Onderstaand enkele publicaties die ons laten zien dat paard geassisteerde programma's niet alleen net zo doeltreffend zijn als niet-paard geassisteerde programma's, maar veelal tot betere en snellere resultaten leiden.

Pegasus, equine assisted therapy for therapy resistant adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, a multiple baseline AB study (vanaf 2021). Kinder- en jeugdpsychiater Jenny den Boer onderzoekt de effectiviteit van coach- en therapiesessies met paarden volgens de methodiek van equine assisted coaching.
In onderstaand artikel meer over de achtergrond van dit onderzoek:

Bachi, K., Teichman, M. & Terkel, J. (2012). Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy for At-Risk Adolescents: The Influence on Self-Image, Self-Control, and Trust. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 17(2), 298-312.

Bass, M. M., Duchowny, C. A. & Llabre, M. M. (2009). The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Social Functioning in Children with Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(9), 1261-1267.

Beetz, A., Uvnäs-Moberg, K., J., H. & Kotrschal K. (2012), Psychosocial and Psychophysiological Effects of Human-Animal Interactions: The Possible Role of Oxytocin. Frontiers in Psychology 2012; 3: 234.

Borgi, M. et al. (2016). Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Jan;46(1):1-9.

Bos-Van Essen, S. M. (2022), Equine Assisted Group Therapy. The Effect on the Quality of Life in Elderly with Dementia. Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie, Nov 18;53(4).

Cappelen, H., Ivarsson, A. & Jormfeldt, H. (2023). The Effects of an Equine-assisted Therapeutic Intervention on Well-Being in Persons Diagnosed with Schizophrenia. A Pilot Study

Chaplin, D. (2010). The Therapeutic Effects of Working with Dartmoor Ponies: a Pathfinding Project, Project Advisor: Paul Broks, School of Psychology, University of Plymouth.

Dampsey, E. (2017). The Effect of Equine‑assisted Psychotherapy on Emotion Regulation: Self‑Efficacy and Self‑Awareness as Potential Mediators. Dissertation in Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.

Ecker, S. & Lykins, A. (2019). Effects of Short-Term Human-Horse Interactions on Human Heart Rate Variability: A Multiple Single Case Study. People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice: Vol. 2 : Iss. 1, Article 2.

Fisher, P.W. et al. (2021). Equine-Assisted Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Military Veterans: An Open Trial..

Gabriels, R. L. et al. (2015). Randomized Controlled Trial of Therapeutic Horseback Riding in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 54(7), 541-549.

Hauge, H. et al. (2014). Equine-assisted activities and the impact on perceived social support, self-esteem and self-efficacy among adolescents – an intervention study. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 19:1, 1-21

Kemp, K. et al. (2013). Equine Facilitated Therapy with Children and Adolescents Who Have Been Sexually Abused: A Program Evaluation Study. Journal of Child and Family Studies 23(3)

Kern-Godal, A. et al. (2016). More Than Just a Break from Treatment: How Substance Use Disorder Patients Experience the Stable Environment in Horse-assisted Therapy. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 10, 19-29.

Klontz, B. T. et al. (2007). The Effectiveness of Equine-assisted Experiential Therapy: Results of an Open Clinical Trial. Society and Animals, Volume 15, Number 3, 2007, pp. 257-267(11).

Kovács, G. et al. (2021), Integrated Equine-assisted Short Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (EASTPP) equals regular STPP and outperforms in overcoming core problems of patients with personality problems: interpersonal sensitivity and self esteem. Open University, The Netherlands.

Lanning, B.A. et al. (2014). Effects of equine assisted activities on autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, aug;44(8):1897-907. 

Lentini, J., Knox, M. (2015). Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy With Children and Adolescents: An Update and Literature Review.  Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 10(3), 278-305

MacDonald, P. M. (2004). The Effectiveness of Equine-Facilitated Therapy with At-Risk Adolescents: A Summary of Empirical Research Across Multiple Centers and Programs, Washburn University

Maujean, A. et al. (2013). Connecting for health: Playing with horses as a therapeutic tool. Journal of Community Psychology, 41, 515–522

Naste, T. M. et al. (2018). Equine Facilitated Therapy for Complex Trauma (EFT-coach). Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 11(3):289-303.

Nelson, C., Dossett, K., Walker, D. L. (2021). Equine-Assisted Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among First Responders. Psychological Reports, Dec 21;332941221146707

Pendry, P. et al. (2014). Improving Adolescent Social Competence and Behavior: A Randomized Trial of an 11-Week Equine Facilitated Learning Prevention Program. Journal of Primary Prevention (35), 281-293.

Pendry. P. & Roeter, S.M. (2013). Experimental Trial Demonstrates Positive Effects of Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) on Child Social Competence. Human Animal Interaction Bulletin, 1(1),1-19.

Pendry. P., Smith, A.N. & Roeter, S.M. (2014). Effects of Equine Facilitated Learning on Diurnal Patterns of Child Cortisol, Human Animal Interaction Bulletin 2 (1), 80-95.

Romaniuk, M., Evans, J. & Kidd, C. (2018). Evaluation of an equine-assisted therapy program for veterans who identify as ‘wounded, injured or ill’ and their partners. Public Library of Science One, Sep 27;13(9)

Russell-Martin, L. A. (2006). Equine facilitated couples therapy and Solution Focused couples therapy: A comparative study. Doctorate of Philosophy, Northcentral University.

Schultz, P., Remick-Barlow, G. & Robbins, L. (2007). Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: A Mental Health Promotion/Intervention Modality for Children who have Experienced Intra-Family Violence. Health & Social Care in the Community 15(3), 265-271.

Signal, T. et al. (2013). Whispering to horses: Childhood sexual abuse, depression and the efficacy of equine facilitated therapy. Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand 5(1), 24-32

Srinivasan, S. M., Cavagnino, D. &  Bhat, A. (2018). Effects of Equine Therapy on Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 5(6)

Suarez, E. (2005). The effects of Equine-assisted Psychotherapy on the Psychosocial Functioning of At-Risk Adolescents Ages 12-18. Unpublished Masters Thesis. Denver Seminary, Denver, CO.

Tetreault, A. (2006). Horses that heal: The effectiveness of Equine assisted Growth and Learning on the behavior of students diagnosed with Emotional Disorder. Unpublished Masters Thesis. Governors State University, University Park, IL.

Trotter, K. S. et al. (2008). A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of Group Equine Assisted Counseling With At-Risk Children and Adolescents. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, Vol. 3(3)

Whittlesey-Jerome, W.K. (2014). Adding Equine-assisted Psychotherapy to Conventional Treatments: A Pilot Study Exploring Ways to Increase Adult Self-Efficacy among Victims of Interpersonal Violence. The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, Vol. 3, 82-101.

Wiese, C., Simpson, R. & Kumar, S. (2016). The Effectiveness of Equine-assisted Therapy in the Treatment of Social and Behavioral Aspects of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 14(3).

Willmund, G. et al. (2021). Equine-assisted psychotherapy with traumatized couples-Improvement of relationship quality and psychological symptoms. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.