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ARTICLES & RESEARCH

 

EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES AS A

HEALTH MODALITY

"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.)

Source:

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

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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.

Source:

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

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