Therapeutic Research

Empirical and peer-reviewed research into Equine Assisted Therapy

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.

‘Queen Of The World’: Experiences Of ‘at-risk’ Young People Participating In Equine-assisted Learning/therapy
A systematic review of the efficacy of equine- assisted interventions on psychological outcomes
The Effectiveness of Equine-Assisted Experiential Therapy: Results of an Open Clinical Trial
A Systematic Review of Effectiveness of Complementary and Adjunct Therapies and Interventions Involving Equines
Equine-assisted psychotherapy: a mental health promotion/intervention modality for children who have experienced intra-family violence
Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy
Autism and Equine-Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Mapping Review

Research Articles – Archery

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Research Articles – Environment Connection

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.

 

 

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