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  1. Unwanted Horse Population in Illinois: Perceptions of Horse Owners, Non-Horse Owners, and Equine Industry Stakeholders

    Contributor(s):: Myers, Kelsey, Mohammed, Fatima, Rickard, Justin W., Meyer, Donald E., Spaulding, Aslihan D.

    This paper presents the results of an investigation to determine perceptions, awareness, and knowledge of the unwanted horse population in Illinois from the viewpoint of horse owners, non-horse owners, and equine industry stakeholders. A questionnaire included items that pertained to knowledge of...

  2. QUEST Stables (Quincy Equestrian Services & Therapy NFP)

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    QUEST was formed by a group of caring and compassionate individuals who came together to rescue a group of horses that had fallen on difficult circumstances. After the initial rescue and rehabilitation, some of these horses were paired with volunteer personnel and area children. Services were...

  3. Pegasus Special Riders

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    Pegasus Special Riders, Inc. is an organization that provides children and adults with special needs an activity that is both therapeutic and fun, in a safe, supportive, non-competitive environment. Each client's weekly lesson includes both riding and care of the horse, so a relationship...

  4. Partners for Progress NFP

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    Partners for Progress, NFP is a 501(c)(3) therapeutic riding center, providing horse-based therapy using clinical interventions for functional life gain to individuals with physical, mental, & emotional challenges. Their successfully implemented goal-oriented therapy programs designed by...

  5. Paradise Equestrian Therapy Center

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    Paradise Equestrian Therapy Center is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) charitable organization providing equine-assisted activities and therapy for individuals with special needs. Paradise Equestrian Therapy Center was founded in 1998 near Mattoon, Illinois. In 2007, the program moved to our...

  6. New Kingdom Trailriders

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    New Kingdom Trailriders (NKT) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation founded by a group of Christian horse owners wishing to dedicate their animal toward helping others.  This desire to be of service to the community has produced a therapeutic horseback riding program for the...

  7. Dream Riders at MCCD

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    Dream Riders at MCCD is a Not-for-Profit facility dedicated to advocate services to benefit the whole family in a friendly farm environment. Our Team provides therapy for children and adults to address physical, sensory, and social concerns, using a variety of treatments and therapeutic...

  8. Hope Reigns Ranch

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    Hope Reigns Ranch is a not for profit organization that invites the healing and restorative power of God’s love to help people to thrive, grow, reclaim their lives and discover their unique giftedness and talents. Our goal is to provide a safe and loving environment where all people and...

  9. Healing Horse Stables

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    Healing Horse Stables is a non-profit organization offering: therapeutic riding, equine facilitated learning, mommy/daddy and me riding for ages 2-6, and riding for relaxation. Our mission is to promote the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual health and well-being of...

  10. 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...

  11. White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center

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    White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center provides equine assisted experiences to enhance the quality of life & cultivate personal growth through therapeutic, educational, recreational, & social development for persons with disabilities ages four through adult. Interactions between...

  12. Walk On

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    Walk On’s mission is dedicated to providing equine assisted activities to people with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities. Equine assisted activities provide motivational, educational and recreational benefits that enhance the quality of life through interaction with...

  13. Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities (FTEA)

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    Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities (FTEA) is a not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) charitable organization founded for the express purpose of providing therapeutic equestrian activities for people with disabilities. The majority of FTEA program participants come to FTEA as individuals from the...

  14. Rainbow Riders Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center

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    Rainbow Riders is a not-for-profit, therapeutic horseback riding program for individuals with special needs.  We are located in a peaceful setting on Bowman Meadow Farm, just outside the city limits of Monmouth, Illinois.  Rainbow Riders was founded in 2005. The mission of...

  15. Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding

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    Our mission as Specialized Equine Services is to provide exceptional therapeutic services, through trained accredited and dedicated professionals and volunteers, improving the quality of life for those in Southern Illinois.

  16. Sojourn Therapeutic Riding Center

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    We, at Sojourn use equine assisted activities to proactively contribute to an individual's cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well being. Therapeutic riding benefits individuals in the areas of therapy, education, sport, and leisure. We hope you will enjoy your journey to Sojourn...

  17. Equine Dreams, Inc.

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    Equine Dreams is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that provides Therapeutic Equine Assisted Activities to children and adults with special needs.  Founded by the Mason Family, who were inspired by their son Andrew who has Angelman Syndrome, our program began in 1996 and is...

  18. Central Illinois Riding Therapy (CIRT)

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    CIRT is a non-profit organization serving children, teens & adults (including U.S. Veterans) with mental, physical, emotional & behavioral disabilities, from Tazewell and surrounding counties, in a therapeutic comprehensive and recreational horseback riding program.

  19. Practices and Perceptions of Animal Contact and Associated Health Outcomes in Pregnant Women and New Mothers

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    | Contributor(s):: Hsin-Yi Weng, Kimberly Ankrom

    Companion animals play an important role in our society. However, pregnant women and new mothers might have specific concerns about animal-associated health outcomes because of their altered immune function and posture as well as their newborn babies. The study was conducted to collect baseline...

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