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  1. Context and Individual Characteristics Modulate the Association between Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphism and Social Behavior in Border Collies

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    | Contributor(s):: Borbála Turcsán, Friederike Range, Zsolt Rónai, Dóra Koller, Zsófia Virányi

    Recent studies suggest that the relationship between endogenous oxytocin and social affiliative behavior can be critically moderated by contextual and individual factors in humans. While oxytocin has been shown to influence human-directed affiliative behaviors in dogs, no study investigated yet...

  2. Hoofbeats For Hope

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    This experience has multiple opportunities for students to increase physical, social and communication skills. Students develop muscle strength, balance and coordination while riding.  The thrill of riding a horse is an accomplishment that is immeasurable to students who have difficulty...

  3. Creative Supports Ranch

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    CS Ranch was opened in 2010 as an equine program designed specifically to serve high risk adults with intellectual and physical disabilities.  We strive for the highest standards for our riders, facility, and ourselves. As such, we are a member center with the Professional Association of...

  4. Coffee Creek Riding Center

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    Coffee Creek Riding Center helps children with disabilities gain strength, coordination, balance, and self image utilizing the horse as a motivator in therapeutic riding classes.

  5. The Role of Man's Best Friend: Assessing the Cultural Liminality of the Canis Lupus Familiars and Its Influence on Human Societies

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    | Contributor(s):: Julianne L. D'Amico

    This project combines history and folklore to illuminate the concept of liminality and the human-dog relationship as it has evolved since the species domestication. The lore highlights the permanent liminality of the dog, the use of the species as remedies in Folk Medicine, and the dog's...

  6. All-Star Therapy Group

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    Bob Burnett began his work in therapeutic riding in 1988 in Bartlesville. In 1997 Bob left the Bartlesville organization and started All-star Therapy Group. By 1999 All-star was operating several days per week with about 75 riders, one instructor (Bob), Alice and the kids, and several close...

  7. 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.

  8. TR 4 Heart & Soul

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    Our 501c3 non-profit corporation, seeks to improve the quality of life, both physically and emotionally of adults and children with disabilities, learning, speech, and behavioral challenges through the heart and soul of a horse utilizing therapeutic riding.

  9. Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding (CTR)

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    Established in 2003, CTR’s mission is to “encourage healing and celebrate life with individuals and groups whose minds, bodies and spirits will benefit from the transformative connection between people and horses.” CTR’s certified staff and trained volunteers are...

  10. Whitewater Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Assocation

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    Whitewater Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Association, founded in 1994, represents the vision of Kerri Ellis and Joyce Scott. These women, raised with horses and later involved in the world of disabilities and special needs, envisioned a program where individuals with disabilities, the...

  11. Angels on Horseback

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    The mission of Angels on Horseback is to provide therapeutic equine-assisted activities to individuals with mental, physical or emotional disabilities and to encourage growth through the benefits of horse and human relationships. We offer Equine-Assisted Activities (EAA) that include...

  12. Whispering Meadows Ranch

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    Whispering Meadows Ranch is a 100% volunteer-based, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those with disabilities and special needs through recreational, educational, and equine-assisted programs. Whispering Meadows Ranch is located in Flagler Beach, Florida...

  13. Serenity Therapeutic Equine Program (STEP)

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    Founded in 2010, Serenity Therapeutic Equine Program (STEP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to empower individuals and families to achieve success through equine assisted therapies. STEP is also a PATH, International Certified Center.

  14. Northland Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The mission of Northland Therapeutic Riding Center is to improve the quality of life for persons with special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies. Northland Therapeutic Riding Center, is a recognized 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2000 in response to a strong...

  15. Walk With Me

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    Walk With Me is a non-profit equine therapy organization focused on the psychological healing of those suffering the effects of trauma, addiction, loss, and poverty. 

  16. Spirit Horse Ranch

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  17. Saving Grace Farm

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    Saving Grace Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that offers equine assisted activities for people with special needs, disabilities, youth at-risk, seniors, veterans, and those who have experienced trauma.  The services of the farm are open to people from all walks of life, giving us...

  18. Compadres Therapy, Inc.

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    The Compadres Therapy, Inc. Board of Directors and staff believe in teaming together with health and educational professionals and animals to explore the healing and educational effect of the human/animal bond. ´╗┐Compadres Therapy, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that offers custom built equine...

  19. Oxytocin and Cortisol Levels in Dog Owners and Their Dogs Are Associated with Behavioral Patterns: An Exploratory Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Maria Petersson, Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg, Anne Nilsson, Lise-Lotte Gustafson, Eva Hydbring-Sandberg, Linda Handlin

    We have previously shown that dog–owner interaction results in increasing oxytocin levels in owners and dogs, decreasing cortisol levels in owners but increasing cortisol levels in dogs. The present study aimed to further investigate whether oxytocin and cortisol levels in the previously...

  20. Campfire Creek

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    Established in 2005, Emily Oliver answered the call to provide a therapeutic horseback riding center in the Ellis County area.  Set in the beautiful, rolling landscape of south Waxahachie, Campfire Creek offers a quiet country atmosphere to its participants and equine therapists. Since its...