About Us

Our Mission

Walk On Water is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving individuals the opportunity to experience and bond with horses in a safe and loving environment. We are committed to teaching responsibility, self-confidence, teamwork and communication skills with the help of our equine partners. We have and joyfully accepted students of all abilities and backgrounds including veterans, individuals with special needs or at-risk individuals.

Our Services


Riding Lessons

Walk on Water provides riding lessons for typical children and adults. All experience levels welcome!

Learn More

Therapy Riding Lessons

We offer riding lessons to individuals with special needs. We are PATH certified and specialize in Equine Assisted Therapy.

Learn More


Walk on Water is proud to provide Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) services for our patients.

Learn More

Pet Therapy

We offer Pet Therapy, also known as animal assisted therapy, using our miniature horses and chickens with our Path certified trainers.

Learn More

Summer Programs

Each year, we provide summer riding and drama programs for children ages 5-18. Be sure to grab your spot early!

Learn More

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers to joint he Walk on Water family. All experience levels are welcome!

Learn More

Patricia Bryan

Executive Director

Patti Bryan is Founder and Director of Walk on Water Equine Assisted Therapy. She began this adventure 16 years ago with the intent of reaching out to her community with God’s word using horses paired with volunteers and including local businesses as sponsors. Patti has a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Physiology and Masters Degree in Health and Public Affairs and worked as a Cardiac Rehab Therapist at Wuesthoff Hospital. She is also a certified teacher and has taught in Brevard County Schools as well as Christian Schools in the area.  She holds a license as a dance teacher and traveled extensively as youth choreographer and dancer for Project Restoration.  She resides in Merritt Island with her husband, Doug, and has four children and four grandchildren.