Many horse people believe their horse understands them on an emotional level and offers comfort.
However, there is very little scientific research that actually backs up that belief.
That’s where University of Guelph researcher Dr. Katrina Merkies comes in.
“My research focuses on horse/human interaction ... more working on the ground and working around horses and how horses respond to different movements, different ways that humans work and approach horses,” said Merkies.
“The logical field to look at that is in equine-assisted activities, whether it’s therapy or just learning activities of some sort. I guess it all sort of does come back to how horses and humans interact and looking with an eye to the welfare of the horse.”
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