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  1. Jacobs Mane of Hope

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    We use mini horses for therapy and to bring joy to others. Our mission is to show love and compassion to others through the use of mini horses. Our horses are registered service animals and are permitted in public spaces. The handler has completed the therapy animal course through Pet Partners....

  2. Ride to Walk

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    Ride to Walk was founded in 1985 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Ride to Walk’s mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are...

  3. Children’s evaluations of a therapy dog and biomimetic robot: Influences of animistic beliefs and social interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Barber, Olivia, Somogyi, Eszter, McBride, Anne E., Proops, Leanne

  4. We Invited a Llama to our Library and Here's what Happened: Animal Assisted Activities at the Library

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    | Contributor(s):: Kelly Hallisy, Ben Hogben

  5. Comfort Caring Canines Therapy Dogs, Inc.

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    Comfort Caring Canines Therapy Dogs Inc. (“CCC”) is a dedicated group of volunteers who share the love of their certified canine companions with others in their community. CCC dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and visits range from a simple exchange of smiles and wagging tails to...

  6. At Both Ends of the Leash: Preventing Service-Dog Oppression Through the Practice of Dyadic-Belonging

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    | Contributor(s):: Devon MacPherson-Mayor, Cheryl van Daalen-Smith

    There is a growing interest in the “use” of service-dogs to enable people with disabilities to navigate the world more independently in North American culture. On the surface, while this may appear to be progress, the question remains, for whom? While there is evidence that the...

  7. Animal-Assisted Interventions: Relationship Between Standards and Qualifications

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    | Contributor(s):: Greta Kerulo, Niko Kargas, Daniel S. Mills, Graham Law, Rise VanFleet, Tracie Faa-Thompson, Melissa Y. Winkle

    Ethical practice of animal- assisted interventions (AAI) requires appropriate qualifications and experience for all parties involved. Recently introduced and updated Standards of Practice emphasize the importance of AAI- specific training and qualification for different types of AAI, which...

  8. Are Nurses Joining the Ride? Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Khalid Bandar Almasloukh, Pamela Stewart Fahs

    Background: Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) is a rapidly growing practice that is described as therapeutic and entertaining. Complementary therapies such as EAAT are gaining acceptance as the health care needs of the population are changing. Method: This systematic review draws...

  9. Animal-Assisted Activities for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Page Walker Buck, Angela Lavery

    This exploratory study was designed to investigate parental perceptions of animal- assisted activities for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In-depth interviews with 10 families provided insight into the possible mechanisms by which human-animal interactions impact...

  10. The Background to Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research

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    | Contributor(s):: Alan M. Beck, Sandra Barker, Nancy R. Gee, James A. Griffin, Rebecca Johnson

    Human-Animal Interaction (HAI), and specifically what is called the human-animal bond, has a long history. The long-standing social implications of our association with animals continue as well as an ever-increasing utilization of animals to help mitigate the impact of disabilities. In the last...

  11. Animal-Assisted Interventions: Taxonomy and Best Practices

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    | Contributor(s):: Melissa Y. Winkle, Deborah E. Linder

    Animals, particularly dogs, are gaining momentum in specialized Human-Animal Interactions. Dogs' roles range from pets, family members, volunteer visitors, and canine colleagues, to assistance dogs. This has also resulted in a need for uniform terminology to delineate between the different...

  12. Paws for Life K9 Rescue

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    Paws For Life K9 Rescue pulls its dogs from local shelters. Often, we choose dogs in need of socialization and training which we place with our incarcerated trainers throughout California State Prisons. We do this because they can dedicate all of their time to their rehabilitation. After...

  13. Rainy Day Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Rainy Day Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center was inspired by Ella, a local girl with Rett Syndrome. After seeing the physical and emotional benefits for Ella, her parents wanted to help more children and adults in the community have access to equine-assisted therapies. As local programs have...

  14. The Effects of Equine Assisted Learning on Emotional Intelligence Competencies and Leadership Skills

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    | Contributor(s):: Jade E. Rauen

    Since the development and understanding of the term emotional intelligence (EI), researchers and businessmen alike have strived to find a way to improve EI competencies. Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is a branch of Equine Therapy that uses the horse to facilitate change in humans. In recent...

  15. The Effects of Equine Assisted Leadership Programs on Perceived Professional Development Outcomes

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    | Contributor(s):: Leigh Anne Pentecost

    The purpose of this causal-comparative study was to compare the mean scores of the survey instrument to determine if there were statistically significant differences between the mean pre-test and post-test scores of perceived professional development obtained by participants of the Equine...

  16. Prison Rehabilitation: The Sociological, Physiological, and Psychological Effects of Animal-Assisted Interventions

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    | Contributor(s):: Daisy Corleto

    This paper examines animal-assisted interventions as a new form of rehabilitation in the prison setting. It focuses specifically on the multiple benefits that this form of therapy/intervention can bring to inmates, such as the reduction in recidivism and the acquirement of new skills....

  17. Betydningsfulle elementer ved gårdsdyr-assisterte intervensjoner for personer med depresjon. Erfaringer fra personell med helse- og sosialfaglig bakgrunn.

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    | Contributor(s):: Maria Hemmingsen-Larsen

    Bakgrunn: Depresjon er en av de vanligste psykiske lidelsene i vesten. I Norge er det en økt satsing på velferdstjenester i brukernes nærmiljø, og mange har behov for arbeidsrettede tiltak. Gårdsdyr-assistert intervensjon (GDAI) kan være et arbeidsrettet...

  18. New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding Foundation NFP

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    New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding Foundation NFP encompasses the pride, passion, and teachings of horsemanship of the late Charles and Christa Thompson of New Parkway Riding Stables, and their daughter, Martha Thompson-Hoyt.  We believe that the power of the horse will guide our...

  19. The Effects of Service Dogs in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Angie Slowik

    Background: Of the 2 million veterans that have been deployed to combat zones, 13-20% of them most likely have developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Only half of the returning combat veterans seek care, and only about 40% experience significant improvement of their symptoms of PTSD....

  20. Spirited Breeze Care Farm, LLC

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    At Spirited Breeze Care Farm, we offer individual and family therapy.  Sessions are conducted outdoors and often include the animals or gardens on the farm. The opportunities to engage with nature in a unique and therapeutic way could include a hike in the woods with the horses or dogs;...