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Encountering the Other: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Horse/Human Interaction
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| Contributor(s):: Hana Gartner
This thesis asks how and why a serendipitous and spontaneous personal encounter with a being from another species created an ongoing bond. Through the lens of three intersecting disciplines: environmental studies, animal behaviour and health science, I explore how the horse, over time, has gone...
Effects of a Form of Equine-Facilitated Learning on Heart Rate Variability, Immune Function, and Self-Esteem in Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Ann L. Baldwin, Barbara K. Rector, Ann C. Alden
Equine-facilitated learning (EFL) helps people access their immediate sensations and feelings because horses, as prey animals, are continually aware of their environment and provide instant feedback to human behaviors and emotions. We hypothesize that during EFL, older people become more aware...
Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding Association
We serve people from: Community Entry Services (a local organization that provides a full array of services for individuals with developmental disabilities), C-V Ranch (a residential school and treatment facility for multi-handicapped and emotionally disturbed youth whose education needs are not...
Gaits of Harmony
At Gaits of Harmony, we believe in the power of the horse to help people of all abilities with their mental, physical, social and emotional well-being. Through our programs in therapeutic riding/horsemanship, hippotherapy and interactive vaulting, children and adults receive specialized riding...
Using Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) to Examine the Effects of Equine Assisted Activities on the Personal and Professional Development of Student Therapists
| Contributor(s):: Dianna Isabel Giraldez
The Introduction to Equine Assisted Family Therapy course offered at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) provides Master’s and Doctoral level student therapists the opportunity to learn how to conduct an equine session and how to utilize horses as part of the therapeutic process. Students...
Outcomes in language and social skills as seen in children with autism and developmental disabilities participating in equine assisted activities
| Contributor(s):: Megan Koenigseder
Individuals with developmental disabilities commonly present characteristics that include deficits in social and communicative abilities. A number of intervention strategies have been implemented, but none have proven to be most effective. A somewhat novel approach known as equine assisted...
DLB Ranch, Inc
Equine Assisted Therapy (EAP/EAT) offers many benefits to individuals, groups and families that specifically address mental, emotional and behavioral issues. An EAP/EAT session is designed to address mental health and human development issues quickly, directly and effectively coordinated...
Horses are Worth More Than Riches: Parental Perceptions of the Relationship Between Equine Assisted Activities/Therapy and Listening and Spoken Language
| Contributor(s):: Kelsey M. Large
The purpose of this study was to determine parental perceptions of the impact of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAAT) on the listening and spoken language skills of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Parents of children who are DHH and communicate through listening and...
Just Jocking? An Exploration of how 10-12 year old Children Experience an Equine Assisted Learning Programme, in a DEIS School, in Limerick city.
| Contributor(s):: Kate Bronwyn Jones
Throughout Irish history, the horse has had many uses. In modern Ireland, some communities have harnessed the power of the horse to deliver a range of social interventions. However, at present, there is little published research about equine assisted programmes in Ireland. The main intention of...
An Equine-Facilitated Prison-Based Program: Human-Horse Relations And Effects On Inmate Emotions And Behaviors
| Contributor(s):: Keren Bachi
Policy makers and correctional authorities are seeking ways to enhance effectiveness of incarceration and reduce recidivism. Equine-facilitated prison-based vocational programs aim to rehabilitate inmates. Informed by the theories of attachment and desistance, this study evaluates the emotional...
Sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta : opas sosiaalipedagogisesta hevostoiminnasta
| Contributor(s):: Pia Leppälahti, Nina Nicol, Heidi Rietz-Korpela, Heidi Svanström
Sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta on laaja-alaisesti kuntouttavaa ja kokonaisvaltaisesti henkistä hyvinvointia lisäävää toimintaa. Toiminnan perusteeksi tehdään aina yksilöllinen suunnitelma, jonka pohjalta toiminta on tavoitteellista....
Jun 23 2017
Equine Assisted Interventions: A Therapeutic Approach
The horse as an "enabler" in horseback riding : the history of therapeutic horsemanship
| Contributor(s):: Susanna Hedenborg
The horse as an “enabler” in horseback riding – the history of therapeutic horsemanship The purpose of this paper is to explore and analyse the history of therapeutic horsemanship in Sweden. Sports used as therapy have a long history. This paper however, will focus...
We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit equine assisted activities and therapy program located in Middleburg, Florida. It is our mission to improve the quality of life of children and adults with various diagnoses with the help of our incredible horses. It has been our delight to serve Northeast Florida...
Mar 21 2017
18th Annual EAGALA Conference
Brief report: The effects of equine-assisted activities on the social functioning in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: Anderson, Sophie, Meints, Kerstin
Grand Valley Equine Assisted Learning Center (GVEALC)
GVEALC's mission is to provide opportunities with horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing. Our population includes children, adults of all abilities, as well as veterans, law enforcement officers, victims and those in need of powerful healing. We operate the horse...
HOOVES was originally started in 2009 after founder Amanda Thompson found her personal healing through horses. Starting with just one veteran, she realized that what she had discovered was powerful beyond words. In 2011 HOOVES became an official 501(c)(3) Non-profit. The mission of...
Horses of Hope Oregon
The former Adaptive Riding Institute has been re-named Horses of Hope, to show the welcoming spirit that resonates within our stable, and our community of clients, volunteers, staff, board of directors, donors, and sponsors. We wish to give credit where it is due – to our incredible...