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Current research suggests that Equine Therapy provides benefits for at-risk children and teens, teens with anxiety and depression, people with mental health and behavioural disorders, children who have witnessed intra-family violence.

Aduddell, M.M. (2003). Effects of equine assisted psychotherapy on

adolescent attitudes and behaviors. Colorado Christian University

Cantin, A., & Marshall-Lucette, S. (2011). Examining the Literature on the

Efficacy of Equine Assisted Therapy for People with Mental Health and

Behavioural Disorders. Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Research

and Practice, 8(1): 51-61.

 

Ewing, C.A., MacDonald, P.J., Taylor, M., & Bowers, M.J. (2007). Equine-

facilitated learning for youths with severe emotional disorders: A

quantitative and qualitative study. Child Youth Care Forum, 36, 59-72.

Karol, J. (2007). Applying a Traditional Individual Psychotherapy Model to

Equine-facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP): Theory and Method. Clinical Child

Psychology and Psychiatry, 12(1): 77-90.

Klontza, B. T., Bivensb, A., Leinartc, D., & Klontzd, T. (2007). The

Effectiveness of Equine-Assisted Experiential Therapy: Results of an Open

Clinical Trial. Society and Animals, 15(3): 257-267.

Schultz, P. N., Remick-Barlow, G. A., & Robbins, L. (2007). Equine-

assisted Psychotherapy: A Mental Health Promotion/Intervention Modality

for Children Who Have Experienced Intra-family Violence. Health and

Social Care in the Community, 15(3): 265-271.