Autism and Equine Therapy

In 2018, researchers conducted the first large, randomized study of its kind to show a lasting reduction in irritability and other positive social communication impacts on children with autism through therapeutic horse riding.

Under the direction of Robin Gabriels, PsyD, professor of psychiatry at the CU School of Medicine, the team studied 127 children ages 6 to 16. This study was the first to show that 10-weeks of therapeutic horseback riding resulted in significant social improvements.

Read the full story, “Children with autism spectrum see benefits from equine therapy,” on the CU Anschutz Today website.