The basis of our programs is supported by research. We continue to improve our programs through on-going investigation and data collection. As the use of horses in learning and therapy is a growing trend in Australia, it comes with many challenges and confusion about the use and impact of such interventions.
Our Equihands program is built on the foundation of Equine Assisted Learning. Whilst there is research available on Equine Assisted Learning, the majority has been conducted in North America and the UK. There is limited research in Australia, hence the rationale for founder, Linda Wong, for completing a PhD in this area.
Below is a sample of some research papers that you might find interesting. If you are not able to access the full paper, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a copy.
Equine Assisted Learning
- The Helping Horse: How Equine Assisted Learning Contributes to the Wellbeing of First Nations Youth in Treatment for Volatile Substance Misuse
- Addressing the needs of the Millennial workforce through equine assisted learning
- Not just horsing around: The impact of Equine Assisted Learning on Levels of Hope and Depression in At-Risk Adolescents