Heroes and Horses: Veteran and Equine Experiences with Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Karen Elizabeth Krob
Equine-based programs with goals of helping Veterans and those involved in Veterans' lives are quickly gaining in number and popularity. A number of hypotheses exist as to why such programs might be effective, but what is the experience of those participating in such programs? Further, it...
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...
The Experience of Equine Assisted Personal Growth
| Contributor(s):: Darling, Kathryn M.
The Feasibility of Implementing Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapy Curriculum in Higher Education
| Contributor(s):: Colston, Calyn Marie
Development of a Structured Horseback Riding Therapeutic Program for Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy
| Contributor(s):: Taylor Sunshine Clark
This research concentrates on the development of a therapeutic horseback riding program for young adults with Cerebral Palsy enrolled in the non-profit program, Always Wanted a Riding Experience (A.W.A.R.E) in San Marcos, Texas. This project involves a 21- year-old female with severe spastic...
The Effect of Hippotherapy on Balance Ability in Subjects with Balance Disorders
| Contributor(s):: Lauren Patricia Kelley, Brian Garner (adviser)
Hippotherapy is a type of therapy that utilizes the motion of a horse to facilitate the stimulation and stretching of muscles in people with disabilities in order to increase strength, balance ability and coordination. Though hippotherapy facilitators, patients and their parents claim that this...
Comparing the pelvis kinematics of able-bodied children during normal gait and when riding a therapeutic horse
| Contributor(s):: Brandon Rhett Rigby, Brian A. Garner (adviser)
Hippotherapy is a treatment strategy that uses horse movement as physical therapy tool for clients with a broad range of diagnoses including cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. The prevailing theory is that the gait motion of the therapeutic horse provides sensory stimulus and movement...
Increasing public awareness of the benefits of hippotherapy: an advocacy plan
| Contributor(s):: Melanie A. Vohnout
Therapy comes in a variety of forms and methods, each having its own unique benefits. One particular group of therapy programs is known as equine assisted therapy, this is where the horse is used in the therapy process. A more specific type of equine assisted therapy...
Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies
| Contributor(s):: Petitto, Carol C.
Horse medicine: A spiritual orientation to equine assisted activities and therapy
| Contributor(s):: Raiborn, Starla
Effects of an Equine Assisted Activities program on youth with Emotional Disturbance: A pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Stebbins, Tira