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  1. Country Heart Farm

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    Country Heart Farm's mission is to facilitate growth, learning, wellness, and healing for children and adults of all ages, abilities and backgrounds by providing therapeutic equine assisted psychotherapy and integrative educational programs.

  2. The Horse as a Therapist: Effects of an Equine Program Without "Therapy" on the Attention and Behavior of Youth Disengaged from Traditional School

    | Contributor(s):: Norwood, M. F., Lakhani, A., Maujean, A., Downes, M., Fullagar, S., Barber, B. L., Kendall, E.

  3. Tender Little Hearts

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    Tender Little Hearts was conceived as an equine therapy outreach program for children and adults.  We aspire to create an environment where every horse is given a purpose to enrich a human life, bring joy and comfort, and leave every person with a reason to smile. ‚Äč This corporation was...

  4. Optimal Terminology for Services in the United States That Incorporate Horses to Benefit People: A Consensus Document

    | Contributor(s):: Wood, W., Alm, K., Benjamin, J., Thomas, L., Anderson, D., Pohl, L., Kane, M.

  5. Human-Animal Interaction and Metaphor in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Empirical Support for the EAGALA Model

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    | Contributor(s):: Angela K. Fournier, Elizabeth A. Letson, Thomas D. Berry, Emma Leigh Pasiuk

    Research was conducted on equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning (EAP), aimed at identifying and examining process variables. A total of 112 men and women participated in a correlational study, permitting the use of self-report data from EAP sessions within the model of the Equine-Assisted...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Workhorse: The Horsemanship of Business | Alexandra Moran | TEDxValparaisoUniversity

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    | Contributor(s):: Alexandra Moran

    "Workhorse: The Horsemanship of Business" explores the power of equine assisted learning, or EAL. EAL is a method to weave the world of horses and their herds into the corporate and personal landscape, and to explore traits, techniques, and skills that humans and horses share. Through...

  9. The experiences of adolescents in residential care participating in equine assisted learning

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    | Contributor(s):: Louise Fischer

    High-risk behaviour among adolescents places heavy burdens on the public health, social welfare and criminal justice systems of many countries. Today, Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is increasingly used as an adjunct and experiential intervention programme to support the learning and personal...

  10. Adolescents' Affective and Physiological Regulation Shape Negative Behavior During Challenging Equine Assisted Learning Activities

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Pendry, Alexa M. Carr, Jaymie L. Vandagriff

    This study examined associations between adolescents’ (N = 59; M age = 11.63) diurnal and momentary activity of the Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) axis as marked by salivary cortisol, and affective and behavioral responses to their first, mounted equine assisted learning (EAL)...

  11. Hope Thru Hooves

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    Utilizing the unique strength and power of the horse and it’s herd dynamics; our goal is to educate, mentor, empower and strengthen relationship/life skills in people of all ages. Individuals, families, groups and organizations can all benefit from our equine assisted activities. 

  12. Parents' and facilitators' perceptions of children with autism spectrum disorder in an equine-assisted learning programme

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    | Contributor(s):: Megan Butt

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) currently affects an estimated 1:68 children globally and is the second most common disability worldwide. ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by abnormal social behaviour, delays in language, sensory processing difficulties and restricted and...

  13. Hope on Horseback Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Hope on Horseback, formerly know as TREC, began in 1981 as an equine-assisted therapeutic program for children and adults with physical or cognitive challenges. Our mission to serve these special individuals and their families has never veered off course, but many new directions have been...

  14. Healing Horse Stables

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    Healing Horse Stables is a non-profit organization offering: therapeutic riding, equine facilitated learning, mommy/daddy and me riding for ages 2-6, and riding for relaxation. Our mission is to promote the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual health and well-being of...

  15. Agape Acres

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    We are a 501(c)3 non profit organization. Our heart is to serve our community by providing EAAT and EAL (Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy and Equine Assisted Learning) to children with special needs, children with disabilities and children in foster care. We are a Therapeutic Riding...

  16. Equine Assisted Therapy and Handicapped Riding of NJ

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    Equine Assisted Therapy and Handicapped Riding of NJ is a Non Profit 501 c3 Corporation. Our mission is to provide quality therapeutic services with the partnership of horses that impact the body, mind and spirit. Our goal is to promote positive changes and connections in individuals, families,...

  17. Chariot Riders, Inc.

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    Chariot Riders Inc. is a registered non-profit organization accredited by The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) that provides therapeutic horseback riding for physically and mentally challenged children and adults to improve the quality of their...

  18. Full Circle Equine Centered Activities

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    Full Circle Equine Centered Activities provides EAAT services as a member center of PATH Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) International, who has been a global authority, resource and advocate for equine assisted activities and therapies since 1969.  PATH member...

  19. SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program

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    SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program is unique because we implement different practices of Equine Assisted Activities, to promote inclusion and urban horsemanship, for the healing and improvement of life skills. It is widely recognized that the interaction, between humans and horses, offers a...

  20. Coweta Organization for Riding, Rehabilitation and Learning (CORRAL)

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    CORRAL was formed in the fall of 1987 to provide therapeutic horseback riding facilities and instruction for the mentally and physically challenged. Operating out of the historic Sewell barn in Roscoe, CORRAL started in the spring of 1988. There have been continuous renovations of the barn...