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Social contact in horses: implications for human-horse interactions
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| Book Sections | Contributor(s): M.C. VanDierendonck, D. Goodwin
The ancestors of the domestic horse were important prey species for many predators, including humans. Equids possess few physical defence mechanisms, relying on survival strategies centred on the...
Horses Help Heroes
| Organizations | Contributor(s): Kristy Alvarez
Horses Help Heroes is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to making positive change in the lives of disabled veterans, their families and families who have lost loved ones while serving on active...
Hay Day Ranch
Hay Day Ranch is built on the faith and hope of Susan Hingst, a Virginia based teacher, horse enthusiast and child advocate; and is the realization of a vision and dream.
The Ranch is...
Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center
| Organizations | Contributor(s): Emilio Figueroa
Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals living with disabilities.
Cornerstone was founded on the...
Heartland Mini Hoofs
Heartland Mini Hoofs is a special type of animal assisted program that serves the needs of many Central Illinois residents. We love to meet new friends at Nursing Homes, Assisted Living...
Estimating the Availability of Potential Homes for Unwanted Horses in the United States
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Emily Weiss, Emily D Dolan, Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Shannon Gramann, Margaret R Slater
There are approximately 200,000 unwanted horses annually in the United States. This study aimed to better understand the potential homes for horses that need to be re-homed. Using an independent...
Equine Welfare during Exercise: An Evaluation of Breathing, Breathlessness and Bridles
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): David J Mellor, Ngaio J Beausoleil
Horses engaged in strenuous exercise display physiological responses that approach the upper functional limits of key organ systems, in particular their cardiorespiratory systems. Maximum athletic...
Does a 4–6 Week Shoeing Interval Promote Optimal Foot Balance in the Working Equine?
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kirsty Lesniak, Jane Williams, Kerry Kuznik, Peter Douglas
Variation in equine hoof conformation between farriery interventions lacks research, despite associations with distal limb injuries. This study aimed to determine linear and angular hoof...
Long-term effects of robotic hippotherapy on dynamic postural stability in cerebral palsy
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Young Joo Cha, Megan Stanley, Tim Shurtleff, Joshua S. H. You
Dynamic postural instability is a common neuromuscular impairment in cerebral palsy (CP), which often includes balance dysfunction and an associated risk of serious falls. Robotic hippotherapy has...
Rigging a horse and rider: simulating the predictable and repetitive movement of the rider
| Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Lynn Kuhnel
It is nice to give animators artistic freedom, but having to animate every bounce, sway, and counter-balancing movement of a rider on a horse isn't freedom at all. It is painstaking labor that...
Healing Foundations Therapeutic Farm
Healing Foundations Therapeutic Farm is located just minutes from Grand Rapids. The property has a home on site that is used as an Outpatient office setting. Each level of the home...
Kali's Klub House @ Fargnoli Farms
Fargnoli Farms is a privately owned and operated facility established in 2004. We provide boarding, therapeutic riding, hippo-therapy and equine assisted learning. Our team of dedicated...
Haku Baldwin Center
Haku Baldwin Center sits on 33.23 acres and our facility includes two full-sized outdoor arenas and one indoor arena. Our schedule is complete with rated horse shows, special events...
Hoofbeats with Heart
Hoofbeats with Heart is 501(c)(3) charity run solely by dedicated volunteers none of whom take a salary. Our passion is improving the lives of the physically and mentally challenged, anchoring at...
Heartland Farm Sanctuary
Heartland Farm Sanctuary, which opened in 2010, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless farm animals in Wisconsin, and building connections between animals and vulnerable...
7 Star Therapeutic Riding Center
7 Star Therapeutic Riding Center, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, provides equine assisted therapy to physically and mentally challenged individuals. Our highly trained instructors are...
Reach 4 A Star Riding Academy
It is the mission of Reach 4A Star Riding Academy to provide opportunities for meaningful participation in equine assisted activities and events.
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc.
UpReach offers year round therapeutic riding and driving sessions, as well as equine assisted learning programming in a 90' x 175' insulated indoor arena. We also utilize an outdoor ring...
Eagle Vista Ranch & Wellness Center
At Eagle Vista Ranch & Wellness Center we strive to help individuals gain self-confidence, trust, responsibility, and explore their future through the use of horses in equine-assisted...
Equestrian Zone is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, that provides therapeutic riding and hippotherapy to individuals with disabilities. We serve children and adults with a wide diversity of...