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  1. ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program

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    At ASPIRE, we see participants with a variety of disabilities, including autism, developmental delays, and mental health issues. Our participants benefit from therapeutic riding in a variety of ways.

  2. Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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    Sunrise is a member of PATH Intl. and uses only certified teachers. We are located in Floyd County, Indiana. We serve students from age 3-70 with disabilities including but not limited to Autism, ADD/ADHD,Down Syndrome,CP,MD, Emotional Disorders,OCD.

  3. People & Animal Learning Services, Inc. (PALS)

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    PALS is a nonprofit therapeutic riding center located in Bloomington, IN. We provide therapeutic horseback riding & unmounted equine activities to people with disabilities, veterans, senior citizens, and at-risk youth. The therapeutic power of the horse can offer many physical, emotional...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Kent Association of Riding Therapy, Inc. (KART)

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    Kent Association of Riding Therapy, Inc. (KART) was founded in 1984 to help children and adults with special needs enhance their social and developmental growth. KART uses a multi-faceted program involving therapeutic horseback riding, grooming and caring for the horse, and comprehensive...

  7. Great and Small

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    Great and Small is a private, non-profit community based program, founded in 1998, that provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons to persons with a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities. We serve students with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsey, and...

  8. Evaluating FIDO: Developing and pilot testing the Field Instantaneous Dog Observation tool

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    | Contributor(s):: Amy E. Bauer, Mary Jordan, Monica Colon, Traci Shreyer, Candace C. Croney

    Field assessments of the health and welfare of kenneled dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) must be both accurate and rapid. In order to facilitate such evaluations, especially by individuals with limited training in canine behavior and welfare, a non-invasive tool was developed and pilot-tested...

  9. Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding

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    Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program is a non-profit 501(c)3 equine facilitated therapy program for the benefit of people who happen to have disabilities. Our mission is to provide Equine Facilitated Therapy for the Mind, Body and Soul. Since 1982 therapy has been available to anyone with...

  10. Equine Therapy Associates

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    Founded in 1999, ETA has been an accredited Premier Center of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA), now known as Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH Int'l.). They provide a broad range of specialized equine instruction in a...

  11. An Evaluation of Respondent Conditioning Procedures to Decrease Barking in an Animal Shelter

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    | Contributor(s):: Steven Wade Payne, Kian S Assemi

    A common problem behavior in animal shelters is excessive noise from barking, which can regularly exceed 100dBs.  Noise levels in animal shelters are correlated with increased stress in dogs, which may lead to increased problem behavior and a decrease in adoption.  The purpose of the...

  12. Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding

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    Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding's mission is to provide equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for individuals with physical, mental, emotional and developmental disabilities to enhance their quality of life. 

  13. Heartland Horses Equine Activities & Learning, Inc.

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    Heartland Horses & Handicapped, Inc. was founded in 1998 on the vision and aspirations of Sandy Kuhn. She believed that by using horses to challenge perceived limitations of children and adults with disabilities that they would learn and grow, therefore improving their lives tremendously....

  14. Healing Touch Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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    Healing Touch Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. (Healing Touch) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization developed and dedicated to improving the quality of life for both children and adults who are physically and/or mentally disabled and/or challenged.

  15. Harmony Farms, Inc.

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    Harmony Farms uses therapeutic horseback riding to teach riding skills to people with a diversity of disabilities.  Therapeutic riding is beneficial for children and adults who present a wide range of cognitive, physical, and/or emotional conditions.  At Harmony Farms, we emphasize...

  16. Comparing trainers' reports of clicker use to the use of clickers in applied research studies: methodological differences may explain conflicting results

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    | Contributor(s):: Lynna C Feng, Tiffani J Howell, Pauleen C Bennett

    Clicker training refers to an animal training technique, derived from laboratory-based studies of animal learning and behaviour, in which a reward-predicting signal is delivered immediately following performance of a desired behaviour, and is subsequently followed by a reward. While clicker...

  17. GRACE Rides

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    Grace Rides began because a small group of people decided to take a small step towards a God sized vision to love and serve others by using the horses that encompass their daily lives to invest in the lives of people with all different abilities.  Through this journey Grace has countless...

  18. Eye of a Horse

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  19. Rose Of Sharon Equestrian School (ROSES)

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    Rose of Sharon Equestrian School, Inc. is a group of dedicated people who believe that positive interactions with horses can improve the quality of life for people of all ages and abilities especially those with special needs. At ROSES, individuals with disabilities work with horses in a...

  20. Predictors of proximity to others in colony housed shelter cats (Felis silvestris catus)

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    | Contributor(s):: Malini Suchak, Michael Piombino, Kalina Bracco

    Colony housing of cats allows shelters to maximize the number of cats housed in limited space. Most research on colony-housed cats examines stress in relation to group size or enclosure size.  While this is important for evaluating welfare, it is equally important to understand how cats...