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  1. 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....

  2. The effectiveness for hippotherapy for children with autism-spectrum disorders

    Contributor(s):: Taylor Aaron, Sharon Cubelo, Merrill Simpson, Julie M. Fagan

    There is little research regarding the type of equine assisted therapy (EAT) known as hippotherapy for children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our research involves surveying parents and therapists of children with ASD that are participating in a hippotherapy...

  3. The Effects of Sustainability as a Positive Attribute on Equine Therapy Design: An Interdisciplinary Study

    Contributor(s):: Andria Sinclair

    Interdisciplinary studies have brought benefits to introducing new solutions to the traditional environment and traditional therapies. Sustainability in relation to design has been suggested in 2006, by the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostic (CBPD) at Carnegie Mellon University to...

  4. Stirrups & Smiles

    Stirrups & Smiles is an equine-assisted therapy center in Searcy, Arkansas.  The organization focuses on helping children overcome developmental and physical delays through a bond with horses.

  5. 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...

  6. A partnership of harmony : the history basis for and the contemporary analysis of natural horsemanship : an honors thesis

    Contributor(s):: Leslie H. Smith

    The horse world is a booming industry. Horses have come into their own as companion animals and are now treated as family members instead of pieces of machinery. The development of the equine industry has allowed people with different styles of training to create lucrative livings dealing with...

  7. Horse breeds and their uses

    Contributor(s):: Hanin G. Alghamdi

    Horses are important animals to human beings. For a long time, horses have been companions for humans. They have been a symbol of power, affluence, authority, and might. It has been reported that humans began the process of domesticating horses around the year 4000 BCE. Since then, humans have...

  8. Adolescents' health promotion by Equine Assisted Activities

    Contributor(s):: Hanna Hyvonen

    The aim of this thesis was adolescents’ health promotion by supporting their empowerment. The fundamental aspect in health promotion is that it aims to empower people. Equine Assisted Activities (or EAA) provide different possibilities for adolescents’ welfare and health promotion....

  9. Equine Assisted Activities in Finland : The current situation from the point of view of the people working in the field

    Contributor(s):: Miia Hirvonen

    The topic of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Equine Assisted Activities in Finland – The current situation from the point of view of the people working in the field. The author’s personal interest in the subject is based on her own experiences in equine industry combined with interest...

  10. Effectiveness of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    Contributor(s):: Maria Beatriz Craven

    Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) is a non-traditional form of psychotherapy that addresses treatment goals with the use of horses. This small pilot study consisting of 5 veterans examines the effectiveness of EAP in the treatment of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The...

  11. Orchardview Stables

    Orchardview Stables in Wexford, Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization that makes horsemanship activities accessible to everyone possible in a safe, fun environment. Riders with special needs are welcomed at our facility to ride or work with horses on many different levels through our adapted...

  12. Because We Can - Because We Care

    The horse industry uses fear and pain as a motivator when training the horse, hence the term, “Breaking the Horse”. BWC2 subscribes to a different philosophy with our TCR (Trust, Confidence and Respect) Horsemanship. We communicate on a level that the horse understands by using...

  13. Gaited Journeys

    Equine assisted psychotherapy, also referred to as EAP, incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth and learning. Gaited Journeys offers a team of three, a horse specialist to assure the guest of their safety with the horse, the horse or horses and the guest. EAP is experiential in...

  14. The Ride: Equine Influence and Inter-species Performance

    Contributor(s):: Kimber Sider

    The question of animals and performance defines the crossroads of the academic fields of Critical Animals Studies and Performance Studies, giving rise to the proposition of inter-species performance. But are all performances that integrate animals into the production inter-species? Or are there...

  15. Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding, NFP

    Horsefeathers is a supportive treatment program for people of all ages and all abilities. All sessions are conducted one-on-one in a calm, non-competitive environment. Using the unique, powerful movement of the horse to awaken and enhance neuromotor function, we help our riders achieve successes...

  16. Horsefeathers

    Horsefeathers Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. strives to enhance the quality of life for people who are challenged with disabilities and/or situations in their lives that are debilitating.Horsefeathers is a member center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship...

  17. Equine Assisted Therapy Through The Eyes of a Child

    Contributor(s):: Katherine McNutt

    The focus of this study was to gain insight into the experiences of children who participate in equine assisted therapy (EAT). The study used a qualitative child-based approach focused on accessing the perspectives of children and their experience participating in EAT. A thematic analysis...

  18. Discovering the Meaning of the Experience of Interacting with Horses

    Contributor(s):: Suellen Joan Mills

    The literature on the human-animal bond is vast and has focused mainly on the bond between humans and their pets or small companion animals. However, within the literature, few studies exist that explore the human-horse interaction. Furthermore, studies that specifically examine the human...

  19. Dusty Dreams

    Dusty Dreams started with a dream.  We want to encourage each and every one of you to follow your dreams.  Sometimes that can be a scary thing because life holds so many uncertainties.  Yet, you will never truly be the person you were created to be unless you find the happiness...

  20. Gateway HorseWorks

    Gateway HorseWorks, a 501(c)(3) public charity, offers transformative Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Services to children, adults, and families in a healing, farm-based environment.Since 2011, Executive Director Kristen de Marco has been providing EAGALA Model ® Equine Assisted Growth &...