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Study Asks: Do Horses Respond Differently to People with Psychological Issues?

The University of Guelph’s Dr. Katrina Merkies recently led a study, funded by the Horses and Humans Research Foundation, which asked: “Can horses distinguish between neurotypical and mentally traumatized humans?” Dr. Merkies shared the following findings, which she says will…

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Benefits of Equine Therapy Highlighted in Journal of Child and Family Studies

The findings from a Horses and Humans Research Foundation funded project “Effects of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy on Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Youth” were recently published in the peer-review Journal of Child and Family Studies. The study abstract is as follows: Equine-assisted…

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Equine-Assisted Therapy Survey

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) has developed a program called Focused Research Initiatives (FRI). HHRF will be selecting specific areas of interest and establishing teams to champion the initiatives. The end result will be the development of a specific…

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Grants Available for Research on the Impact of Horses on Humans

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) announced recently an open call for proposals to investigate the impact of horses on humans. The Foundation’s broad research agenda includes basic research that will ultimately impact physical and mental health and quality of…

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Study Shows Equine-Assisted Therapy Strengthens Mother-Child Bond

A Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) funded study has been published in the Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Childhood. Principal Investigator Andrea Beetz PhD shared the news recently that her team’s research project entitled A Comparison of Equine-Assisted Intervention…

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Benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy in Doubt Due to Lack of Research

In response to a paper published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the Horses and Humans Research Foundation is seeking help to fund research into equine assisted therapy. The following is an excerpt from a recent Horses and Humans Research…

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