Grants Available for Therapeutic Effects of Horses on Humans


The Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) invites proposals to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The Foundation’s broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact physical and mental health and the quality of life for people with disabilities who are involved with equine-assisted activities/therapies.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, taking into account scientific merit, scientific and clinical significance and relevance to areas designated by the Foundation. Preference will be given to investigators who have solid credentials and research experience and are associated with institutions located in the US or Canada. The average grant award is $50,000 for up to a one-year period. Interested researchers may contact the foundation for information on programs that provide equine-assisted activities/therapies for possible collaborations. Guidelines and application materials are available on the HHRF website at


  1. I run a small theapeutic horsemanship center and special olympics coach. We are in need of funding and can’t find anyone to help us at all. I am afraid that this wonderful program that is avaiable to anyone regardless if they can pay or not will be going down the drain, if we can not get enough funding to finish up this year. We were hit with some natural disaters this year and are too small to recover on our own. We tried the federal goverment with no help because we are small. We do a lot of fundraisers but they are not enough. We are a non-profit. We are called Susan’s Place Rt1 Box 95 Comanche OK 73529 580-439-8857

  2. Aloha from hawaii. Im looking into starting a thearaputic horse riding program here i. Hawaii at my home. Would you folks happen to know of any grants that are available? I have 1 1/2 to work with… Please let me know whats out there


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