Horses & Humans Research Foundation Call for Abstracts for 4th Annual Connect, Learn and Inspire Conference Abstracts Due Friday, October 29, 2023

The Horses & Humans Research Foundation  (HHRF) invites researchers, scholars, and practitioners to submit abstracts for our upcoming conference, which will be held in San Diego, California, February 24 &25, 2024. Join us in advancing the understanding of the profound and multifaceted relationship between humans and horses.

Conference Themes Include:

  • Equine-Assisted Services: Present your research on the therapeutic benefits of equine-assisted services, including equine-assisted activities and therapies, equine-assisted learning, and equine-facilitated psychotherapy.
  • Horse and human interaction topics or areas that are in need of investigation through research.
  • Equine Well-being: Explore topics related to equine behavior, welfare, and the human impact on these areas, emphasizing the ethical treatment and care of horses.
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches: Highlight the intersection of various disciplines, such as psychology, neuroscience, veterinary science, and education, in understanding the dynamic between horses and humans.
  • Cultural and Historical Perspectives: Examine the historical, cultural, and artistic aspects of the equine-human bond, and how it has shaped societies and culture throughout history.

Submission Guidelines:

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 29, 2023

Notification of Acceptance: November 10, 2023

Engage in thought-provoking discussions and networking opportunities with leading experts in the field. Attend workshops, presentations, and interactive sessions that explore the latest research and best practices. Immerse yourself in the beautiful and vibrant culture of San Diego, known for its stunning beaches, rich history, and diverse culinary experiences.

For more information and updates, visit our website:

For submission questions contact Dr. Pebbles Turbeville at

Contribute to HHRF today and help ensure that important research and education 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