Director of Equine Therapy
Dr. Tufia Steidle
Dr. Tufia Steidle is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Steidle holds both a Master’s and Doctorate degrees in psychology and is an EAGALA certified therapist. She has over 20 years’ experience in working with numerous populations to help individuals alleviate psychological and emotional issues, including extensive work in the use of equine therapy.
At our ranch in Rancho Santa Fe, California, LPR provides equine therapy for individuals struggling with all types of personal issues, including PTSD, depression, trauma and abuse. The interaction with the rescued equines on the property helps individuals build confidence, reduce anxiety and start their personal healing process.
“This place is saving my life…”
“When I was going through chemo, I got very depressed and a friend suggested I volunteer, I found the Laughing Pony Rescue and my depression is a thing of the past. Celia is amazing and will teach you so much. The lessons are reasonable and the horses are very sweet. The horses and I might come to the rescue broken but we leave healed. The founder and all the volunteers are so dedicated to these beautiful horses. This is an amazing place to be a part of.”
— Kathleen F.