Research in equine-assisted mental health has explored how people develop trust by working with horses, but is trust the same for horses as it is for humans?
Social psychologists agree that trust involves giving up some control and accepting vulnerability, with the expectation of being protected from harm.
Dr Robin Foster, Researcher and equine behaviour…Continue
Added by Lindsay Grice on October 31, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
“How important is it to bond with my horse?”
I’m asked this regularly. I may dig a little deeper, “Tell me what you mean by bonding.”
If bonding means to you:
I’d say that’s very important. However, if you’re hoping for your horse to share your human…Continue
Added by Lindsay Grice on October 24, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
A CBC interview about helmet safety piqued my interest.
I learned that in nearly every study of hospital admission rates, helmeted cyclists are 80% less likely to receive serious head and brain injuries —but these stats apply only for those who get into accidents.
So here’s the flip side –research says that helmeted cyclists bike faster, take more risks, and ride in riskier environments.
We’ve also discovered safety feature in cars give drivers a fall sense of…Continue
Added by Lindsay Grice on October 7, 2016 at 7:55am — No Comments