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Impact of Equine Activities on Youth

Press Release: Scientific Paper Published by Penn State Grad Student Crystal Smith February 2006 Professional Animal Scientist Periodical

The American Youth Horse Council has partnered with Pennsylvania State University to conduct research that quantifies what we already know: Kids + Horses = Magic, validating the measurable impact of equine activities on youth development.

Can Spending Time with Horses Help

Copyright © Horses Helping People 2010

Horsemanship has many therapeutic benefits for those with or without mental or physical difficulties by improving mental and physical wellbeing in a number of ways. It can help people from all kinds of backgrounds, including those that are usually hard to engage. Here are some of the ways it can help...

Karen Waite, Equine Extension Specialist, Michigan State University

"Horses Provide an outlet for stress reduction, mood improvement...[that] may provide a type of therapy much different from traditional means."  Equine Extention Specialist, Karen Waite, from Michigan state University discusses the mental, emotional, and social benefits of horses on their human counterparts.

Horses Teaching Humans

By University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment

"..Horses have much to teach us, and it’s really changing that old paradigm of horses being the receivers of what people know, to people being the receivers of what horses know and how, together, we can create collaborative learning relationships” details Lissa Pohl, MA,  program and outreach associate, and researcher with the University of Kentucky’s Center for Leadership Development in the College of Agriculture.

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