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  1. Walk With Me

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    Walk With Me is a non-profit equine therapy organization focused on the psychological healing of those suffering the effects of trauma, addiction, loss, and poverty. 

  2. Heroes and Horses: Veteran and Equine Experiences with Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy

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    | 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...

  3. RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center

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    RideAbility is a Therapeutic Riding Program, Equine Facilitated Activity Program, approved 501 (c) (3).  RideAbility’s mission is to offer a wide range of horse-related programs to children, adults, and families with special needs to promote physical, psychological, emotional,...

  4. Horses Spirits Healing, Inc.

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    Horses Spirits Healing, Inc. (HSHI) is a nonprofit organization funded by the generosity of local individual and corporate donors to help disabled veterans find the ability to heal through equine therapy. With the backing of veteran-honoring donors, equine therapists partner with military...

  5. The Riding Therapy Center (RTC)

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    ‚ÄčThe various forms of therapy received through The RTC's programs have shown marked improvement in balance, coordination, fine and gross motor skills, cognitive and social skills, sequential thinking, and increased self-esteem among other numerous benefits all while learning to ride a...

  6. Animals as Natural Therapy

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    Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) offers healing programs for at-risk youth & veterans based on the knowledge that animals can teach humans important life skills, such as: respect for self and others, boundaries, self-management, and clear communication. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, ANT operates...

  7. Hooves Marching for Mercy

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    The first part of our mission is... Rescuing and providing sanctuary to abandoned, sick/injured, and abused potbelly pigs and other animal friends, as we have room. The second part of our mission is... Providing sanctuary and a peaceful and healing environment for military, military...

  8. The Human-Animal Bond and Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress

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    | Contributor(s):: Melissa White

    This study explored the lived experiences of Operational Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) service members with combatrelated posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms who had a companion animal postdeployment. Twelve OEF and OIF veterans participated in...

  9. Pinnipeds and PTSD: An Analysis of a Human-Animal Interaction Case Study Program for a Veteran

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    | Contributor(s):: Rachel A. Wortman, Theresa Vallone, Michele Karnes, Christine Walawander, Dion Daly, Bonnie Fox-Garrity

    The objective of this study was to examine the impact of a pinniped (grey and harbor seals) facilitated human-animal interaction pilot program on the self-reported PTSD-like symptoms of a veteran. This study analyzed preexisting, deidentified data that represented the participant’s scores...

  10. Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Veterans with Combat-related PTSD

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    | Contributor(s):: Nichole Nelson

    The purpose of this paper was to determine whether animal-assisted therapy is effective in treating combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. While the intent was to discover the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy, articles which discussed only the use of psychiatric service dogs...

  11. Challenged Champions Equestrian Center

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    Challenged Champions Equestrian Center was established in 1997 as a non-profit charitable corporation. Using the horse and its environment, we provide equine assisted activities for people with a variety of special needs.The mission of the Challenged Champions Equestrian Center, Inc. is to...

  12. BEAMING Inc.

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    BEAMING Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization based in Neenah, Wisconsin, and a member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International. Founded in 2004, BEAMING exists to enhance the quality of life for people with special needs by developing...

  13. Equine Assisted Transitions, Inc.

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    Equine Assisted Transitions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - receiving tax exempt status in November 2009.    It was founded by Susan Garon, a licensed marriage and family therapist who developed a pilot program, Horses Healing Hearts, in Anderson County, Kentucky in June...

  14. Christine Marie's Star Riders

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    Christine Marie's Star Riders is a and recreational horseback riding program for children, adults and military veterans with special needs. Star Riders is an operating center for PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) with its program site at the Marina...

  15. The effect of a service dog on salivary cortisol awakening response in a military population with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    | Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., Bryce, C. I., Granger, D. A., O'Haire, M. E.

  16. Edward DeSantis

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  17. Until Tuesday: a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him

    | Contributor(s):: Luis Carlos Montalván, Bret Witter

  18. K9 Camo Companions

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    Our Goal is to give back to Veterans who served in the United States military by matching them with a companion dog that is rescued and trained under canine good citizen standards.

  19. Service Dogs 4 Servicemen

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    SD4SM provides service dogs to veterans at a low cost. We provide on-going training and assistance for the Veteran/Service Dog Team and their families for the life of their dogs, as well as educational programs for both public and private entities. Our Service Dog programs are our way of...

  20. SquirrelWood Equine Sanctuary

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    Fostering the human-horse bond by PEOPLE HELPING HORSES - HORSES HELPING PEOPLE." SES strives to create an environment of healing and hope to both horses and humans struggling in the aftermath of trauma.