Research to begin on therapeutic riding’s effect on autistic youth

Therapeutic horse riding and its effect on young adults with autism is to be researched by a team at Pennsylvania’s Slippery Rock University.

The research has been made possible through a $88,000 grant from Horses and Humans Research Foundation. The study will measure stress reduction impact through Therapeutic Riding and HeartMath interventions.

HeartMath is a system of scientific research, techniques, and programs to help build heart coherence and energy reserves.

The team will also study equine stress levels related to participant’s stress levels

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15th December 2016