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  1. Apr 08 2017

    International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Conference 2017

    The IAABC was founded in 2004, recognizing that the practice of assisting the public with companion animal behavior problems was a growing field that encompassed many different professionals:...

  2. Mar 21 2017

    18th Annual EAGALA Conference

    The Annual Conferences provide a great opportunity for networking and education in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Personal Development.  Workshops are held in a horse arena for...

  3. A 'long-fuse domestication' of the horse? Tooth shape suggests explosive change in modern breeds compared to extinct populations and living Przewalski horses

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Krish Seetah, Andrea Cardini, Graeme Barker

    Archaeological and molecular data suggest that horses were domesticated comparatively recently, the genetic evidence indicating that this was from several maternal haplotypes but only a single...

  4. Bakas Riding Center

    | Organizations

    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...

  5. ‘I'd rather wear out than rust out’: autobiologies of ageing equestriennes

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Davis, Dona L., Maurstad, Anita, Dean, Sarah

    2016 Ageing & Society 36 2 333-355 0144686X 10.1017/S0144686X14001172 text

  6. Face processing of animal and human static stimuli by children with autism spectrum disorder: a pilot study

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Grandgeorge, M., Degrez, C., Alavi, Z., Lemonnier, E.

    Animals are part of humans' social environment and present numerous benefits. Each partner in a human-animal interaction uses signals emitted by the other (e.g. postures, gestures or gaze...

  7. Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog-human and horse-human attachment bonds

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Payne, E., Dearaugo, J., Bennett, P., McGreevy, P.

    This article reviews evidence for the existence of attachment bonds directed toward humans in dog-human and horse-human dyads. It explores each species' alignment with the four features of a...

  8. Cognition and learning in horses (Equus caballus): what we know and why we should ask more

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brubaker, L., Udell, M. A. R.

    Horses (Equus caballus) have a rich history in their relationship with humans. Across different cultures and eras they have been utilized for work, show, cultural rituals, consumption, therapy,...

  9. Evaluating the efficacy of equine therapy among at-risk youth: a meta-analysis

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wilkie, K. D., Germain, S., Theule, J.

    The present meta-analysis examined the efficacy of equine therapy among an at-risk youth population. Seven studies quantitatively assessed the treatment effects following involvement in an equine...

  10. The impact of therapeutic riding for people with disabilities on variables related to mental health

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schneider, M. S., Harley, L. P.

    Substantial anecdotal evidence and some research indicate that therapeutic riding for people with disabilities has a positive impact on mental health. There is similar evidence showing that equine...

  11. The Human-Animal Interaction Scale: development and evaluation

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fournier, A. K., Berry, T. D., Letson, E., Chanen, R.

    The purpose of this study was to develop the Human-Animal Interaction Scale (HAIS) and evaluate its reliability and validity. The HAIS is a 24-item self-report instrument designed to describe and...

  12. Changing human-animal relationships in sport: an analysis of the UK and Australian horse racing whips debates

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Graham, R., McManus, P.

    Changing social values and new technologies have contributed to increasing media attention and debate about the acceptable use of animals in sport. This paper focuses on the use of the whip in...

  13. Evidence of heterospecific referential communication from domestic horses (Equus caballus) to humans

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Malavasi, R., Huber, L.

    Referential communication occurs when a sender elaborates its gestures to direct the attention of a recipient to its role in pursuit of the desired goal, e.g. by pointing or showing an object,...

  14. Exploring the existence and potential underpinnings of dog–human and horse–human attachment bonds

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Payne, Elyssa, DeAraugo, Jodi, Bennett, Pauleen, McGreevy, Paul

    2016 Behav Processes 125 114-121 0376-63571872-8251 Elsevier Science Netherlands 10.1016/j.beproc.2015.10.004 Payne, Elyssa, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, (B19),...

  15. Brief report: The effects of equine-assisted activities on the social functioning in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anderson, Sophie, Meints, Kerstin

    2016 J Autism Dev Disord 46 10 3344-3352 0162-32571573-3432 Springer Germany 10.1007/s10803-016-2869-3 Meints, Kerstin, School of Psychology, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln,...

  16. Contribution of the patient-horse relationship to substance use disorder treatment: Patients’ experiences

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kern-Godal, Ann, Brenna, Ida H., Kogstad, Norunn, Arnevik, Espen A., Ravndal, Edle

    2016 International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being 11 1748-26231748-2631 Co-Action Publishing Sweden Kern-Godal, Ann, Department of Addiction Treatment, Oslo...

  17. Effectiveness of a standardized equine-assisted therapy program for children with autism spectrum disorder

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Borgi, Marta, Loliva, Dafne, Cerino, Stefania, Chiarotti, Flavia, Venerosi, Aldina, Bramini, Maria, Nonnis, Enrico, Marcelli, Marco, Vinti, Claudia, Santis, Chiara, Bisacco, Francesca, Fagerlie, Monica, Frascarelli, Massimo, Cirulli, Francesca

    2016 J Autism Dev Disord 46 1 1-9 0162-32571573-3432 Springer Germany 10.1007/s10803-015-2530-6 Borgi, Marta, Section of Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Cell Biology and...

  18. Narrative synthesis of equine‐assisted psychotherapy literature: Current knowledge and future research directions

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lee, Ping‐Tzu, Dakin, Emily, McLure, Merinda

    2016 Health & Social Care in the Community 24 3 225-246 0966-04101365-2524 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. United Kingdom 10.1111/hsc.12201 Lee, Ping‐Tzu, School of Social Work, Colorado...

  19. Psychosocial Equine Program for Veterans

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ferruolo, D. M.

    2016 Soc Work 61 1 53-60 0037-8046 (Print)0037-8046 eng text

  20. Hippotherapy acute impact on heart rate variability non-linear dynamics in neurological disorders

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Cabiddu, R., Borghi-Silva, A., Trimer, R., Trimer, V., Ricci, P. A., Italiano Monteiro, C., Camargo Magalhaes Maniglia, M., Silva Pereira, A. M., Rodrigues das Chagas, G., Carvalho, E. M.

    2016 Physiol Behav 159 88-94 0031-9384 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.03.012 eng Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy Laboratory, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Rodovia Washington Luis, Km 235,...