Friday essay: the cultural meanings of wild horses
| Contributor(s):: Michael J. Adams
From 30,000-year-old cave paintings to The Man From Snowy River, wild horses have always been part of human culture. As Australia debates what to do with 'brumbies' in mountain environments, it's time to reconsider their place.
War Horse, Other Animal Warriors and the Veterinarians Who Cared for Them
| Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith
Animals are still fighting and suffering in war. Though written for children, Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling book, War Horse, helps us understand the massive loss of animal life in the history of war. Dr. Delano Proctor also shares his experience as a veterinarian treating horses in...
Animals and THE POLICE
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
ANIMALS AND THE POLICE:much more than mascotsThe partnership between the equine / canine / human species, their benefits for the maintenance of social order and public security and the role of police forces in education for the respect of animals and their responsible...
Say "Neigh" to Abuse: On the Treatment of Horses and Mules in the Civil War
| Contributor(s):: Anika N. Jensen
The stuffed head of Old Baldy, General George Meade’s favorite horse, can be found mounted on the wall of the Grand Army of the Republic Museum in Philadelphia. General Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveler, received gifts and international adoration even after the war’s end, and...
Max and Rain
| Contributor(s):: Eileen Bona
This is the true story of a boy with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and how he was helped to understand his diagnosis and change his negative behavior through working with a rescued therapy horse at a therapeutic animal assisted program in Alberta canada.
Marcy and Echo
This is a true story of how a girl with fetal alcohol syndrome was helped through equine facilitated counselling at a therapeutic animal assisted program in Alberta Canada.
Jenn and Echo
This is a true story of a youth at risk who worked with a rescued race horse at an equine facilitated counselling program in Alberta Canada to heal and find inner peace.
Animal Assisted Therapy
This article provides information on animal assisted therapy and presents some research pertaining to its impact on people with multiple mental health issues and disabilities.