Horse Use and Care in Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs
| Contributor(s):: Emily Watson
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is an organization that offers therapeutic horseback riding (THR) and other equine-assisted activities and therapies in the United States. Research on how horses are used and cared for in PATH Intl.-affiliated...
Analysis of Trunk Neuromuscular Activation During Equine-Assisted Therapy in Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: de Mello, E. C., Diniz, L. H., Lage, J. B., Ribeiro, M. F., Bevilacqua Junior, D. E., Rosa, R. C., Cardoso, F. A. G., Ferreira, A. A., Ferraz, M. L. F., Teixeira, V. P. A., Espindula, A. P.
Rising Star Riders
Rising Star Riders, RSR, provides therapeutic horseback riding, unmounted instruction and mental health services. We offer services to children and adults with physical and/or emotional challenges. During mounted instruction the participant learns how to properly mount...
Horse racing as an ancient Greek and Roman leisure pastime
| Contributor(s):: Perold, I., Young, M.
North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association (NOTRA)
NOTRA is a non-profit, registered charity that provides recreational therapeutic horseback riding lessons, therapeutic natural horsemanship lessons, therapeutic driving lessons, and other equine related programs for children and adults with special needs in the North Okanagan and Shuswap areas.
Ride Utah! Resiliency-Building Horse Rides for Military Personnel and Families
| Contributor(s):: Karl H. Hoopes, Makenna Osborne
To introduce and provide equine-related activities to military personnel and their families, Utah State University Equine Extension created and implemented an effective program called Ride Utah! Equine-related activities have been shown to improve mental health and build strong family...
An observational evaluation of stress in horses during therapeutic riding sessions
| Contributor(s):: McDuffee, L., Carr, L., Montelpare, W.
Therapeutic riding (TR) provides benefits to participants with cognitive and physical disabilities. Horses participating in TR programs are typically selected because of their calm temperament and may not show obvious signs of stress. However, the welfare of horses in TR programs is an important...
The role of hormones during equine-assisted activity and therapy: a literature review
| Contributor(s):: Ferlazzo, A., Fazio, E., Cravana, C., Medica, P.
Parental Perception of Changes in Basic Life Needs of Children with Disabilities after Six Months of Therapeutic Horseback Riding: A Qualitative Study
| Contributor(s):: Robert Lovrić, Nikolina Farčić, Štefica Mikšić, Aleksandra Gvozdanović Debeljak
Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) has a positive effect on the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial functioning of children with disabilities. Parents’ reports of the effects of THR on their children support professionals in individualizing the THR program. With this qualitative study,...
Recreational Horseback Riding and Its Association with Physical, Mental, and Social Wellbeing and Perceived Health
| Contributor(s):: Schwarzmüller-Erber, Gabriele, Maier, Manfred, Stummer, Harald, Kundi, Michael
Equestrian activities in Romania: the vaulting discipline
| Contributor(s):: Bochis, F.
Epidemiology of Equestrian Accidents: a Literature Review
| Contributor(s):: Lauren Meredith, Robert Ekman, Karin Brolin
Purpose: This manuscript aimed to present a review of the literature pertaining to horse riding and other horse-related injuries. Method: A review of the literature was performed, searching for appropriate terms with regards to horse accidents, horse riding injuries and protective clothing for...
Evaluating stress in riding horses: part one - behavior assessment and serum cortisol
| Contributor(s):: Hovey, M. R., Davis, A., Chen, S., Godwin, P., Porr, C. A. S.
Stress can impact the health and well-being of animals negatively. Behavioral and physiological changes, particularly serum cortisol, offer objective and easy-to-use methods of evaluating stress in horses. However, limited studies support a positive relationship between changes in...
Rider effects on horses’ conflict behaviour, rein tension, physiological measures and rideability scores
| Contributor(s):: Christensen, Janne Winther, Munk, Rikke, Hawson, Lesley, Palme, Rupert, Larsen, Torben, Egenvall, Agneta, König von Borstel, Uta U., Rørvang, Maria Vilain
Health and Body Conditions of Riding School Horses Housed in Groups or Kept in Conventional Tie-Stall/Box Housing
| Contributor(s):: Jenny Yngvesson, Juan Carlos Rey Torres, Jasmine Lindholm, Annika Pättiniemi, Petra Andersson, Hanna Sassner
We compared welfare measures of horses among Swedish riding schools (RS) during winter where horses were kept either in group housing (n = 8) or in tie-stalls/boxes (n = 8), Health data for six previous months were obtained for all horses at each RS from their records. Ten horses per...
Pet Attachment and Wellbeing of Older-Aged Recreational Horseback Riders
| Contributor(s):: Schwarzmueller-Erber, G., Maier, M., Kundi, M.
Effects of Rider Experience Level on Horse Kinematics and Behavior
| Contributor(s):: Rebekah Strunk
Large riding lesson programs are an essential part of the horse industry. To meet demand and remain profitable, lesson barns sometimes require horses to work multiple times a day with different rider levels. There is little guidance as to the behavioral and physical effects of such protocols,...
Three-dimensional analysis of horse and human gaits in therapeutic riding
| Contributor(s):: Uchiyama, Hidehiko, Ohtani, Nobuyo, Ohta, Mitsuaki
Therapeutic horse riding or hippotherapy is used as an intervention for treating individuals with mental and physical disabilities. Equine-assisted interventions are based on the hypothesis that the movement of the horse's pelvis during horseback riding resembles human ambulation, and thus...
Equine-Assisted Intervention to Improve Perceived Value of Everyday Occupations and Quality of Life in People with Lifelong Neurological Disorders: A Prospective Controlled Study
| Contributor(s):: Palsdottir, A. M., Gudmundsson, M., Grahn, P.
People with neurological disorders suffer from poor mobility, poor balance, fatigue, isolation and monotonous everyday activities. Studies show that equine-assisted interventions can improve their mobility and balance, but could these kinds of interventions also increase participants' activity...
What horses have taught me about communication and connection | Jim Culver | TEDxLander
| Contributor(s):: Jim Culver
In this personal story, Jim talks about the connection between him and his horse. Hear stories of how body language and emotion affect horses. Can day to day feelings affect how a horse reacts? Learn whether Jim was able to overcome this barrier with his horse. The intersection of...