Equine-Assisted Therapy for Veterans with PTSD: Manual Development and Preliminary Findings
| Contributor(s):: Arnon, S., Fisher, P. W., Pickover, A., Lowell, A., Turner, J. B., Hilburn, A., Jacob-McVey, J., Malajian, B. E., Farber, D. G., Hamilton, J. F., Hamilton, A., Markowitz, J. C., Neria, Y.
INTRODUCTION: Equine-assisted therapy (EAT) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has attracted great interest despite lacking empirical support, a manual, and a standardized protocol. Our team of experts in EAT and PTSD developed an eight-session group EAT treatment protocol for PTSD...
Activities outside of the care setting for people with dementia: a systematic review
| Contributor(s):: D'Cunha, N. M., Isbel, S., McKune, A. J., Kellett, J., Naumovski, N.
OBJECTIVES: To summarise the evidence from interventions investigating the effects of out of care setting activities on people with dementia living in residential aged care. DESIGN: A systematic review. METHODS: A systematic search of electronic databases (PubMed, PsycINFO, Scopus, Web of...
Gymnastic Training of Hippotherapy Horses Benefits Gait Quality When Ridden by Riders with Different Body Weights
| Contributor(s):: de Oliveira, K., Clayton, H. M., Dos Santos Harada, É
Optimal Terminology for Services in the United States That Incorporate Horses to Benefit People: A Consensus Document
| Contributor(s):: Wood, W., Alm, K., Benjamin, J., Thomas, L., Anderson, D., Pohl, L., Kane, M.
Effect of Equine-Assisted Activities on Cardiac Autonomic Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Randomized-Controlled Trial
| Contributor(s):: Park, I. K., Lee, J. Y., Suk, M. H., Yoo, S., Seo, Y. G., Oh, J. K., Kwon, J. Y.
A Delphi study to determine expert consensus on the behavioural indicators of stress in horses undergoing veterinary care
| Contributor(s):: Pearson, Gemma, Waran, Natalie, Reardon, Richard J. M., Keen, John, Dwyer, Cathy
Escaping the gilded cage: Could COVID-19 lead to improved equine welfare? A review of the literature
| Contributor(s):: Hockenhull, Jo, Furtado, Tamzin
Stars and Strides
Stars and Stride’s mission is to be the cornerstone of North Central West Virginia for Equine Therapy. We are a nonprofit organization focused on improvements in quality of life through partnerships with horses. Stars and Strides is a 501(C)3 Founded, Incorporated and Chartered by a Board...
Majoda Stables provides programs including Therapeutic Riding.
The Effect of Weight Carried and Time Ridden on Back Pain in Horses Ridden During Horse Shows as Determined by Pressure Algometry
| Contributor(s):: Meghan Louise Mothershead
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of weight carried (rider + tack) on back pain in horses used in riding classes and a series of intercollegiate horse shows. Sixteen school horses (431-649 kg) were ridden consistently over a semester. Cross sectional images were used to...
Responding to Risk: Regulation or Prohibition? New Zealand Media Reporting of Thoroughbred Jumps Racing 2016–2018
| Contributor(s):: Kylie A. Legg, Mary Breheny, Erica K. Gee, Chris W. Rogers
Jumps racing involves a higher risk of accident and fatality than flat racing. The wide accessibility of media, combined with alternate views regarding the place of animals in society, raises the question of the acceptability of the continuation of jumps racing. Racing data and media articles...
Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of hippotherapy and related equine-assisted therapies on motor capabilities in children with cerebral palsy
| Contributor(s):: Martin Häusler, Nicole Heussen
Background Equine-assisted treatments of the motor system appear to have an effect on the neuromuscular system and aim to improve the pathological condition of children with cerebral palsy. Hippotherapy is a distinct form of equine-assisted therapy where certified physiotherapists use the...
Global Horse Trade in the United States: 1981-2013
| Contributor(s):: Aguilera, Michael B.
Evaluation of Horses’ Daytime Activity Budget in a Model of Ethological Stable: A Case Study in Italy
| Contributor(s):: Marliani, Giovanna, Sprocatti, Ilaria, Schiavoni, Giulia, Bellodi, Andrea, Accorsi, Pier Attilio
Evaluating stress in riding horses: part one - behavior assessment and serum cortisol
| Contributor(s):: Hovey, M. R., Davis, A., Chen, S., Godwin, P., Porr, C. A. S.
Characterization of Horse Use in Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs in the United States: A Pilot Survey
| Contributor(s):: Watson, E., Davis, A., Splan, R., Porr, C. A. S.
Effects of horse riding simulator on sitting motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy
| Contributor(s):: Chinniah, H., Natarajan, M., Ramanathan, R., Ambrose, J. W. F.
Text Mining Analysis to Evaluate Stakeholders' Perception Regarding Welfare of Equines, Small Ruminants, and Turkeys
| Contributor(s):: Emanuela Dalla Costa, Vito Tranquillo, Francesca Dai, Michela Minero, Monica Battini, Silvana Mattiello, Sara Barbieri, Valentina Ferrante, Lorenzo Ferrari, Adroaldo Zanella, Elisabetta Canali
Welfare of animals significantly depends on how stakeholders perceive their needs and behave in a way to favor production systems that promote better welfare outcomes. This study aimed at investigating stakeholders’ perception of the welfare of equines, small ruminants, and turkeys using...
For the Want of a Horse the Rider Was Lost
| Contributor(s):: Terry A. Messmer
This is the editors commentary.
Our goal is two-fold; we are rescuing horses and giving them a high noble purpose - rescuing loved ones and restoring meaning to their lives. Guiding Reins offers an alternative to improve mental/physical health for all ages. Horses once destined for disposal create a unique and powerful...