"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...
"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
"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...
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...
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...
A psychotherapeutic riding program: An existential theater for healing
Contributor(s):: Karol, Jane M.
A Qualitative Study of the Impact of Equine-Assisted Therapy on Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Contributor(s):: Cavicchi, Laura Frances
A qualitative study on speech language pathologists' opinions of hippotherapy
Contributor(s):: Gonzalez, Christi Ana
A quantitative study of the psychosocial benefits of therapeutic horseback riding
Contributor(s):: Brannon, Lori Ann.
A systematic review of the effects of psychotherapy involving equines
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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...
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...
Accrediting the Therapeutic Riding Industry
Contributor(s):: Kelsey Lynch, Shannon Thieme, Julie M. Fagan
Therapeutic horseback riding is used for people with many disabilities through out the country. However, these programs can be quite expensive for the families of the participants. Many programs are not funded and since they are not covered by insurances, most families have to pay out of pocket....
Alleviating equines: Investigating the hypothesized mechanisms of change in equine assisted psychotherapy
| Contributor(s):: Korell-Roch, Kathy L.
Animal Assisted Therapy research was integrated to develop the Tri-Level Mechanisms of Change (TLMC) Conceptualization, which is a comprehensive theoretical framework hypothesizing how Equine Assisted Psychotherapy produces psychological change. TLMC hypothesizes that the strength of human...
An assessment of equine assisted growth learning association and professional association of therapeutic horsemanship programs in Montana
| Contributor(s):: Amy Kristine Prechter
In Montana, there are a limited number of programs offering equine assisted services. Equine assisted therapies and learning activities are gaining popularity as a modern, alternative form of human therapy and learning. Services may include equine assisted or facilitated psychotherapy, equine...
An evaluation of equine-assisted wellness in those suffering from catastrophic loss and emotional fluctuations
| Contributor(s):: Graham, John Richard
An Examination of the Lived Experiences of United States Military Veterans who have been Diagnosed with Psychological Inflictions of War who have Utilized Equine Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Thomas Frederick Banner
As the result of multiple psychological conditions that are inflicted by war, the need for veterans’ well-being is ever evident. “PTSD changes the body’s response to stress, often making it difficult for PTSD victims to live their lives as they normally would” (Stokes,...
An investigation of the efficacy of hippotherapy on speech and language skills in adults with developmental disabilities
| Contributor(s):: Gentry, Tammera L.
| Contributor(s):: Kayla Blasz
Animals are an important influence on the well-being andhealth of humans. Exposure to animals in a therapeutic settinghas, historically, had physical, physiological, andpsychological benefits to humans’ health. Animal-assistedtherapy (AAT) is a proposed effective therapy method for avariety of...
Animal-assisted therapy and equine-assisted therapy in Canada: surveying the current state of the field, its practitioners, and its practices
| Contributor(s):: Schlote, Sarah M.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and equine-assisted therapy/learning (EAT/L) are innovative techniques in counselling, psychotherapy, mental health, coaching, and other personal growth interventions. Although this field has experienced tremendous growth in the United States, very little is known...
Becoming More Equine-Centered: A Curriculum to Enrich Experiential Learning Programs and the Equines They Employ
| Contributor(s):: Wekenman, Jayna