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Horses and Human Health

Study of Horse Therapy For Vets Shows Positive Early Results

Study of Horse Therapy For Vets Shows Positive Early ResultsCombat veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) were less depressed and experienced fewer symptoms after participating in a new local therapeutic horseback-riding program, according to a study conducted by the UCF College of Medicine.

Healing horses: the therapy of riding

Healing horses: the therapy of ridingA few years ago, Jennifer Pyjas slipped into a coma after an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant.It took a year in the hospital, but Pyjas recovered and eventually moved from South Carolina to Colorado, partly because her cousin, Robyn Morgan, a long-time volunteer at the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC) in Longmont, knew Pyjas would be a perfect candidat

Horse therapy: horses help people tackle their mental health issues

Horse therapy: horses remind us about our humanityIt’s so cold that pigeons have sought refuge in the barn; they flutter and coo in the rafters. Chunks of ice lie by a water trough with no hope of thawing. And in the center of the arena, six teens wearing thick winter coats jam gloved hands into jean pockets, trying to stay warm, but failing. Nonetheless, the therapist is in and ready to work.

Horse Therapy: Kids Reading to Rescues

Horse Therapy: Kids Reading to RescuesThere’s a place in Middle Tennessee unlike most. It’s a farm with rescue animals and also children, and they compliment each other in a way that’s both educational and therapeutic.
 
At Hickory Hill Farm in Wilson County, rescue horses are utilized in a reading program with children.
 

Turkish Jockey Club opens third Horse Therapy Centre

Turkish Jockey Club opens third Horse Therapy CentreThe Turkish Jockey Club (TJK) has opened a third horse therapy center for children with disabilities in the Şirinyer Hippodrome in the Aegean Sea city of Izmir. Izmir Deputy Governor Erol Türkmen, Provincial Director of National Educati

Horse therapy integrated into senior living facility in Arizona

Horse therapy integrated into senior living facility in ArizonaIf in 1987 you asked David Freshwater and David Barnes if by 2017 they thought they’d be managing 39 retirement communities nationwide—and now creating one of their very own state of the art facilities in Tucson—you might get a laugh.

Equine therapy helping men recover from drug addiction

Healing horses helping cancer patients in India

Healing horses helping cancer patients in IndiaThe Indian Cancer Society (ICS) is trying its hand at equine therapy to help cancer patients overcome the fear and sense of powerlessness that often accompany a cancer diagnosis. Last week, three cancer survivors were taken to the Mahalaxmi Race Course to familiarise them with horses.

Horses helping humans: equine therapy helps child injured during Haitian earthquake

Horses helping humans: horse therapy helps child injured during Haitian earthquakePort-Au-Prince, Haiti --Judeley Hans Debel runs as fast as his prosthetic leg can take him when he arrives at a Haitian equestrian center. A riding session with his favorite horse is the highlight of his week.
 

Using horse training to guide the business elite towards enlightenment

Using horse training to guide the business elite towards enlightenmentLisa Arie has trained with horses for years, but her specialty is in training executives.The so-called "CEO whisperer" lives on 160 acres of Colorado plains, where since 2005, she and husband Jess have run an experiential learning center for CEOs, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs to unplug and discover h

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