There is a large body of research supporting the theoretical and technical backing of therapeutic horseback riding. The following studies are some of the recent publications on the effects of therapeutic riding:
-"THE EFFECTS OF EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY IN IMPROVING THE PSYCHOSOCIAL FUNCTIONING OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM" (https://search.proquest.com/openview/b32dbb0c59d4f396b8f7e13a4f9a7778/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=52199)
-"The effect of equine assisted therapy in children with autism spectrum disorders"(https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/670e/fd1e8bdf111be6c83fa0957b26a513130b49.pdf)
-" ‘It just opens up their world’: autism, empathy, and the therapeutic effects of equine interactions"
-"Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy: Increasing Engagement for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder"