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  1. Gender and power in narratives of "Natural Horsemanship": the production of "prey-identified masculinity"

    Contributor(s):: Tom, E.

    It is widely recognized by equestrians that Natural Horsemanship has helped to create better lives for horses, but what are the effects of the discipline among humans? The narratives of the leading exponents of Natural Horsemanship, Monty Roberts and Buck Brannaman, use ethological language to...

  2. The Effects of Complementary Hippotherapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Contributor(s):: Jamie Hicks

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an intricate and complex disorder that continues to grow in its prevalence year after year. The disorder is based on decreased social communication with prevalent stereotypical behaviors and problems in sensory processing. Due to the disorder diagnosis based on...

  3. Nov 04 2015

    2015 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting

    Targeted at the ever-growing group of professionals in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT), the 2015 Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.)...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/363

  4. The Effects of a Five-Day Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program on the Standing and/or Sitting Balance of Children Ages 8-18 with a Wide Variety of Disabling Diagnoses as Measured by the Functional Reach Test and the Modified Functional Reach Test

    Contributor(s):: Richard A. Chaperon, Pamela A. Staszewski, Heather L. Vavrina

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect that a five-day horseback riding program had on the standing and/or sitting balance of children ages eight to eighteen afflicted with a variety of disabling diagnoses. The stated hypothesis is that after participating in a five-day session of...

  5. Show horse welfare: evaluating stock-type show horse industry legitimacy

    Contributor(s):: Voigt, M., Russell, M., Hiney, K., Richardson, J., Borron, A., Brady, C.

    The purpose of this paper is to use the Social Cognitive Theory and its moral disengagement framework to emphasize the need for stock-type horse associations to minimize potential and actual threats to their legitimacy in an effort to maintain and strengthen self-regulating governance,...

  6. The effects of horseback riding on balance

    Contributor(s):: Botko, Robin

  7. Bennie's Barn, Inc

    Therapeutic horseback riding allows students with physical, cognitive, emotional and/or developmental disabilities to develop physical strength, balance, control, self-esteem, and self-confidence. By encouraging appropriate interaction with the horses, fellow riders, volunteers, and the...

  8. Hippotherapy and respiratory muscle strength in children and adolescents with Down syndrome

    Contributor(s):: Valeria Sovat de Freitas Costa, Hudday Mendes Da Silva, Elionenai Dornelles Alves, Patrick Ramon Stafin Coquerel, Andre Ribeiro da Silva, Jonatas de Franca Barros

    Individuals with Down syndrome may have decreased respiratory muscle strength due to hypotonia, a common characteristic in this population. Objective: To analyze the effects of a hippotherapy program on respiratory muscle strength in individuals with Down syndrome. Materials and methods: The...

  9. Bina Farm Center

    BINA Farm Center (BFC) brings together individuals with and without special needs by offering a variety of inclusive enrichment programs that help them to both thrive personally and make their best contribution towards the communities in which they live.  BFC provides a comprehensive...

  10. Horses Adaptive Riding & Therapy (HART)

    Horses Adaptive Riding & Therapy (HART) is a local, grass-roots organization assisting special needs individuals in our community. Our staff and volunteers bring many years of experience and knowledge to HART’S equine program. This experience helps to create a supportive and...

  11. Horses with Hope

    Our Center is a special place where our staff and horses bring hope to individuals with special needs.Horses With Hope programs focus on improving the lives of children, youth, and adults assisting them to reach beyond their abilities, allowing daily success and milestones to be accomplished...

  12. Nickers 'n Neighs Therapeutic Riding Center

    We provide a variety of equine services to individuals with a wide range of disabilities. Our students include children and adults with physical, intellectual, emotional and behavioral disabilities.Through goal setting and lesson planning, our students receive instruction that meets their...

  13. Elliot Acres Therapeutic Horsemanship Center

    Our vision at Elliott Acres Therapeutic Riding, Inc. is to provide a safe, therapeutic, rewarding experience for people with special needs.  This rewarding experience would then help to improve their everyday life.

  14. Epona Farm

    Since 2008 Epona has delivered thousands of hours of equine assisted activities and therapies. Sadly, we began growing disillusioned with the treatment and lack of concern and oversight for the horse in the industry we worked so hard for. We wanted to make life better for the horses who help...

  15. Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore

    The Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore (RDA Singapore) provides free horse riding therapy to children and adults with disabilities from all over Singapore. RDA (Singapore) was founded in 1982, with just 5 riders. Since then more than 5,500  children and adults with...

  16. One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding

    One Step Closer is an award-winning adaptive equestrian program serving children and adults with special needs, and U.S. Military Veterans.  One Step Closer puts ~ 2000 seats in the saddle each year.Therapeutic riding and other equine-related activities have been used for decades as a tool...

  17. REACH Therapeutic Riding Center

    We want to improve the health, increase the confidence, and promote the independence of persons with special needs through the use of horses. We accomplish our mission through our core values. We have been a vital part of the Waco, Texas community for a number of years. We were founded to serve...

  18. The Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding

    The Shea Center operates under the rules and regulations of Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International). In 2012 we received a perfect rating (100%) during our PATH International certification, reaffirming the capacity of staff and volunteers to...

  19. Nurse brings smiles through animals

    Contributor(s):: Grace, Joe

  20. The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study

    Contributor(s):: Homnick, Tamara D., Henning, Kim M., Swain, Charlene V., Homnick, Douglas N.