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Research Published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science: Behavioural and physiological responses of therapy horses to mentally traumatized humans

Research conducted at Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada was recently published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science.  The study ‘Behavioural and physiological responses of therapy horses to mentally traumatized humans’ examined the effects of equine assisted therapy (EAT) on the horse.  The principal investigator was Katrina Merkies, PhD and the project was funded by the Horses and Humans Research Foundation.  

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HHRF Welcomes Three New Board Members Committed to Advancing Human-Equine Research

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) welcomes three new members to their board of directors.  Evelyn McKelvie, C.E.C., Leif Hallberg, MA, LPC, LCPC and Nancy Waite-O’Brien, PhD recently joined the board bringing a variety of skills and expertise to support this equine assisted activity and therapy (EAA/T) research focused mission. 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: $50,000 Available to Researchers Investigating the Therapeutic Effects of Horses on Humans

Horses and Humans Research Foundation announces an open call for proposals to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The Foundation's broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact physical and mental health and quality of life for those engaged in equine-assisted activities/therapies (EAA/T). Deadline for submission proposals is June 30, 2018. Up to fifty thousand dollars in research funding will be offered through a rigorous application and review process.

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