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An Equine-Facilitated Prison-Based Program: Human-Horse Relations And Effects On Inmate Emotions And Behaviors
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| Theses | 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...
Sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta : opas sosiaalipedagogisesta hevostoiminnasta
| Theses | 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...
Liminal spaces : therapeutic encounters between horses and adolecents
| Theses | Contributor(s): Stephanie Terre Blanche
In this study, the intersections between Equine Assisted Psychotherapeutic interventions and adolescence are explored. Equine Assisted therapeutic work has recently gained much popularity in the...
Where the Wild Horses Roam: The Cross-Cultural Debate over the Fate of Wild Horses on Yakama Tribal Lands
| Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Smith
The horse has been recognized as an integral part of the Yakama people‘s culture for the better part of the last two centuries. However, in recent decades, the wild horse population on...
Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Grandgeorge, M., Degrez, C., Alavi, Z., Lemonnier, E.
Animals are part of humans' social environment and present numerous benefits. Each partner in a human-animal interaction uses signals emitted by the other (e.g. postures, gestures or gaze...
Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog-human and horse-human attachment bonds
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Payne, E., Dearaugo, J., Bennett, P., McGreevy, P.
This article reviews evidence for the existence of attachment bonds directed toward humans in dog-human and horse-human dyads. It explores each species' alignment with the four features of a...
Cognition and learning in horses (Equus caballus): what we know and why we should ask more
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brubaker, L., Udell, M. A. R.
Horses (Equus caballus) have a rich history in their relationship with humans. Across different cultures and eras they have been utilized for work, show, cultural rituals, consumption, therapy,...
Evaluating the efficacy of equine therapy among at-risk youth: a meta-analysis
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wilkie, K. D., Germain, S., Theule, J.
The present meta-analysis examined the efficacy of equine therapy among an at-risk youth population. Seven studies quantitatively assessed the treatment effects following involvement in an equine...
The impact of therapeutic riding for people with disabilities on variables related to mental health
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schneider, M. S., Harley, L. P.
Substantial anecdotal evidence and some research indicate that therapeutic riding for people with disabilities has a positive impact on mental health. There is similar evidence showing that equine...
The Human-Animal Interaction Scale: development and evaluation
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fournier, A. K., Berry, T. D., Letson, E., Chanen, R.
The purpose of this study was to develop the Human-Animal Interaction Scale (HAIS) and evaluate its reliability and validity. The HAIS is a 24-item self-report instrument designed to describe and...
Changing human-animal relationships in sport: an analysis of the UK and Australian horse racing whips debates
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Graham, R., McManus, P.
Changing social values and new technologies have contributed to increasing media attention and debate about the acceptable use of animals in sport. This paper focuses on the use of the whip in...
Evidence of heterospecific referential communication from domestic horses (Equus caballus) to humans
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Malavasi, R., Huber, L.
Referential communication occurs when a sender elaborates its gestures to direct the attention of a recipient to its role in pursuit of the desired goal, e.g. by pointing or showing an object,...
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy for adolescents experiencing depression and/or anxiety: A therapist's perspective
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wilson, K., Buultjens, M., Monfries, M., Karimi, L.
Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry
School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia.
Effects of horseback riding exercise on the relative alpha power spectrum in the elderly
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cho, S. H.
Arch Gerontol Geriatr
Department of Physical Therapy, Nambu University, 23, Cheomdanjungang-ro, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju City,...
The beneficial effects of horse trekking on autonomic nervous activity in experienced rider with no disability
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Matsuura, A., Maruta, H., Iwatake, T., Kumagai, T., Nakanowatari, T., Hodate, K.
Anim Sci J
Department of Animal Science, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato University, Japan.Towada Riding Club, Towada, Aomori,...
Learning and growth processes facilitated in 9 to 12 year olds challenged with ADHD enrolled on a therapeutic horseback riding programme
| Theses | Contributor(s): Dalia Kreindler
This study investigated the outcomes and practice of Therapeutic Horseback Riding (THR) for children aged 9 to 12 diagnosed with Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The study was...
A Powerful Approach or the Power of Horses: Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy an Effective Technique or the Natural Effect of Horses?
| Theses | Contributor(s): Jessica S. Iwachiw
The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined through time immemorial, and in many instances the relationship between humans and animals has been thought to be good for human well-being....
The potential of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy from the perspective of the licensed mental health practitioner and/or equine specialist in South Africa
| Theses | Contributor(s): Elaine Koekemoer
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a form of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) used to treat individuals’ psychological problems. EAP is an interactive process in which a licensed mental...
Interspecies Relations in Equestrian Sport
| Theses | Contributor(s): Michelle Gilbert
This thesis is a sandwich thesis that explores youth participation in equestrian sport. Each of the three papers that comprise the substantive portion of this thesis are stand-alone papers. Each...
| Organizations | Contributor(s): Savina de Laveleye
Une vie riche d’expériences, de transformations et de passions. Telle est la manière dont je résumerais ma vie. J’ai passé le cap des...