Horses and Humans Research Foundation Welcomes Newest Scientific Advisor to Our Team

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) is pleased to announce our scientific advisory team is growing.  HHRF welcomes our newest advisor, Dr. Amanda Lamp.

Dr. Amanda Lamp has partnered with horses for over 35 years. She has been a working student under three Olympic-level riders on three continents and has trained horses and riders in many parts of the world. During her travels, she was invited to volunteer at Healing Reins Equine Assisted Services (Bend, OR) and instantly knew she wanted to facilitate the healing of humans through equines and educate humans about compassionate care for equines. In school, Dr. Lamp received her BS in Neuroscience and MS and PhD in Prevention Science. Working as an Assistant Professor in the Elson S Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University, her research expertise is in sleep and cognitive performance. To connect her horse knowledge with her research experience, to better serve equines and humans, she received her CTRI (PATH, International) in February 2022 through Free Rein Therapeutic Riding Center (Spokane, WA).

Dr. Lamp shares, “A deeply felt goal of mine is to demonstrate in an evidence-based way the healing power of horses and the great intelligence and knowledge they bring into this world. My hope is that humans learn from and heal through interactions with our large friends and we in turn treat them with great dignity and respect, while showing them love and compassion. My hope is that the lives of equines and humans can be bettered from these interactions and that those that have not experienced the power of equine/human interactions can see the evidence of this power through data. The HHRF mission is exactly aligned with this vision and that is why I reached out to Pebbles about serving as a SAC member for the foundation. I hope that my knowledge with horses and research can be of service to HHRF. “

HHRF Executive Director, Pebbles Turbeville states: “We are so excited to have such an experienced and vested scientific advisor join our HHRF SAC team. Having more advisors will help HHRF review more grant applications as well as more specialized advisors for certain grant topics.”

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

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, HHRF Executive Director, or