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English Abstracts: Horse Assisted Therapy in Children with ADHS

Erwin Breitenbach, Annette Gomolla, Svenja Radeck


The study investigates the extent to which ADHD specific symptoms and disorders in the social behavior change positively in connection with horse-assisted therapy. Eleven children (seven boys and four girls) with ADHD aged 8 to 11 years received horse-assisted therapy consisting of 13 sessions. In the pre-post comparison, there were significant improvements in inattentiveness and hyperactivity / impulsivity. In the area of social behavior, there were predominantly positive tendencies. Due to the lack of a control group, the results can only be interpreted to a limited extent as a therapeutic effect.