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  1. Hooves for the Heart

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    Hooves for the Heart, LLC offers hippotherapy lessons and programs in Western Colorado.  In our program the use of equine therapy is designed to help heal children who suffer from emotional problems including Reactive Attachment Disorder and mental traumas by interacting with equines on...

  2. Bridge Riding for the Disabled

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    Bridge Riding for the Disabled is a Thirty one year old program located in southwestern Ohio, serving over 50 riders a year. Dedicated to helping disabled people, both children and adults, find new freedom through their experiences with horses. We serve many individuals with a variety of...

  3. Inspiring Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc.

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    Inspiring Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship,Inc., a 501c(3) non profit organization that was founded in 2013. The program is served by two certified PATH, Intl. riding instructors and a board of directors. ISTH is also a PATH  International Center  member and TRAV center member. Our...

  4. Bridle Paths

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    Bridle Paths is a nonprofit organization that offers strength, support, and healing to individuals and families through safe, effective, and high-quality equine-assisted activities and therapies. We provide therapeutic horseback riding instruction, equine-assisted learning, and equine-assisted...

  5. Hooves of Hope Equestrian Center

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    Hooves of Hope Equestrian Center, Inc is a non-profit organization that has been providing equine assisted activities to individuals with diverse needs from the serene location of Crest View Farms, LLC since 2006, with trained staff that have been providing therapeutic riding lessons in this...

  6. Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center

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    We are a nonprofit Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center.   Our center is affiliated with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, (PATH International).   Our center offers a year-round therapeutic recreational horseback-riding program for special needs children and...

  7. Happy Trails Therapeutic Horsemanship

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    Happy Trails Riding Academy is a PATH International premier accredited center which enriches the lives of children and adults with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities through equine facilitated therapy. Therapeutic horsemanship has been proven to provide a unique opportunity for...

  8. Freedom in Motion Riding Center

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    Established in 1996, Freedom in Motion Riding Center has twenty years experience in providing adaptive riding lessons. We specialize in early development and children with autism. Our remarkable horses and  volunteers are what make our center one of the most popular around...

  9. Long-Term Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Robin L Gabriels, Zhaoxing Pan, Noemie A Guerin, Briar Dechant, Gary Mesibov

    This paper presents 6-month follow-up data of 44% (N = 64/116) of participants (ages 6–16 years) with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, who participated in a previously-published randomized controlled trial of therapeutic horseback riding (THR) compared to a no-horse contact...

  10. Animal-assisted therapy—Novi trend u liječenju osoba s psihičkim i intelektualnim smetnjama

    | Contributor(s):: N. Prosinečki

  11. Attitudes to and beliefs about animal assisted therapy for children with disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Yap, E.

  12. Affectionate Interactions of Cats with Children Having Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: lynette arnason hart, abigail p thigpen, Neil H Willits, Leslie A. Lyons, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Benjamin L Hart

    Mental and physical benefits of dogs have been reported for adults and children with special needs, but less is known about benefits of cats for children. A cat that can be held by a child could provide important therapeutic companionship for children with severe or less severe autism spectrum...

  13. Equ-Librium

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    Founded in 2001 and located on an 18+ acre farm in Nazareth, PA, Equi-librium provides individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, as well as social/emotional needs, with accessible and affordable therapy by utilizing horses as therapy tools. Equine Assisted Activity & Therapy...

  14. Stonybrook Farm

    Storybook Farm is a magical nonprofit ministry where courageous children faced with a variety of physical, emotional, social and cognitive challenges embrace and celebrate life!Storybook Farm’s mission is to walk alongside children with uncertain futures and provide them with...

  15. Child-Canine Bonding in Children with ASD: Findings Within and Across Case Studies

    | Contributor(s):: Kathryn Struik, John-Tyler Binfet

     The demand for support for families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of companion canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD, however, face formidable...

  16. The effects of hippotherapy in children and adolescents with autism : a systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Emily Layne Ybarbo

    The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate the effectiveness of hippotherapy, also known as horse- or equine-assisted therapy, for improving the socialization and communication behaviors of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The PubMed research database was...

  17. Westonwood Ranch

    | Contributor(s):: Lindy Wood

    Westonwood Ranch will offer a unique learning curriculum to improve life skills and vocational skills to young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Program participants will have the opportunity to engage in a vast variety of skill sets and activities. Similar to a “college...

  18. THE EFFECTS OF HIPPOTHERAPY ON MOTOR ABILTIES AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION FOR CHILDREN WITH ASD DIAGNOSIS

    | Contributor(s):: Shannon Coyle

    Due to the increasing number of children diagnosed with ASD, alternative forms of therapy, such as hippotherapy, are becoming more popular. This study aimed to investigate the impact of hippotherapy treatment on 4 children age (5.33 ± 1.6) with an ASD diagnosis. Social communication was...

  19. Smiling Goat Ranch

    Our non-profit has a simple mission: to bring the healing effects of horses, movement, nature and supportive community to autism families, veterans with PTSD, children and adults with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and related conditions free of charge.

  20. 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...