Horses and HEALTH

“Horses and HEALTH Inc. was founded on the principle that all beings deserve a change to heal, learn, recover, and grow.”

-Dr. Cheryl Meola

Horses and HEALTH Inc is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Cheryl Meola and Malaika King Albrecht in Greenville, NC.

Our Purpose

To promote healing through experiential activities with horses. The second part of our name, HEALTH stands for Healing Equals Active Learning Through Horses

Our Mission

To empower individuals with a broad range of personal well-being goals by providing the highest quality equine-assisted services and therapies in an inclusive and welcoming environment.


We are entirely funded by our community, staffed by our community, and provided services for our community. Horses and HEATH Inc promotes connection between all levels of our local community.


If you are interested in donating to support these programs: please email us, message us on Facebook, or submit payment via PayPal. Also you can directly email us at

What We Offer

The organizers of Horses and HEALTH have targeted their energies at two projects.

Equine Service For Heroes

This project offers Veterans and their families a chance to learn together with horses in a relaxed, outdoor environment. We appreciate the power of horses to change lives, and our goal is to assist you with your goals. 

We offer group opportunities as well as for military families. 

These Intensive Day Programs are 2-3 hours for Veterans and their loved ones. They are offered free of charge to participants but we could use your support to keep them running. Check out below for more details.

Part of Our Herd: A Healing Group for Survivors of Domestic Violence

This project is a group offered at no cost to survivors of domestic violence to find empowerment and peace through working with horses.

If you or someone you love has served in the military and want to learn about horsemanship or healing with horses, let us be of service to you. Please message us through Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter! Also you can directly email us at

Future Projects

Better Together: Healing with our Herd - This 6-week course is dedicated towards substance use recovery.

If you're interested in donating...

Every single donation goes directly to supporting the programs we provide. To donate, please message us on Facebook, or submit payment via PayPal by clicking the button to the right. You can also directly email us at

Your kindness makes it possible for us to provide assistance to heroes and their families.

Honored Donors

Horses and HEALTH would like to recognize the Atherton family for their generous donation on behalf of Lieutenant Colonel Jack Atherton. This contribution will be used to provide funding for future therapy group sessions and activities for local Veterans. Services provided include equine-assisted and wellness activities. Thank you Atherton Family for making it possible for us to continue serving the military and Veteran population. 

Lieutenant Colonel Jack Atherton
Lieutenant Colonel Jack Atherton

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