While empirical and peer-reviewed research into Equine Assisted Therapy is still relatively new, please check back as we add to these documents frequently.
Recent research by the Man O’War Project in the US found “equine assisted therapy to be highly desirable and feasible with 92% of the patients who started the treatment completing the protocol – demonstrating high retention than most PTSD treatments of any kind”. ……… It also showed, “signification improvement … in both PTSD and Depressive symptoms on clinician ratings and self reports. Brain imaging (MRI scans) revealed significant structural and functional changes in areas of the brain responsible for reward-seeking and the experience of pleasure”. Refer to Research – Man O’ War Project (mowproject.org)
Equine-facilitated psychotherapy for at-risk adolescents: The influence on self-image, self-control and trust.
While empirical and peer-reviewed research into Bush Therapy / Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing) is still relatively new with approximately 2 decades of research; please check back as we add to these documents frequently.