Free webinar on equine and human well-being in therapy programs

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A webinar on January 13 will present the preliminary results of a project exploring the welfare of horses, veterans and first responders involved in therapy programs.

Presented by the Horses and Human Research Foundation (HHRF), Dr Laurie McDuffee, DVM, PhD, DACVS, and Dr William J. Montelpare, Ph.D., will host a free webinar “Equine-Assisted Services as a Treatment for Veterans with PTSD, “an HHRF-funded project exploring the effectiveness of equine psychotherapy on human-horse dyads. The project examined changes in measures of stress hormones and measures of heart rate variability (HRV) in human and equine participants, and symptoms of PTSD in humans, and measured behavioral responses in horses.

The objective of this research project was to ensure that the applications of Horse Facilitated Psychotherapy (VET) were evidence-based and that mutual welfare was achieved by the horses and the veterans / first responders involved. in therapeutic programs.

Upcoming HHRF webinars will cover topics such as veteran and horse research, the relationship between riding and trauma healing, horses in education, and working with clients with the help of horses.

Register for the webinar, at 7 p.m. EST on January 13, 2022.

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