Healing Hoof Steps Equine Assisted Mental Health Counseling and Therapeutic Riding 

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

Therapeutic Riding Program

A 501(c)3 Organization. Text HOOFSTEPS to 850-757-2920 to make a DONATION today!

  • PATH Certified Riding Instructors
  • Ages 5yrs & up
  • Riding Activities
  • Holistic Approach
  • Not Covered By Insurance

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Vision Statement

Passionately impacting our community by engaging horses and innovative techniques at a premier facility to improve the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of the Emerald Coast


We offer two distinct programs at Healing Hoof Steps

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
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Ages 5yrs & up
  • Non-Mounted Activities
  • HIPPA Compliant
  • May Be Covered By Major Medical Insurance

Located in Crestview, Florida

Mission Statement

To create lasting, positive change in the lives of individuals along the Emerald Coast through therapeutic engagement with horses.


Mental Health Counseling

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