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  1. Equine-Facilitated Counselling and Women With Eating Disorders: Articulating Bodily Experience

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    | Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Hillary Sharpe, Tom Strong

    Disordered eating is on the rise and our current conceptualization and treatment of such problems neglects a corporeal-relational understanding in favour of a more cognitive approach. In this hermeneutic phenomenological study, I explore the experiences of fourteen women with eating disorders...

  2. From Steppe to Stable: Horses and Horsemanship in the Ancient World

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    | Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Carolyn Willekes, Waldemar Heckel

    This dissertation is a re-evaluation of the horse in the ancient world. The approach is not based on humans and human controls, rather it seeks to examine the equines of antiquity from the viewpoint of the horses themselves. This is accomplished by looking at equine conformation and how form...

  3. "Maintaining the Mobility of the Corps:" Horses, Mules, and the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps in the Great War

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    | Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Andrew McEwen, Patrick Brennan

    Animal transportation played a crucial role in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the Great War. In an era of growing mechanization and technological development, horses and mules still provided the overwhelming bulk of draught power in the combat zone. They hauled artillery,...

  4. Heroes and Horses

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    | Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South

    Heroes and Horses is a Montana-based nonprofit organization that has created an innovative, three-phase reintegration program, which is offered to qualifying combat veterans (at no cost to them) suffering from PTSD. Our program utilizes the remote wilderness of Montana, coupled with human and...

  5. A Different Approach to Horse Handling, Based on the Jeffery Method

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    | Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Judith K Blackshaw, Des Kirk, Sharon E Cregier

    A method of horse training is discussed which is based on an old technique known in Australia as the "Jeffery method." It makes use of several behavioral principles, including understanding of horse behavior, reinforcement for desired behavior, and use of flight distance principles.

  6. Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South

    At Leaps & Bounds, we provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services for children of all ages in the Inland Empire and Orange County who are at risk for, or who have difficulty participating in typical, age appropriate activities. Our therapists are highly...

  7. Effect of hippotherapy in the global motor coordination in individuals with Down Syndrome

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    | Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South, Valéria Sovat de Freitas Costa, Hudday Mendes da Silva, Monique de Azevêdo, André Ribeiro da Silva, Ludmila Lucena Pereira Cabral, Jonatas de França Barros

    Introduction: Down syndrome (DS) of all genetic syndromes is the most common. In Hippotherapy, three-dimensional movements, provided by horse walking, awaken in the body of children with DS a large amount of sensory and neuromuscular stimuli, which directly interfere with overall development...

  8. Horses and Mules of the Canadian Artillery and Ammunition Columns during the First World War

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    | Contributor(s):: Samantha Lemna, Patrick Brennan, Marcy Wilhelm-South

    This thesis develops a narrative for the horses and mules of the Canadian artillery units and ammunition columns, while consequently expanding that of the soldiers serving alongside them. Carrying out mounted, draught, and pack work, these animals played an invaluable role in military...

  9. Little Horses Big Smiles

    Little Horses Big Smiles is an all volunteer 501c3 non profit that provides animal assisted therapy and activities to various type of health facilities, schools, and other special events. ​Charlie (The STAR) is a 2.5 year old miniature horse. Charlie and I are a registered animal assisted...

  10. Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch

    Nestled among the towering pines of Spring, Texas, lies Inspiration Ranch; a special place where remarkable learning opportunities and personal victories are happening every day for individuals with special needs.We are a Premiere Accredited Center through the Professional Association of...

  11. Fulfilling the Fundamentals of Life: A Grounded Theory of the Process of Human-Horse Relationship Development

    | Contributor(s):: Darlene Joy Chalmers, Constance Barlow (adviser), Cindy Adams (adviser)

    This thesis explores how relationships develop between humans and their equine companions, and how such relationships may be mutually beneficial. Specifically, the research question asks: What are the processes that occur in the interaction between humans and horses? The research employs a...

  12. Pegasus Therapeutic Riding

    Pegasus Therapeutic Riding - All Special Needs, All Ages - is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization based in Palm Desert, California. Started in 1981, its equine therapy program was developed and improved between 1986 and 1996 and then expanded.

  13. Touching Smiles Equine Therapy

    Touching Smiles Equine Therapy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 recognized nonprofit organization that brings miniature horses to children and adults. Through direct contact with these wonderfully perceptive creatures, we see increased self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-control. It has been shown that...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. Medicine Horse Program

    Medicine Horse Program enhances the mental health and life skills of youth, adults, families, and groups through therapeutic interaction with horses.Medicine Horse Program is a 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of adolescents, adults and families...

  17. Special Equestrians of Georgia

    Recognizing a need in her community, Stacey Edwards founded Special Equestrians of Georgia in 2006.  A registered PATH International Instructor, Stacey and her team bring therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with physical, emotional, behavioral and developmental...

  18. 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...

  19. Prancing Horse Center

    Prancing Horse Inc. is a PATH ( www.pathintl.org ) Premier Accredited therapeutic riding center that provides a needed service to persons in the Sandhill’s NC area. We have been headquartered in Southern Pines, NC for the past 30 years, providing service to our local...

  20. Ride On

    Ride On teaches adaptive horseback riding to children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and we provide physical, occupational and speech therapy specializing in using the movement of  the horse to improve specific medical conditions. Founded in 1994,...