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  1. Yes U Can Therapeutic Riding

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  2. Captive Audiences: Interactions Between Visitors and Bonobos at the San Diego Zoo

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    | Contributor(s):: Elena Miyoko Carver

    Primate exhibits in American zoological parks, especially those featuring the great apes, are among the most compelling, complex, and popular exhibits for visitors, and are a primary way the American public becomes familiar with our closest living relatives. In this study, I approach the...

  3. The Magic Horse Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The Magic Horse Therapeutic Riding Center exists to make a life-enhancing difference for disabled people and their families through the magic and power of the horse. Our program empowers riders with a sense of independence and acceptance through the use of Equine Assisted Activities (EAA). We...

  4. Therapeutic Horsemanship Equestrian Center, Inc. (T.H.E. Center, Inc.)

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    Therapeutic Horsemanship Equestrian Center, Inc. (T.H.E. Center, Inc.)  stands dedicated to improving the cognitive, physical and psychological abilities of individuals with disabilities and special needs through our nurturing therapeutic horsemanship program. T.H.E. Center, Inc. was...

  5. Special Spirit Inc.

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    Special Spirit Inc. provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons to children and adults with physical and cognitive challenges. As a PATH Int'l Certified Member Center, we have highly qualified instructors teach horsemanship skills to our riders. Increased strength, balance and self-esteem...

  6. Horses for Healing Therapeutic Horseback Riding

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    All Horses for Healing sessions are supervised by certified riding instructors. Each instructor has undergone a stringent certification process and possesses a strong equine background, as well as an understanding of various disabilities through continuing education based on the annually...

  7. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center

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    Located overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara, Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center offers life-changing experiences to people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities.  Since opening in 1985, thousands of individuals of all ages and disabilities have benefited from...

  8. Healing Pastures at C Horse Ranch

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    Healing Pastures at C Horse Ranch is a facility dedicated to a healing environment focusing on courage, confidence and caring. Our dedicated staff and volunteers are committed to the philosophy that our clients are treated with compassion and respect. We are a place of learning for both...

  9. Handi-Riders

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    Handi-Riders is a local non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) to children and adults with disabilities in Northern California since 1981. This proven form of therapy is recognized as an approved form of therapy by the...

  10. Halleck Creek Ranch

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    For nearly 40 years Halleck Creek Ranch has helped people with disabilities live a life without barriers through therapeutic horseback riding. Therapeutic horseback riding is a valuable form of physical and mental therapy, as well as an effective way for people with disabilities to access...

  11. Stable Hands

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  12. Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding

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    Established in 1978 and located in Orange County, California, the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center serves people with disabilities who can benefit from therapeutic riding and activities around the horse. We offer our clients a variety of programs that include physical, occupational, and...

  13. Exploring the differences between pet and non-pet owners: Implications for human-animal interaction research and policy

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    | Contributor(s):: Jessica Saunders, Layla Parast, Susan H. Babey, Jeremy V. Miles

    There is conflicting evidence about whether living with pets results in better mental and physical health outcomes, with the majority of the empirical research evidence being inconclusive due to methodological limitations. We briefly review the research evidence, including the hypothesized...

  14. Ivey Ranch Park

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    Ivey Ranch Park is dedicated to encourage the interaction of those of all ages, with and without disabilities, by providing educational and recreational activities. Since 1983 we have served children and adults with disabilities but will not exclude the able bodied, since integration, inclusion...

  15. Horses Unlimited, Inc.

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    Horses Unlimited, Inc. (HUI) is a non profit corporation founded in the fall of 1993.  We are located in Graeagle, California in the northern Sierra Nevada mountains of Plumas County.  HUI is a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH...

  16. GAIT (Green Acres Interactive Therapy)

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    GAIT was started over 40 years ago by the founder Margaret Rich who was encouraged  by her pediatrician father to start working  with children with special needs. Her father agreed with Winston Churchhill who said that "the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a...

  17. Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center

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    Every year, hundreds of people come to Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, wanting to break down barriers that may keep them from reaching their full potential. We serve people representing a wide a range of ages, disabilities, and needs. Through our equine therapy programs, we assist...

  18. Freedom in Motion Riding Center

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    Established in 1996, Freedom in Motion Riding Center has twenty years experience in providing adaptive riding lessons. We specialize in early development and children with autism. Our remarkable horses and  volunteers are what make our center one of the most popular around...

  19. Equu8 Horsemanship and Therapeutic Riding

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    Founded in 2013 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EQUU8 (pronounced "equate") and its unique certified equine-assisted disability services cannot exist without donations and sponsors. Most of our participants and their families already face financial and other burdens because of...

  20. Equi-Ed

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    Begun in 1993, Equi-Ed was a part of the Special Education Department of Santa Rosa City Schools. Equi-Ed maintains an affiliation with the Adapted Physical Education and Equine Science departments of Santa Rosa Junior College and offers horsemanship instruction, competition opportunities, and...