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  1. Could the Visual Differential Attention Be a Referential Gesture? A Study on Horses (Equus caballus) on the Impossible Task Paradigm

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    | Contributor(s):: Alessandra Alterisio, Paola Baragli, Massimo Aria, Biagio D'Aniello, Anna Scandurra

    We tested horses on the impossible task paradigm, a drawback affecting the decision-making process in animals. We used the direction of the horse’s ear cup as an indicator of its visual attention in terms of visual selective attention when both ears were directed at the same target and...

  2. Human Demonstration Does Not Facilitate the Performance of Horses (Equus caballus) in a Spatial Problem-Solving Task

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    | Contributor(s):: Joan-Bryce Burla, Janina Siegwart, Christian Nawroth

    Horses were confronted with a spatial problem-solving task in which they had to detour an obstacle. Individuals that observed a human demonstrating how to solve the task did not solve the task more often or faster compared with a control group without demonstration. However, horses of both the...

  3. Using the Five Domains Model to Assess the Adverse Impacts of Husbandry, Veterinary, and Equitation Interventions on Horse Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Paul McGreevy, Jeannine Berger, Nic de Brauwere, Orla Doherty, Anna Harrison, Julie Fielder, Claudia Jones, Sue McDonnell, Andrew McLean, Lindsay Nakonechny, Christine Nicol, Liane Preshaw, Peter Thomson, Vicky Tzioumis, John Webster, Sarah Wolfensohn, James Yeates, Bidda Jones

    The aim of this study was to conduct a series of paper-based exercises in order to assess the negative (adverse) welfare impacts, if any, of common interventions on domestic horses across a broad range of different contexts of equine care and training. An international panel (with professional...

  4. Naše Skúsenosti S Využitím Hipoterapie V Rámci Starostlivosti O Deti

    | Contributor(s):: D. Kopasová

  5. Autism and Equine-Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Mapping Review

    | Contributor(s):: McDaniel Peters, B. C., Wood, W.

  6. The Impact of a Horse Riding Intervention on the Social Functioning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Harris, A., Williams, J. M.

  7. Effects of horseback riding exercise on the relative alpha power spectrum in the elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Cho, S. H.

  8. The beneficial effects of horse trekking on autonomic nervous activity in experienced rider with no disability

    | Contributor(s):: Matsuura, A., Maruta, H.

  9. Maximum permissible load for Kiso horses trotting over a short, straight course

    | Contributor(s):: Matsuura, A., Inoue, S., Irimajiri, M., Hodate, K.

  10. SOUL Harbour Ranch

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      The SOUL Harbour Ranch Animal Therapy Program is Barrington's premier animal-assisted interventions program that requires testing and registration of our handlers and our miniature equine (horses and donkeys) with Pet Partners, the "gold...

  11. SquirrelWood Equine Sanctuary

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    Fostering the human-horse bond by PEOPLE HELPING HORSES - HORSES HELPING PEOPLE." SES strives to create an environment of healing and hope to both horses and humans struggling in the aftermath of trauma.    

  12. Experience Learning Support with Animals (ELSA)

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    As a 501 (c)3 nonprofit (ID# 80-0484066) we serve individuals with special needs through the benefits of human-animal bond and horse-assisted activities in the ranch setting. When you partner with ELSA, you help transform the lives of the most vulnerable among us. Since launching in...

  13. Midwest Therapeutic Riding Program

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    Our Mission: Improving the lives of children with special needs through equine facilitated activities: providing individualized care to maximize the child's potential.

  14. Equ-Librium

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    Founded in 2001 and located on an 18+ acre farm in Nazareth, PA, Equi-librium provides individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, as well as social/emotional needs, with accessible and affordable therapy by utilizing horses as therapy tools. Equine Assisted Activity & Therapy...

  15. M.A.R.E.

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    Founded in 1990 by Diane Hopkins; Ron, Dorothy and Matt Evans; Angela and Mary Litterilla; and a wonderful Arabian mare named Tana — the seeds of a therapeutic riding program were planted.  In September, M.A.R.E. (Mastering Abilities Riding Equines) was born allowing special...

  16. Horsepower

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    HorsePower provides equestrian programs/therapies for individuals with physical, emotional, and/or cognitive challenges in a quest for personal independence, accomplishment, self-pride, and well-being.  HorsePower, formerly known as Handi-Riders, Inc., has served the Sioux Empire...

  17. Horses for Healing

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    Horses for Healing is a nonprofit therapeutic riding center for individuals with special needs in Northwest Arkansas, run by a Board of Directors. In addition to private clients, Horses for Healing is one of the few centers in the country to provide services to area school...

  18. Hearts & Hooves, Inc.

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    Hearts & Hooves began as a 501(c)(3) non-profit riding center in June 2001. Our covered arena was completed in 2002, and our office was renovated and therapy room added in 2013. We earned Premier Accredited Center status through PATH(Professional Association of Therapeutic...

  19. Silver Lining Riding

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    Silver Lining Riding Program started with only two horses, a handful of volunteers, and some big hearts. Silver Lining Riding was founded by Amanda Adams Hart in 2011 to provide equine assisted learning and riding programs in the west valley.  They are a member of the Professional...

  20. Horses with H.E.A.R.T.

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    Horses with Heart had a very humble beginning in 1993 when Vickie Stuart’s dream to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in therapeutic and recreational horseback riding came true. She held riding sessions on weekends and during school breaks at the S Bar...