Monthly Archives: September 2017

Protecting the Bond Between Horse and Rider

Horses have an uncanny ability to raise the emotions of their riders. A simple look with those big brown eyes, the feeling of their velvet hair, the monotonous “clip clopping” of their hooves as they trot down crooked paths; all touch and mend a broken heart. Scientists have taken this incredible connection and measured it, finding a scientific explanation for this unbreakable bond. Anita Maurstad, PhD, professor and researcher in the Department of Cultural Sciences at the University of Tromsø in Norway; teamed up with American researchers Dona Davis, PhD, and Sarah Cowles from the University of South Dakota’s Department … Continue reading