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Published Study Finds Equine-Assisted Therapy Effective

By BloodHorse Staff, February 11, 2021 - An eight-week study of patients with PTSD found evidence at the neurobiological level that such programs are effective in treating the ailment. Read Article

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Horse & Rider: Horses Helping Seniors

Horse&Rider, May 2019 - It’s well known that horses offer therapeutic benefits. New research is showing how they can help people with dementia and their caregivers. Learn how special equines enrich the lives of people with dementia and those who care for them here. Read Article

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Equine Assisted Therapy: A Unique and Effective Intervention

Psychology Today, Mar 2019 - There is increasing recognition and integration of Equine Assisted Therapy in the traditional mental health field. Growing evidence supports the effectiveness of treatment with horses in a therapeutic environment. Read Article

Human-Animal Interaction and Metaphor in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

HAI Bulletin, 2018 - Research was conducted on equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning (EAP), aimed at identifying and examining process variables. Read Article


Do Horses Like Humans? A New Study Shows That They Understand Our Emotions, May 2018 - If you have ever owned or spent a lot of time riding with one particular horse, chances are good that you've felt some sort of special connection with them — and wondered if horses even like humansRead Article


Horses Change the Brain Wave Patterns of Humans

Horse Reflections, May 2017 - Our connections and desire to have a relationship with animals dates back tens of thousands of years. Seems like there is something special and mystique in connecting with horses. People of all ages feel drawn to horses because of their magical beauty, grace, majestic stature and strength. Read Article

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