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  1. Hengityksen merkitys ratsastuksessa : katsaus ratsastuksen lajivaatimuksiin hengityksen näkökulmasta

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    | Contributor(s):: Johanna Janatuinen

    Ratsastuksessa pyritään hevosen ja ratsastajan saumattomaan yhteistyöhön. Ratsastajan täytyy olla hyvässä kunnossa sekä fyysisesti, että psyykkisesti. Hengitysmekaniikalla on tärkeä merkitys ihmisen asennon- ja tasapainon hallinnassa,...

  2. Sosiaalipedagogisen hevostoiminnan tunnettavuus ja käyttö sosiaalisen kuntoutuksen keinona Jyväskylässä

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    | Contributor(s):: Mari Puustinen

    Hippolis- hevosalan osaamiskeskus ry:n päätehtävänä on toimia valtakunnallisena hevosalan yhteistyöorganisaationa. Hippolis osallistuu erilaisiin hevosalan yhteis-työprojekteihin, joiden aiheita ovat mm. hevosten käyttö hyvinvointipalveluissa ja...

  3. Therapeutic and Health Benefits of Horse-Human Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Chelsea Wiley

    With completing this thesis, I hope to achieve an answer that could potentially help numerous people with their recovery from tragic events or progress in their life overall. Horseback riding has been suggested to help special needs children and adults connect better with people and help them...

  4. Exploring the Experiences of Adults After Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)

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    | Contributor(s):: Deby Torbett

    The aim of this phenomenological qualitative study was to capture and understand the essence of the lived experiences of individuals after participating in equine facilitated psychotherapy (EFP). In that the experiences of participants after exposure to EFP have not previously been examined,...

  5. Socialpedagogisk hästverksamhet : Bekantningsdag på stallet Sagobacken

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    | Contributor(s):: Iina Kela

    Detta handlingsbaserade examensarbete strävar till att sprida kunskap kring socialpedagogisk hästverksamhet på svenska. Socialpedagogisk hästverksamhet är en relativt ny verksamhetsform i Finland, som inte fått så mycket synlighet inom stödjande av...

  6. Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy for Veteran Survivors With Full or Partial PTSD

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    | Contributor(s):: Mark Aaron Mayfield

    Symptom severity among veteran survivors with partial or full posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to increase, with approximately 40% of U.S. veterans reporting significant symptomology 10 years after initial onset of the condition. Veteran survivors often struggle to find...

  7. Heroes and Horses: Veteran and Equine Experiences with Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Elizabeth Krob

    Equine-based programs with goals of helping Veterans and those involved in Veterans' lives are quickly gaining in number and popularity. A number of hypotheses exist as to why such programs might be effective, but what is the experience of those participating in such programs? Further, it...

  8. Effects of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies on Equine Stress and Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Jean Reega

    Equine assisted activities and therapies (EAATs) are becoming an increasingly popular approach for therapy, therapeutic recreation, and learning for a broad range of human clients and participants. In the EAAT field, most research has been human-centric, focusing primarily on benefits of EAATs...

  9. Sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta toimintakyvyn tukena

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    | Contributor(s):: Susanna Haapiainen

    Tutkimuksen tavoitteena oli selvittää, kuinka vaikuttavaa sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta on siihen osallistuneiden toimintakyvyn kannalta. Tämä vaikuttavuus toimintakykyyn selvitettiin asiakkaiden omasta näkökulmasta katsoen. Tutkimuksessa käytettiin kahta...

  10. Practice Patterns of Equine Assisted Psychotherapists

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    | Contributor(s):: Haley Gresham

    Modeled after Doherty & Simmons’ (1996) study on the practice patterns of marriage and family therapists, this project explored similar questions about equine assisted/facilitated psychotherapists who are members of two main certification organizations, EAGALA and PATH Intl. An...

  11. Equine-assisted psychotherapy as an effective therapy in comparison to or in conjunction with traditional therapies

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristen A. Wilson

    Mental disorders are a prevalent health issue that has an extensive amount of variability in the quantity of disorders, affected populations, and treatment. There are a multitude of approaches or therapeutic methods used by the mental health community. Although each therapy is valuable in...

  12. Työntekijöiden näkemyksiä sosiaalipedagogisesta hevostoiminnasta

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    | Contributor(s):: Maija Larja

    Tämän opinnäytetyön aiheena on sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta. Toiminta perustuu sosiaalipedagogiseen viitekehykseen, jonka kolme keskeistä elementtiä ovat yhteisöllisyys, toiminnallisuus ja elämyksellisyys. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli...

  13. The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance and Self-Efficacy in Children with Developmental Disabilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Alexandra Smola, Lauren Hurley

    Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) has positive health related outcomes in children with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a 10-week THR intervention on balance and task-specific self-efficacy in children with developmental disabilities....

  14. Assessment of the Arkansas Horse 4-H Program: Perspectives from Multiple Stakeholders

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    | Contributor(s):: Fawn Lee Kurtzo

    Assessment of the Arkansas horse 4-H program utilized stakeholders’ perceptions to describe inputs, outcomes, preferences and impacts provided by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Stakeholders’ perceptions were captured through three studies. Studies included the...

  15. Equine-Facilitated Counselling and Women With Eating Disorders: Articulating Bodily Experience

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    | Contributor(s):: Hillary Sharpe, Tom Strong

    Disordered eating is on the rise and our current conceptualization and treatment of such problems neglects a corporeal-relational understanding in favour of a more cognitive approach. In this hermeneutic phenomenological study, I explore the experiences of fourteen women with eating disorders...

  16. From Steppe to Stable: Horses and Horsemanship in the Ancient World

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    | Contributor(s):: Carolyn Willekes, Waldemar Heckel

    This dissertation is a re-evaluation of the horse in the ancient world. The approach is not based on humans and human controls, rather it seeks to examine the equines of antiquity from the viewpoint of the horses themselves. This is accomplished by looking at equine conformation and how form...

  17. "Maintaining the Mobility of the Corps:" Horses, Mules, and the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps in the Great War

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    | Contributor(s):: Andrew McEwen, Patrick Brennan

    Animal transportation played a crucial role in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the Great War. In an era of growing mechanization and technological development, horses and mules still provided the overwhelming bulk of draught power in the combat zone. They hauled artillery,...

  18. Horses and Mules of the Canadian Artillery and Ammunition Columns during the First World War

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    | Contributor(s):: Samantha Lemna, Patrick Brennan, Marcy Wilhelm-South

    This thesis develops a narrative for the horses and mules of the Canadian artillery units and ammunition columns, while consequently expanding that of the soldiers serving alongside them. Carrying out mounted, draught, and pack work, these animals played an invaluable role in military...

  19. Fulfilling the Fundamentals of Life: A Grounded Theory of the Process of Human-Horse Relationship Development

    | Contributor(s):: Darlene Joy Chalmers, Constance Barlow (adviser), Cindy Adams (adviser)

    This thesis explores how relationships develop between humans and their equine companions, and how such relationships may be mutually beneficial. Specifically, the research question asks: What are the processes that occur in the interaction between humans and horses? The research employs a...

  20. Encountering the Other: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Horse/Human Interaction

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    | Contributor(s):: Hana Gartner

    This thesis asks how and why a serendipitous and spontaneous personal encounter with a being from another species created an ongoing bond. Through the lens of three intersecting disciplines: environmental studies, animal behaviour and health science, I explore how the horse, over time, has gone...