A 501(c)3 Organization

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

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

We offer two distinct programs at Healing Hoof Steps

Healing Hoof Steps Equine Assisted Mental Health Counseling and Therapeutic Riding 

  • PATH Certified Riding Instructors
  • Ages 5yrs & up
  • Riding Activities
  • Holistic Approach
  • Not Covered By Insurance
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Ages 5yrs & up
  • Non-Mounted Activities
  • HIPPA Compliant
  • May Be Covered By Major Medical Insurance

Therapeutic Riding Program

Located in Crestview, Florida

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

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

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Mission Statement

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


Mental Health Counseling

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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


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