Donkey Therapy and Hippotherapy: Two Faces of the Same Coin?
Contributor(s):: Portaro, S., Maresca, G., Raffa, A., Gemelli, G., Aliberti, B., Calabro, R. S.
The Impact of Equine-Assisted Therapy on Equine Behavioral and Physiological Responses
| Contributor(s):: Tiago Mendonça, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini, Fanny Menuge, Julien Leclercq, Céline Lafont-Lecuelle, Sana Arroub, Patrick Pageat
Equine-assisted therapies (EATs) have been widely used in the treatment of patients with mental or physical conditions. However, studies on the influence of equine-assisted therapy (EAT) on equine welfare are very recent, and the need for further research is often highlighted. The aim of this...
Persistence during Tasks with Horses in Relation to Social Support, General Self-efficacy and Self-esteem in Adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Hauge, Hilde, Kvalem, Ingela L., Enders-Slegers, Marie-José, Berget, Bente, Braastad, Bjarne O.
In young people, interactions with horses may contribute to the development of social skills and self-efficacy. Our aim was to identify relationships between psychological variables and young people's experience of activities with horses. Participants in this study were 13–15-year-old adolescents...
How Equine-Assisted Activities Affect the Prosocial Behavior of Adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Pelyva, I. Z., Kresak, R., Szovak, E., Toth, A. L.
Multiple studies have investigated the positive effects of human-animal interactions and showed that animal-assisted activities can be successfully used to better human physical and mental health. Equine-assisted activities have also raised considerable attention within the field. Our research...
The Importance of Comparative Psychology in Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies
| Contributor(s):: Emily Kieson
Practitioners of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) use it to help individuals suffering from a wide range of physical and psychological disorders as an alternative practice in physical and psychotherapy. Although there is plenty of research to support the benefits of these...
Effects of Short-Term Human-Horse Interactions on Human Heart Rate Variability: A Multiple Single Case Study
| Contributor(s):: Saan Ecker, Amy Lykins
Replication Pilot Trial of Therapeutic Horseback Riding and Cortisol Collection With Children on the Autism Spectrum
| Contributor(s):: Pan, Z., Granger, D. A., Guerin, N. A.
We aimed to determine whether results of our prior randomized control trial [RCT; NCT02301195, (1)] of Therapeutic Horseback Riding (THR) for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could be replicated at a different riding center and if treatment effects also...
Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies on the Affective Network of Adolescents with Internet Gaming Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Kang, K. D., Jung, T. W., Park, I. H., Han, D. H.
Autism and Equine-Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Mapping Review
| Contributor(s):: McDaniel Peters, B. C., Wood, W.
The Impact of a Horse Riding Intervention on the Social Functioning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Harris, A., Williams, J. M.
Effects of a Form of Equine-Facilitated Learning on Heart Rate Variability, Immune Function, and Self-Esteem in Older Adults
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| Contributor(s):: Ann L. Baldwin, Barbara K. Rector, Ann C. Alden
Equine-facilitated learning (EFL) helps people access their immediate sensations and feelings because horses, as prey animals, are continually aware of their environment and provide instant feedback to human behaviors and emotions. We hypothesize that during EFL, older people become more aware...
Brief report: The effects of equine-assisted activities on the social functioning in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: Anderson, Sophie, Meints, Kerstin
A Narrative Review of Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Equine-assisted Social Work or Therapy – Addressing Gaps and Contradictory Results
| Contributor(s):: Catharina Carlsson
This article reviews the published literature narrative about equine-assisted or equine-facilitated social work or therapy, a growing area of interventions. The purpose is to shed light on gaps and contradictory results in previous studies between 2000-2014. The goal is to assist practitioners...
How Equine Assisted Therapy Can Improve the Quality of Life for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism, Ages 2-18
| Contributor(s):: Haley M. Haggerty
As stated by the Autism Speaks incorporation, autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States. Current research confirms that autism now affects one in every 88 children and one in every 54 boys. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the reasons...
Randomized Controlled Trial of Therapeutic Horseback Riding in Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Gabriels, Robin L., Zhaoxing, Pan, Dechant, Briar, Agnew, John A., Brim, Natalie, Mesibov, Gary
A Comparison of Equine-Assisted Intervention and Conventional Play-Based Early Intervention for Mother–Child Dyads with Insecure Attachment
| Contributor(s):: Andrea Beetz, Nora Winkler, Henri Julius, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Kurt Kotrschal
Insecure attachment, both of the child and of the mother, has been identified as a risk factor for early regulation disorders and further child development. Based on accumulating evidence of effectiveness of animal-assisted interventions, we implemented an Equine-Assisted Intervention (EAI) as an...
Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of equine assisted activities and therapies on gross motor outcome in children with cerebral palsy
| Contributor(s):: Tseng, S. H., Chen, H. C., Tam, K. W.
Purpose: To evaluate the literature on the efficacy of equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) on gross motor outcomes representing the ICF component of body functions and activity in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of...
Commentary on: "perceptions of equine-assisted activities and therapies by parents and children with spinal muscular atrophy"
| Contributor(s):: Sanders-Holly, C., Wade, E.
The life-changing power of the horse: Equine-assisted activities and therapies in the U.S.
| Contributor(s):: Erika L. Berg, Amy Causey
Throughout the centuries, the horse and human relationship has evolved from one of sustenance to one of partnership. Historically, the idea of horses being partnered with humans in a therapeutic capacity is evident from writings of the ancient Greeks to documentation by European physicians and...
Equine assisted activities and therapies: A case study of an older adult
| Contributor(s):: Wehofer, Lisa, Goodson, Nicole, Shurtleff, Tim L.