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Horses and Human Health

Horses and Human Health: Tiny Horse will have a Big Impact

Horses and Human Health - HopeEven for a miniature horse, Itty Bitty Hope is pretty small. Her height at birth -- just 14 inches -- was tied with the record of the smallest horse on record, according to her owners.
 
And while being tiny may not always be seen as a positive, for a horse who will spend her life as a therapy animal, it couldn't be better.
 

Equine Therapy offers new definition of "Horse Power"

Equine Therapy offers new definition of "Horse Power"When Helen Sorensen hears the phrase "horse power", she thinks of mental health, not fast cars.Equine ability is being harnessed (sometimes literally) at Equine Alliance, Mrs Sorensen's Palmwoods farm, to provide a unique therapy helping people of all ages

Horses and human health: horses bringing peace and hope to veterans

Horses and human health: horses bringing peace and hope to veteransTHE calming power of horses is being used to bring peace and new hope to former servicemen’s lives.

Charity Salute is teaming up with Barden Lane Stables in Burnley to help armed forces veterans cope with their rehabilitation after the traumas of spending time in the world’s war zones.

A special place where the therapists are horses

Horses human health a special place where the therapists are horsesSome might consider activities involving horses as being only for those with strong arms and legs. After all, these animals are large and the movies suggest that a John Wayne or Clint Eastwood type is required to control them.

Horse Therapy: Healing Hooves in South Africa

Horse Therapy in South AfircaAgainst the backdrop of the Tygerberg Hills and fields of ripening vines and flowering plumbago, a chestnut mare and a Basotho mountain pony are being chased around a hay- covered paddock by a gleeful, shrieking horde of novice African cowboys.

Horse has calming effect on cancer patient

Horses and Human Health 

Here's a story from England showing how horses can have a great impact on human health!

Healing horses: Ed the Horse has calming effect on cancer patient

Horses Have a Miraculous Effect on People with Alzheimer’s

Horses Have a Miraculous Effect on People with Alzheimer’sAlzheimer’s and Healing Horses

The breathtaking majesty of equine power and grace has given horses a storied place in the lives and legends of human beings. Now, a new study from Ohio State University has found that horses can also have a near-magical effect on people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Healing horses: horse therapy helps people live in the moment

Healing horses: horse therapy helps people live in the momentHaving spent the last 15 years around horses and people who care for them, it is easy to see the high therapeutic value horses have.

Foals May Offer Clues to Autism

Veterinary researchers at the University of California, Davis, are teaming up with their colleagues in human medicine to investigate a troubling disorder in newborn horses and are exploring possible connections to childhood autism. The common link, the researchers suggest, may be abnormal levels of naturally occurring neurosteroids.

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