"When He's Up There He's Just Happy and Content": Parents' Perceptions of Therapeutic Horseback Riding
| Contributor(s):: Lauren Boyd
The present research set out to explore parents‟ perceptions of therapeutic horseback riding as an activity for their children with multiple disabilities. It was designed to explore their vicarious experiences of the activity as well as their perceptions of their children‟s experiences of the...
Little Angels Service Dogs
Little Angels Service Dogs is a charitable nonprofit 501c3 corporation that reaches across all of the United States partnering service dogs with the disabled. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality dogs to assist in the daily lives of our recipients.
My Gentle Barn: Learning to Listen to Animals | Ellie Laks | TEDxWilmingtonWomen
| Contributor(s):: Ellie Laks
The story of a mom’s desperate cries for her lost baby, their miraculous reunion, and the life lessons for us all that make us better humans. Ellie Laks is the Founder of The Gentle Barn, a national nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates unwanted animals and heals people with the same...
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...
Physically disabled adolescents' experience of therapeutic riding : a phenomenological investigation
| Contributor(s):: Suzette Weideman
This dissertation serves as a report of a qualitative exploration of the experience of adolescents with physical disabilities during therapeutic horse-riding. The aim of the study is to understand the impact of therapeutic riding on the lived world of the participants in this unique form of...
We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit equine assisted activities and therapy program located in Middleburg, Florida. It is our mission to improve the quality of life of children and adults with various diagnoses with the help of our incredible horses. It has been our delight to serve Northeast Florida...
Bakas Riding Center
Bakas Equestrian Center has been a highly successful program since 1987. It offers horseback riding to children and adults and specializes in those with disabilities. Operated by the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department, the program provides group riding lessons, trail...
Hippotherapy acute impact on heart rate variability non-linear dynamics in neurological disorders
| Contributor(s):: Cabiddu, R.
[Riding therapy in the rehabilitation of mobility-impaired children]
| Contributor(s):: Maenpaa, H.
Grand Valley Equine Assisted Learning Center (GVEALC)
GVEALC's mission is to provide opportunities with horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing. Our population includes children, adults of all abilities, as well as veterans, law enforcement officers, victims and those in need of powerful healing. We operate the horse...
Because We Can - Because We Care
The horse industry uses fear and pain as a motivator when training the horse, hence the term, “Breaking the Horse”. BWC2 subscribes to a different philosophy with our TCR (Trust, Confidence and Respect) Horsemanship. We communicate on a level that the horse understands by using...
Canines for Disabled Kids
At Canines for Disabled Kids, we operate under one guiding mission: Supporting the creation of child-canine service teams to promote independence and social awareness. Public awareness and education are very important to us at CDK – so important that we travel the country to talk to...
Founded in 1990 and incorporated in 1991, Saddle Up! is the Nashville region’s oldest and largest recreational therapeutic riding program, and it is the only one exclusively serving children and youth with disabilities.Saddle Up! is also one of only four programs in Tennessee to earn the...
Reins of Life
Reins of Life, Inc., is a NARHA/PATH Premier accredited facility offering equine-assisted activities to children and adults with disabilities.
Advanced Children's Therapy, Inc.
Advanced Children's Therapy, Inc. uses hippotherapy to help children with special needs. Sessions are delivered by trained physical therapists, occupational therapists, or speech language pathologists.
Animal assisted adapted physical activity for children with Cerebral Palsy
| Contributor(s):: Nicole Johnson, Amanda Tepfer, Wendy Baltzer, Megan MacDonald
Cerebral Palsy is a muscle movement disorder caused by an insult to the immature developing brain before birth. Children with Cerebral Palsy generally have impaired movement, exaggerated joints, floppiness or rigidity of limbs and torso, abnormal posture, involuntary movement, and unsteady...
The Effects of a Five-Day Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program on the Standing and/or Sitting Balance of Children Ages 8-18 with a Wide Variety of Disabling Diagnoses as Measured by the Functional Reach Test and the Modified Functional Reach Test
| Contributor(s):: Richard A. Chaperon, Pamela A. Staszewski, Heather L. Vavrina
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect that a five-day horseback riding program had on the standing and/or sitting balance of children ages eight to eighteen afflicted with a variety of disabling diagnoses. The stated hypothesis is that after participating in a five-day session of...
The effects of a therapeutic riding program at Oak Park School: A descriptive case study
| Contributor(s):: Segal, Aina
Presence of a dog on executive functioning and stress in children with emotional disorders
| Contributor(s):: Joanna Leigh Becker
Therapy dogs are increasingly used in interventions for youth with emotional disorders. Theories of human-animal interactions suggest that dogs offer social support, which favorably influences psychological functioning and reduces physiological stress. Such theories are based largely on anecdotal...
Hippotherapy and respiratory muscle strength in children and adolescents with Down syndrome
| Contributor(s):: Valeria Sovat de Freitas Costa, Hudday Mendes Da Silva, Elionenai Dornelles Alves, Patrick Ramon Stafin Coquerel, Andre Ribeiro da Silva, Jonatas de Franca Barros
Individuals with Down syndrome may have decreased respiratory muscle strength due to hypotonia, a common characteristic in this population. Objective: To analyze the effects of a hippotherapy program on respiratory muscle strength in individuals with Down syndrome. Materials and methods: The...