The EAGALA Model uses a treatment team consisting of a licensed mental health provider, a Certified Equine Specialist and horses.  Watch to learn how a typical session looks.

The OTD, 710 Psychosocial students at Huntington University's Occupational Therapy Program visited Summit Equestrian Farm in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to learn about EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) Programs.  ​

Introducing ALPHA-Stim. Do you need a better way to relieve pain, control anxiety, fight depression, or treat insomnia? Maybe you’ve tried prescription medications, but they haven’t worked as planned. Perhaps you haven’t tried pills or shots yet because you have well-founded concerns about side effects, interactions, and even addiction.    

Treatment packages are now available at Healing Hoof Steps.  Visit www.Alpha-Stim.com to learn more about the benefits. Treatments range from 20-60 minutes each.

                         HOOFSTEPS4HEROES launched in January of                           2021 to provide camaraderie, healing and self                               discovery to veterans from the saddle.  This program is made possible by the support of local organizations like Cox Communications, Defenders of Freedom Florida and HOPE Matters.  There is NO COST to veterans who qualify for this 6 week therapeutic riding program.

Dealing with Depression or Anxiety

  • Learn self-calming techniques
  • Focus on the present
  • Reconnect with life


Women & Family Services

  • Domestic Violence
  • Foster Families
  • Foster Children

MANE POWER Corporate Team Building Workshops

  • Working as a cohesive team
  • Identify/Overcome Obstacles
  • Improve communication 

The National Geographic Channel has featured Equine Assisted Therapy several times.  

Veterans Services

  • P.T.S.D.
  • T.B.I
  • Reintegration

Couples Workshops

  • Reconnect with your partner
  • Strengthen your relationship
  • Tackle unresolved issues

Healing Hoof Steps Equine Assisted Therapy and Therapeutic Riding 

First Responder Services

  • Stress management 
  • Grief counseling
  • P.T.S.D.

Other Local Equine Programs &

Support Service Organization Links

Located in Crestview, Florida

EAGALA provides services for Active Duty and Veterans of all branches of our Armed Forces. Watch and learn how horses are helping the healing process.


Therapeutic Riding Services

  • Sessions led by PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors
  • Riders ages 5yrs and up
  • Volunteers always needed!

T.R.A.C.S. Program for At-Risk youth

  • Teen boys or girls
  • Responsibility
  • Attention Redirection
  • Communication
  • Social Interaction


Current Services Available

All sessions provided by Licensed Mental Health Counselors or PATH Certified Riding Instructors

A 501(c)3 Organization