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  1. H.O.R.S.E.S. Inc

    H.O.R.S.E.S., Inc. (Helping Others Reach Success using Equine Services), is a PATH, Intl. Equine Assisted Therapy Center. We are a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that is run on grants, donations and with the assistance of volunteers. We have several programs to...

  2. Paws 4 Love HPHP

    To help people through beneficial contacts with companion, therapy animals and deliver quality animal-assisted activity and therapy programs, to unite people who have mental and physical disabilites and patients in health-care facilities with professionally trained animals to help improve their...

  3. Equi-Kids

    Equi-Kids provides, promotes and supports equine assisted activities for individuals who have mental, physical, emotional, social or learning disabling conditions

  4. Front Range Hippotherapy

    Hippotherapy Physical Therapy Services in the Boulder/Longmont Area Hippotherapy can be a valuable physical therapy tool for individuals with mental and physical disabilities. Our physical therapist has over 18 years of experience and we own and operate our family-friendly facility in Longmont,...

  5. Cloud Dancers Therapeutic Horsemanship Program, Inc.

    Cloud Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides equine-assisted experiences for individuals who are mentally, physically, emotionally or socially challenged.

  6. Lend a Paw

    New Leash On Life is proud to introduce the Lend a Paw program. Since 2005, Lend a Paw has been committed to enhancing the lives of individuals experiencing physical, mental, emotional or life challenges by providing social and therapy dogs to offer assistance, warmth, compassion, unconditional...

  7. Patchogue Rotary Animal Assisted Therapy (PRAAT)

    Patchogue Rotary Animal Assisted Therapy (PRAAT) incorporates programs that provide the joy and companionship of pets and animals to children in libraries, to those who are ill, mentally or physically handicapped, or otherwise disadvantaged.

  8. Freedom Dogs

    Freedom Dogs offers custom-trained specialty service dogs to wounded members of the military returning from armed conflict. It is reported that 40% of all returning troops suffer from PTSD. Many of these returning men and women are so mentally, physically or spiritually broken that they have...

  9. A review of the human–horse relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Martine Hausberger, Hélène Rochea, Séverine Henrya, E. Kathalijne Visser

    Despite a long history of human–horse relationship, horse-related incidents and accidents do occur amongst professional and non professional horse handlers. Recent studies show that their occurrence depend more on the frequency and amount of interactions with horses than on the level of...

  10. An analysis and evaluation of Sit Stay Read: is the program effective in improving student engagement and reading outcomes?

    | Contributor(s):: Corinne Serra Smith

    Sit Stay Read is a unique literacy intervention program that uses dogs in the classroom to improve student reading and writing outcomes in select, disadvantaged Chicago Public Schools. The goal of this research study was to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the Sit Stay Read program in...

  11. Another breed of "service" animals: STARS study findings about pet ownership and recovery from serious mental illness

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer P. Wisdom, Goal Auzeen Saedi, Carla A. Green

    This study elucidates the role of pets in recovery processes among adults with serious mental illness. Data derive from interviews with 177 HMO members with serious mental illness (52.2% women, average age 48.8). Interviews and questionnaires addressed factors affecting recovery processes and...

  12. Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.)

    Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.), a federally-registered 501(c3) nonprofit, was formed in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association to promote equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs....

  13. Process, perspectives and benefits of animal assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Laurie Christine Paquette

    The purpose of this study was to understand mental health/human services professionals‟ processes, perspectives, and beliefs about animal assisted therapy. There has been an increase in the use of animals in therapy over the last 40 years. Animals are being used to help clients with a variety...

  14. Darwin, victorian literature, and the great web: Analyzing and dismantling the human superiority complex

    | Contributor(s):: Farhad R. Anwarzai

    In my essay, I will argue that the discrimination and cruelty humans project towards other humans mirrors the discrimination and cruelty humans project towards other species. A moral justification exists behind the need to discriminate against another human or animal. Therefore, the concept of...

  15. Animal-assisted therapy with farm animals for persons with psychiatric disorders: effects on self-efficacy, coping ability and quality of life, a randomized controlled trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Bente Berget, Oivind Ekeberg, Bjarne O Braastad

    Background: The benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) for humans with mental disordershave been well-documented using cats and dogs, but there is a complete lack of controlled studiesusing farm animals as therapeutic agents for psychiatric patients. The study was developed in thecontext of...

  16. Use of ''entertainment'' chimpanzees in commercials distorts public perception regarding their conservation status

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    | Contributor(s):: Kara K Schroepfer, Alexandra G Rosati, Tanya Chartrand, Brian Hare

    Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are often used in movies, commercials and print advertisements with the intention of eliciting a humorous response from audiences. The portrayal of chimpanzees in unnatural, human-like situations may have a negative effect on the public's understanding of their...

  17. Practical bond considerations: Dealing with client emotional or mental limits

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    | Contributor(s):: Myrna Milani

    If dealing with time, financial, or physical limits, causes some clinicians to flounder, dealing with emotional or mental ones causes many to sink like rocks. Once again, this doesn’t occur because veterinarians do not care about their clients’ special needs. Most genuinely do. However,...