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  1. Factors Influencing the Safety Behavior of German Equestrians: Attitudes towards Protective Equipment and Peer Behaviors

    Contributor(s):: Christina-Maria Ikinger, Jana Baldamus, Achim Spiller

    Human interactions with horses entail certain risks. Although the acceptance and use of protective gear is increasing, a high number of incidents and very low or inconsistent voluntary use of safety equipment are reported. While past studies have examined factors influencing the use of safety...

  2. Look Before You Leap: What Are the Obstacles to Risk Calculation in the Equestrian Sport of Eventing?

    Contributor(s):: Denzil O'Brien

    All horse-riding is risky. In competitive horse sports, eventing is considered the riskiest, and is often characterised as very dangerous. But based on what data? There has been considerable research on the risks and unwanted outcomes of horse-riding in general, and on particular subsets of...

  3. Bakas Riding Center

    Bakas Equestrian Center has been a highly successful program since 1987.  It offers horseback riding to children and adults and specializes in those with disabilities.  Operated by the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department, the program provides group riding lessons, trail...

  4. Grand Valley Equine Assisted Learning Center (GVEALC)

    GVEALC's mission is to provide opportunities with horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing.  Our population includes children, adults of all abilities, as well as veterans, law enforcement officers, victims and those in need of powerful healing.  We operate the horse...

  5. Big Stride Therapy

    Big Stride Therapy specializes in providing occupational therapy for special children using the movement of the horse and equestrian activities during our occupational therapy sessions.  Using hand chosen therapy horses, dedicated volunteers, and the loving support of families, we achieve...

  6. Feb 11 2017

    2017 Horseman's Forum

    The purpose of The Horseman's Forum is to educate horse owners and equine industry professionals about current horse health issues, ranging from basic preventive health care and husbandry...

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  7. A interação do homem pantaneiro com seu cavalo

    Contributor(s):: Raquel Soares Juliano, Sandra Aparecida Santos, Urbano Gomes Pinto de Abreu, Roberto Aguilar Machado Santos Silva, Marcos Tadeu Borges Daniel Araujo

    The importance of the Pantaneiro horse for the man who lives in the field, creating and working the cattle, is evident and it is an interface of pantanal everyday life, still little studied, under the specific perspective of science. The text brings information from the literature and from...

  8. The knowledge, perception and utilization of equine chiropractic by horse riders in KwaZulu-Natal

    Contributor(s):: Kirsten Moya Snow

    Background:  Horses are unlike most animals as they take part in equine sports and thus are athletic animals.  Comparable to a human athlete, horses are prone to sports related injuries and disease. Equine  chiropractic has shown to be one of the most utilized forms of...

  9. Equine therapy as a therapeutic resource: electromyographic analysis of the rectus abdominis and paravertebral muscles during mounts

    Contributor(s):: Deisire Eckert

    Animal assisted therapy (TAA) is a practice with specific criteria where the animal is the main part of the treatment, aiming to promote the social, emotional, physical and / or cognitive improvement of patients. It assumes that the love and friendship that can arise between humans and animals...

  10. 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....

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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....

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...