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Behavioural and physiological responses of therapy horses to mentally traumatized humans

By Katrina Merkies, Marnie J. McKechnie, Emily Zakrajsek

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The benefits to humans of equine-assisted therapy (EAT) have been well-researched, however few studies have analyzed the effects on the horse. Understanding how differing mental states of humans affect the behaviour and response of the horse can assist in providing optimal outcomes for both horse...

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  1. Behavior and behavior mechanisms
  2. Cortisol
  3. Heart rate
  4. Hippotherapy
  5. Horses
  6. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder