Horses and Humans Research Foundation Launches New Open Access Research Collection in Partnership with ScienceOpen

The Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) is thrilled to announce the launch of a groundbreaking interactive collection of research articles on horse and human interaction. This initiative, hosted in collaboration with ScienceOpen, aims to significantly enhance the accessibility and dissemination of research in the fields of equine-assisted services and therapeutic riding.

The new platform, accessible directly from HHRF’s website starts April 30, 2024 and provides a central hub where researchers and practitioners worldwide can access hundreds of scholarly articles, books, and book chapters. This freely accessible resource is updated daily, ensuring the latest research is readily available to a global audience.

This initiative originated from a collaborative idea with HETI (The Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International), recognizing the need for a specialized platform that not only hosts research articles but also facilitates communication and networking among researchers and practitioners.

Key Features of the HHRF Collection on ScienceOpen:

  • Daily Updates: The collection is refreshed daily with new articles featuring key research terms related to horse-human interactions.
  • Open Access: Filter all results by “open access” to find freely available research.
  • Global Accessibility: Researchers and practitioners worldwide can access the platform for free, ensuring broad dissemination of information.

HHRF CEO, Dr. Pebbles Turbeville, commented on the launch: “We are so excited about this collection on HHRF’s web page and to have the opportunity to assist practitioners and researchers with finding articles. This project is a key component of HHRF’s strategic plan, expanding the impact of research and education while facilitating collaborations.”

Dr. Stephanie Dawson, ScienceOpen CEO, says, “The collaboration with HHRF to create an interactive collection of horse and human interaction research not only broadens the reach of valuable scientific insights but also reinforces our commitment to advancing open science.  We are delighted to facilitate access to this vital research, ensuring it is freely available to enhance global knowledge and application in the field.”

HHRF is committed to improving the lives of both humans and horses through rigorous scientific research and education. This new platform will offer free content but also aligns with our mission to enhance the accessibility and impact of research in our field.

About Horses and Humans Research Foundation:
HHRF is a leader in facilitating research on the interactions between horses and humans, striving to build evidence-based practices that improve wellbeing and performance. Our partnerships and collaborations aim to expand knowledge and practical applications in this unique field.

About ScienceOpen:
ScienceOpen is a professional networking platform with over 90 million academic records, offering a dynamic environment for researchers to share findings, conduct peer reviews, and engage with the global academic community. ScienceOpen’s infrastructure supports a wide range of scholarly publishing and interactive discovery services, enhancing the visibility and impact of research across disciplines.

For more information about the HHRF and the new research collection, please visit

Contribute to HHRF today and help ensure that important research and education on horse-human interactions continues. For more information about HHRF visit the website or contact Dr. Pebbles Turbeville, CEO at

Mission: “Through sustained investment in rigorous research and educational initiatives, Horses and Humans Research Foundation serves as a catalyst to advance global knowledge of horse-human interactions and their impact on health and well-being of people, horses and other equines.” * such as Donkeys and Mules

CONTACT: Dr. Pebbles Turbeville, CEO or