ARTICLES & RESEARCH
EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES AS A
"Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAATs) have been a growing adjunctive integrative health modality, as they allow participants to practice mindfulness, emotional regulation, and self-mastery or self-esteem building skills. Preliminary evidence suggests that these programs may be helpful in reducing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depressive symptoms." (Click 'Read More' below to continue reading.)
Sylvia, L., West, E., Blackburn, A. M., Gupta, C., Bui, E., Mahoney, T., Duncan, G., Wright, E. C., Lejeune, S., & Spencer, T. J. (2020). Acceptability of an adjunct equine-assisted activities and therapies program for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury. Journal of integrative medicine, 18(2), 169–173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joim.2020.01.005
THE HORSE AS A THERAPIST
The Horse as a Therapist: Effects of an Equine Program Without "Therapy" on the Attention and Behavior of Youth Disengaged from Traditional School.
Norwood, M. F., Lakhani, A., Maujean, A., Downes, M., Fullagar, S., Barber, B. L., & Kendall, E. (2021). The Horse as a Therapist: Effects of an Equine Program Without "Therapy" on the Attention and Behavior of Youth Disengaged from Traditional School. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), 10.1089/acm.2020.0500. publication. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2020.0500