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  1. Dually Noted: The effects of a pressure headcollar on compliance, discomfort and stress in horses during handling

    Contributor(s):: Ijichi, Carrie, Tunstall, Shelby, Putt, Ella, Squibb, Keith

    Horse handlers often encounter problem behaviour resulting from a lack of stimulus control. Handlers are often only 15% of the weight of horses, which evolved strong flight responses. Therefore, many riders and handlers resort to the use of "aids" to maintain control of their animals. However,...

  2. Stranger danger? An investigation into the influence of human-horse bond on stress and behaviour

    Contributor(s):: Ijichi, Carrie, Griffin, Kym, Squibb, Keith, Favier, Rebecca

    Human-animal bond is receiving increasing attention and is thought to confer benefits on well-being and performance in working animals. One important benefit of bonding is the "safe base" an attachment figure provides, which manifests in better coping and increased exploration during potential...

  3. Assessing equine emotional state

    Contributor(s):: Hall, Carol, Randle, Hayley, Pearson, Gemma, Preshaw, Liane, Waran, Natalie

    The scientific study of animal emotion has recently become an important focus for animal behaviour and welfare researchers. For horses used by humans for work, recreation or sport, the question of the significance of their life experiences in terms of their emotional response, is an important one...

  4. Male-free environment prevents pregnancy disruption in domestic horse mares mated away of home

    Contributor(s):: Bartoš, Luděk, Bartošová, Jitka, Pluháček, Jan

    In a previous study (Bartos et al., 2011) we have reported on the effects of the male social environment on the maintenance or disruption of pregnancy in domestic mares mated away from home. In this follow-up study we compare the effects of returning to a home environment including a male (or...

  5. Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding Center has been providing services since 1999 and is devoted to serving children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapies. FHTRC is a proud member of PATH International, the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship. This means...

  6. What I Learned About Respect from Horses | Connie Crawford | TEDxBrownU

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    | Contributor(s):: Connie Crawford

    Connie Crawford is a lifelong horsewoman​. She practices Tom Dorrance’s approach to working with horses. Connie teaches and directs theatre at Brown University. She studied acting with Uta Hagen, Bobby Lewis and has performed in theaters across America. Connie connects across species. She...

  7. Thunder Rode Therapeutic Riding

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    Thunder Rode provides confidence building and rehabilitative training to individuals of all ages with special needs, within aspects of the equine industry. This program will have no boundaries regarding developmental growth, program growth and learning potential for individuals, enhancing their...

  8. Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii - Kona

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    Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii – Kona (THH-Kona) is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center located on Hawaii Island in West Hawaii.  PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic  Horsemanship International) sets high standards for safety,...

  9. Bearfoot Ranch

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    Bearfoot Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit equestrian center dedicated to providing therapeutic riding lessons and other riding activities in a safe, effective and compassionate environment. The center furthers our students’ knowledge of horses; offers lessons to children and individuals...

  10. Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization offering therapeutic horseback riding and therapeutic horsemanship classes for people with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Through safe and supervised individually tailored...

  11. Miracles in Motion

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    Miracles in Motion has served hundreds of students over the years with a work force of over 300 volunteers and a herd of 11 horses and 3 minature horses. Our students come from Linn, Johnson, and other eastern Iowa counties, and consists of children and adults with physical, emotional, and...

  12. Sunrise Center North Therapeutic Riding

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    Sunrise Center Therapeutic Riding Program was originated in 1997 and is still located in St. Anne, IL. This original location serves the greater Kankakee area. Realizing Sunrise Center was geographically limited and in need of a second location, Sunrise Center North Therapeutic Riding Program...

  13. Horses of Hope

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    In April 1997, a dream was born to provide equine-assisted therapeutic services in Southeast Kansas and the surrounding four-state area. Horses of Hope Riding Center, Inc. in Baxter Springs, Kansas opened in the fall of that year and gained affiliation with the Professional Association of...

  14. Hope Reins, Inc.

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    Hope Reins, Inc. is a federally registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Founded in 2008, Hope Reins year-round programs include traditional therapeutic riding and other equine assisted activities.

  15. Pegasus

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    Pegasus is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides therapeutic horse-facilitated programs and activities for people with disabilities. We bring horses and people together to achieve their potential.

  16. Bridges at Worthmore

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    Bridges at Worthmore is committed to setting the standard of professional excellence for how horses and other therapies enrich, empower, and improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. Most people recognize the term "therapeutic riding". And yes,...

  17. 4STEPS Therapeutic Riding Program

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    4STEPS goal is to improve the minds and bodies of our riders, using our horses as partners. 4STEPS  mission is to provide equine assisted activities and therapies to  promote physical, emotional and educational growth and development for  children and adults with disabilities...

  18. Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center (RTT) is a non-profit dedicated to enhancing heath and wellness through equine assisted activities and therapies. Founded in 1993, RTT is a PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Premier Accredited...

  19. MapleStone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Our mission is to serve individuals in need of special services through providing an environment that encourages and helps to facilitate innovative approaches to education and progressive equine services to individuals with special needs through therapeutic riding, driving and Hippotherapy.

  20. Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The Greater New Orleans Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit, charitable organization serving individuals in the Greater New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana area with a horse riding stable. The GNOTRC is a North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) member operating...