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English Article: Equine-assisted activities and therapy from the perspective of people with multiple sclerosis. Relevance and therapeutic effects

Anne Karen Czerwonka, Simone Pülschen


The present study, conducted within the context of a bachelor thesis, summarises the personal views on the relevance and therapeutic effects of equine-assisted activities and therapy (EAAT) for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The participants were questioned about spending a day with and without EAAT, personal significance of EAAT, the role of the horse in such settings and the relevance of the horse for therapeutic success.
The data indicate that EAAT for people with MS leads to the reduction of symptoms and increases the feeling of well-being. According to their perspectives, it is a holistic approach. The presence of horse and the pleasure make EAAT a significant therapy for the people with MS.


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