Can horses really teach us more about ourselves? Evidence that one can effectively learn with horses had been mostly anecdotal, and very little quantitative research has been done. So a team nurse researchers as well as the Center for Leadership Development in the UK conducted a study to test the effectiveness in the emerging field of equine assisted learning.
Animal therapy has been often used as a form of psychological therapy for children and adults alike. The most common has involved dogs or cats.
Now, horses have been found to be just as effective. Researchers have determined that spending time with horses help ease symptoms of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s.