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  1. "Hevonen ei ole minulle urheiluväline, se on arjen terapeutti" : Materiaalipaketti Pihlavan Tallille

    Contributor(s):: Mira Kostamo

    Toiminnallinen opinnäytetyö on toteutettu Pihlavan Tallille. Pihlavan Talli on Suomen Ratsastajainliiton hyväksymä ja valvoma ratsastustalli Kiihtelysvaarassa, Joensuussa. Ratsastustuntien ja – leirien lisäksi talli toteuttaa kuntouttavaa hevostoimintaa eli...

  2. "Look Mum, no hands!": the effects of increasing opportunities for choice-making and independence for children with disabilities when using a Riding for the Disabled programme.

    Contributor(s):: Bingham, Amie Olga

  3. "Many Secrets Are Told Around Horses:" An Ethnographic Study of Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

    Contributor(s):: Jennifer Van Tiem

    This dissertation presents an ethnography of equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) based on nine months of fieldwork at "Equine Healers," a non-profit organization in central Colorado that specialized in various therapeutic modalities associated with EAP. In bridging scholarly work around...

  4. 'I wish people had ears like horses': Horses as therapists

    Contributor(s):: Gibbons, Judith L., Poelker, Katelyn E.

  5. 'Queen of the world': Experiences of 'at-risk' young people participating in equine-assisted learning/therapy

    Contributor(s):: Burgon, Hannah Louise

    There is a significant body of research into the benefits of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) but less into the fields known as equine-assisted learning and therapy (EAL/EAT) where horses are incorporated in therapeutic and learning interventions. This paper explores the experiences of seven...

  6. 7 Star Therapeutic Riding Center

    7 Star Therapeutic Riding Center, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, provides equine assisted therapy to physically and mentally challenged individuals.  Our highly trained instructors are certified through  PATH International  (Professional Association of Therapeutic...

  7. A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of Group Equine Assisted Counseling With At-Risk Children and Adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Trotter, Kay Sudekum, Chandler, Cynthia K., Goodwin-Bond, Deborah, Casey, Janie

    This study demonstrates the efficacy of Equine Assisted Counseling (EAC) by comparing EAC to classroom-based counseling. Students (n = 164) identified as being at high risk for academic and/or social failure participated in 12 weekly counseling sessions. Within-group paired sample t-test results...

  8. A Powerful Approach or the Power of Horses: Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy an Effective Technique or the Natural Effect of Horses?

    Contributor(s):: Jessica S. Iwachiw

    The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined through time immemorial, and in many instances the relationship between humans and animals has been thought to be good for human well-being. As such, it is not surprising that treatments for a wide range of ailments, from physical to...

  9. A proposed study of outcomes for autistic children and their families after participation in a Horse Boy Camp

    Contributor(s):: Jennifer Anne Lockwood

    The aim of this proposed study is to explore whether participation in a three day intervention involving horseback riding in nature– a program specifically designed for autistic children and their families called “Horse Boy Camps” – leads to improved outcomes for...

  10. A psychotherapeutic riding program: An existential theater for healing

    Contributor(s):: Karol, Jane M.

  11. A qualitative and quantitative review of equine facilitated psychotherapy (EFP) with children and adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Lentini, Jennifer A, Knox, Michele

  12. A qualitative exploration of post-acute stroke participants' experiences of a multimodal intervention incorporating horseback riding

    Contributor(s):: Pohl, P., Carlsson, G., Bunketorp Kall, L., Nilsson, M., Blomstrand, C.

  13. A Qualitative Study of the Impact of Equine-Assisted Therapy on Autistic Spectrum Disorders

    Contributor(s):: Cavicchi, Laura Frances

  14. A qualitative study on speech language pathologists' opinions of hippotherapy

    Contributor(s):: Gonzalez, Christi Ana

  15. A quantitative study of the psychosocial benefits of therapeutic horseback riding

    Contributor(s):: Brannon, Lori Ann.

  16. A systematic review of the effects of psychotherapy involving equines

    Contributor(s):: Alison Selby

    This systematic review examines the empirical literature in an emerging body of evidence for the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions involving equines across populations. Fourteen full reports in English were extracted from 103 studies accessed through sixteen electronic databases and a...

  17. A systematic review of the efficacy of equine-assisted interventions on psychological outcomes

    Contributor(s):: Kendall, Elizabeth, Maujean, Annick, Pepping, Christopher A., Downes, Martin, Lakhani, Ali, Byrne, Jason, Macfarlane, Kym

  18. A therapeutic touch: the impact of hippotherapy on children with special needs

    Contributor(s):: Elizabeth J. Burkholder

    Through research and investigation, the author explored the history and benefits of hippotherapy on individuals with special needs. The researcher compared horse therapy to that of other forms of Animal Assisted Therapy, or AAT, defining the key differences between hippotherapy and therapeutic...

  19. Accept a Helping Hoof? Openness to Equine-Assisted Mental Health as an Emerging Alternative Therapy: A Descriptive Study among College Students

    Contributor(s):: Wyntre Robinson

    Equine-assisted mental health (EAMH) therapies utilize horses in therapy for a variety of emotional and psychological issues. One of the limitations of EAMH is the lack of interest among participants, but no literature is available to explore this. The purpose of this study was to measure...

  20. Access Equestrian

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    In 2010 our founder, Denise Avolio, began Access Equestrian with a lifetime of horsemanship and adaptive riding experience and a desire to provide individualized programming in a beautiful location.  In 2013, we received our 501.c.3 not-for-profit status and today run program from our...