Studies and Research

Here are some links to articles about studies and scientific research on the effectiveness and results of equine-assisted therapy. For these and other press accounts of the people and organizations engaged in equine-assisted therapy around the world, please see our Facebook page.

Study finds equine-assisted therapy reduces post-traumatic stress in youth
https://www.horse-canada.com/horse-news/study-finds-equine-assisted-therapy-reduces-post-traumatic-stress-in-youth/

Study shows success of specialized equine therapy for PTSD sufferers 
 http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/study-shows-success-of-specialized-equine-therapy-for-ptsd-sufferers-1.3368353#

Behavior of autistic children toward pets improved after therapeutic horse-riding
http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2017/03/05/behavior-autistic-children-pets-therapeutic-horse-riding-study/#CKUE8Ide7iH3M3CU.99

Good vibrations: Horse-riding can improve children’s learning ability, study suggests
https://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2017/03/03/good-vibrations-horse-riding-childrens-learning-ability/

Study harnesses healing power of horses for dementia
http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article110368207.html

Study finds horse therapy helps patients focus, feel positive
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/horse-therapy-study-1.3835876

Horse therapy found to improve resilience in marginalised youths
http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2016/07/02/horse-therapy-improve-resilience-marginalised-youths/#axzz4DG9ucFIP

Patients with substance-use problems describe value of horse therapy
http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2016/06/13/patients-substance-use-problems-horse-therapy/#axzz4BUxko05r

Riding as therapy: Studies focus on horseback riding for multiple sclerosis patients
http://www.whidbeynewstimes.com/life/riding-as-therapy-studies-focus-on-horseback-riding-for-multiple-sclerosis-patients/

Ride On Center conducts therapeutic riding research with universities. Studies examine horses’ effect on children, veterans
 https://communityimpact.com/austin/healthcare/2016/06/08/ride-center-conducts-therapeutic-riding-research-universities/

Horses comfort people with early onset dementia, their caregivers
http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/healthy-choices/article71167572.html

Horse riders have the “right stuff”, a German study suggests
http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2016/03/03/horse-riders-right-stuff-german-study/#axzz41qjpEHAN

Horses help combat bullying in innovative project 
 http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/bullying-horses-andreas-liefooghe-523124

Horse therapy improved memory and attention in cerebral palsy patients
http://horsetalk.co.nz/2015/12/21/horse-therapy-memory-attention-cerebal-palsy/#axzz3v0kYeDfT

Horses prove worth in getting patients to complete substance abuse treatment
http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2015/10/17/horses-patients-substance-abuse-treatment/#axzz4eWu6tFlP

Horse therapy for vets shows positive early results  
https://today.ucf.edu/horse-therapy-ves-shows-positive-early-results/

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