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  1. Pony Power Therapies

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    Pony Power Therapies is a non-profit organization that uses horses and an accessible farm to enhance the physical, social and emotional well-being of children and adults who need extra support.

  2. Mane Stream

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    The Mane Stream mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, developmental, emotional and medical challenges through a diverse program of equine assisted activities, therapy services and educational initiatives.

  3. Samantha Rocha Dyer (SRD) Foundation Straightening Reins

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    Samantha Rocha Dyer (SRD) Foundation Straightening Reins is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit established in 2011 specializing in equine-assisted and interactive therapies designed to improve adolescent and teen mental health and well-being. SRD provides behavioral, educational, and community...

  4. BluePath Service Dogs

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    BluePath provides autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship and opportunities for independence. 

  5. Brain regions involved in observing and trying to interpret dog behaviour

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    | Contributor(s):: Charlotte Desmet, Alko van der Wiel, Marcel Brass

    Humans and dogs have interacted for millennia. As a result, humans (and especially dog owners) sometimes try to interpret dog behaviour. While there is extensive research on the brain regions that are involved in mentalizing about other peoples’ behaviour, surprisingly little is known of...

  6. Iltapäivän iloa! : Viriketuokio seniorikodin asukkaille

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    | Contributor(s):: Maaria Kestilä, Niina Pikkumäki

    Tässä opinnäytetyössä kuvataan viriketoiminnan merkitystä pitkäaikaishoidossa oleville vanhuksille ja heidän hyvinvoinnilleen. Raportti kertoo projektista, jossa toteutettiin viriketuokio seniorikeskuksen asukkaille. Tuokion avulla pyrittiin ilahduttamaan...

  7. SpiritHorse Shenendoah Valley

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    SpiritHorse of Shenandoah Valley is family-owned and operated right here in Raphine, VA. Since our company opened its doors in 2015, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services have been researched and have...

  8. Dog Whisper || Manoor Sachdev || TEDxSIULavale | Manoor Sachdev | TEDxSIULavale

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    | Contributor(s):: Manoor Sachdev

    “We as humans think we are great but we are not. We are supposed to take inspiration from life because it is your biggest gift” Manoor Sachdev is a chief canine student at Canines Solution private limited. His foremost responsibility is attracting, engaging, developing and finding...

  9. Dog attachment and perceived social support in overweight/obese and healthy weight children

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    | Contributor(s):: Deborah E. Linder, Jennifer M. Sacheck, Farzad Noubary, Miriam E. Nelson, Lisa M. Freeman

    The development of effective and sustainable interventions to treat childhood obesity remains both a priority and a challenge. Previous studies support that dogs provide social support in overweight adults in obesity interventions, but the child-dog relationship is not as well understood. The...

  10. SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program

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    SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program is unique because we implement different practices of Equine Assisted Activities, to promote inclusion and urban horsemanship, for the healing and improvement of life skills. It is widely recognized that the interaction, between humans and horses, offers a...

  11. Seaside 4 Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

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    Seaside 4 Therapeutic Riding is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities become more active participants in life. S4TR is an all-volunteer organization. All of our proceeds are dedicated to the upkeep of our horses and equipment.

  12. Reins of Hope

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  13. Can you catch Ebola from a stork bite? Inductive reasoning influences generalization of perceived zoonosis risk

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    | Contributor(s):: Tyler Davis, Micah B. Goldwater, Molly E. Ireland, Nicholas Gaylord, Jason Van Allen

    Emerging zoonoses are a prominent global health threat. Human beliefs are central to drivers of emerging zoonoses, yet little is known about how people make inferences about risk in such scenarios. We present an inductive account of zoonosis risk perception, suggesting that beliefs about the...

  14. Purple Pony Therapeutic Horsemanship

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    Purple Pony is a therapeutic horsemanship program located near Rochester, NY. We provide equine opportunities to persons with disabilities and diverse needs. Purple Pony is affiliated with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Int'l). Lessons are...

  15. Pegasus

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    In the fall of 1974, a small group of equestrian women began exploring the effectiveness of therapeutic riding, which had a long and successful history in Europe. They decided to establish a similar program to serve people with special needs in Fairfield County. In September 1975, the first...

  16. TiAnViCa Riding Academy

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    TiAnViCa Riding Academy is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center in which physically, mentally and emotionally challenged individuals receive equine assisted riding activities, hence our motto “Riding for Therapy”. We are a PATH International Premier Accredited Center in...

  17. My Dog Chip | Jerry Roberson | TEDxFlowerMound

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    Can an animal save your life? After a bad break up, Jerry found himself broke, lonely and lost. Wandering into an animal shelter. He couldn't afford to adopt an animal he knew he had no choice when Chip adopted him. His story shows us the healing power and energy that animals can bring into...

  18. 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...

  19. Medicine Horse Farm

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    Medicine Horse Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a PATH Int'l center dedicated to serving those with physical, medical and emotional disabilities.  Located near Plattsburgh, NY,  Medicine Horse Farm promotes physical wellness and emotional healing in partnership with...

  20. HorseAbility

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    HorseAbility’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals with special needs through facilitated interactions with horses. HorseAbility offers a wide range of horse-related programs to the community to promote the physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual well being of...