Sally Lehnhardt Joins HHRF Board of Directors

Chagrin Falls, Ohio, January 9, 2018.  Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) welcomes Sally Lehnhardt to their board of directors.  Lehnhardt, from Cockeysville, MD, is a VP at McCormick & Co., Inc. and a lifelong horse enthusiast.  She is a firm believer in the benefits from interaction between horses and humans on multiple levels and has commented that “I do not believe I would be an executive today if I had not been a horse person. The interaction gave me confidence I would not have had otherwise. “

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$10,000 Research Grant to Texas A&M University Team

Horses and Humans Research Foundation awarded $10,000 to Texas A&M University to complete their research project “Tracking Kinematic and Kinetic Data during Horse Riding for Optimizing Therapeutic Outcomes.” This study will investigate the impact the horse’s movement has on a mounted client by measuring both horse and mounted participant simultaneously. 

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Slippery Rock University Mid-Project Report

HHRF awarded a grant in 2016 to Slippery Rock University, under Principal Investigator Elizabeth Kemeny, PhD. The project is entitled “The Effect of Therapeutic Riding on Stress Levels in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders". They submitted a mid-project report and it is available for viewing here

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Interview with Judith L. Gibbons, Ph.D.

I offered to design a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. In the first community, our goal was simply to improve horse welfare, but when we held a “tea” for wives and mothers of the participating men, they surprisingly told us that their husbands and sons had become less violent toward people after learning nonviolent horse handling.

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