Trivia Challenge: Horses and Mental Health

This article is part of our Mental Health Awareness Month. Brought to you by Touched by a Horse.

Photo courtesy of Touched By a Horse.

Trivia Question 1: Which neurotransmitter associated with happiness and relaxation is released when interacting with horses?

A) Serotonin

B) Cortisol

C) Adrenaline

Trivia Question 2: What is the term for ‘trusting your gut’ – a skill that your horse can help you develop if you follow his lead?

A) Empathy

B) Intuition

C) Assertiveness

Trivia Question 3: What is the term for the equine-assisted therapy that pairs an equine partner with a human coach and focuses on helping the client connect with their inner emotions?

A) CBT

B) Equine Expressive Therapy

C) Equine Gestalt

Check Your Answers!

Trivia Question 1 Answer: A) Serotonin. This chemical helps regulate your mood, and is often associated with feeling good and experiencing happiness.

Trivia Question 2 Answer: B) Intuition. Your horse can help you develop your intuition by learning to stay grounded and present in the moment.

Trivia Question 3 Answer: C) Equine Gestalt. This practice pairs an equine coach and a human coach to help clients connect to and process their inner emotions.

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