapeutic Riding?

  • Depression or Anxiety
  • At-Risk Youth
  • P.T.S.D./Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief
  • ADHD
  • Family Counseling
  • Women's Issues
  • ​Autism
  • ​Physical or developmental disabilities