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  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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. 

  4. Spirit Horse Ranch

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  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Equine assisted activities help to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination and motor development as well as emotional well being. Founded in 1995, Riverwood is a 501 (c)(3) charitable corporation serving 120 individuals weekly. We are a PATH Intl. (Professional Association of...

  10. Heroes and Horses: Veteran and Equine Experiences with Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Elizabeth Krob

    Equine-based programs with goals of helping Veterans and those involved in Veterans' lives are quickly gaining in number and popularity. A number of hypotheses exist as to why such programs might be effective, but what is the experience of those participating in such programs? Further, it...

  11. Prancing Horse

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    Prancing Horse Inc. is a PATH Premier Accredited therapeutic riding center that provides a needed service to persons in the Sandhills NC area. We have been headquartered in Moore County, NC for the past 30 years, providing service to our local communities. Our active board members and motivated...

  12. Oxytocin Receptor Gene Polymorphisms Are Associated with Human Directed Social Behavior in Dogs (Canis familiaris)

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna Kis, Melinda Bence, Gabriella Lakatos, Enikõ Pergel, Borbála Turcsán, Jolanda Pluijmakers, Judit Vas, Zsuzsanna Elek, Ildikó Brúder, Levente Földi, Mária Sasvári-Székely, Adám Miklósi, Zsolt Rónai, Enikõ Kubinyi

    The oxytocin system has a crucial role in human sociality; several results prove that polymorphisms of the oxytocin receptor gene are related to complex social behaviors in humans. Dogs' parallel evolution with humans and their adaptation to the human environment has made them a useful...

  13. NC Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center (NCTRC) empowers children and adults with physical, mental, emotional and social challenges to create more active, healthy and fulfilling lives through equine assisted activities and therapies. NCTRC will be a transformative center where...

  14. Mitey Riders

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    Misty Meadows Mitey Riders is a therapeutic riding program located in Weddington, NC. Mitey Riders is home to 5+ PATH International Certified Instructors, 75+ special needs children (and their families!), and many amazing equine partners. Misty Meadows Mitey Riders is a PATH Intl. Premier...

  15. The Contextual Cat: Human–Animal Relations and Social Meaning in Anglo-Saxon England

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    | Contributor(s):: Kristopher Poole

    The growing popularity of relational approaches to agency amongst archaeologists has led to increased attention on the specific contexts of interaction between humans and their material worlds. Within such viewpoints, non-humans are perceived as agents in their own right and placed on an equal...

  16. Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Genetic Diversity of Bartonella henselae Infections in Pet Cats in Four Regions of the United States

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    | Contributor(s):: L. Guptill, C.-C. Wu, H. HogenEsch, L.N. Slater, N. Glickman, A. Dunham, H. Syme, L. Glickman

    Blood was collected from a convenience sample of 271 pet cats aged 3 months to 2 years (mean age, 8 months, median and mode, 6 months) between May 1997 and September 1998 in four areas of the United States (southern California, Florida, metropolitan Chicago, and metropolitan Washington, D.C.)....

  17. Review of Taming the Wild Horse: An Annotated Translation and Study of the Daoist Horse Taming Pictures

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    | Contributor(s):: Regina Swanson

    This review of Louis Komjathy’s translation and interpretation of a 13th century set of illustrated poems places the work squarely within the emerging field of animal studies. Though essentially a map for Daoist monastic training, Komjathy notes that the Horse Taming Pictures, as he...

  18. Mephibosheth Farms Angelic Riders, Inc.

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    Mephibosheth Farm, established in 2002, is a beautiful nonprofit 501(c)(3) therapeutic horseback riding facility located near Wingate, NC.  With two PATH certified instructors, volunteers and specially trained horses we offer traditional riding, instruction or recreation, for any level or...

  19. Camp Able

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    Camp Able is an equine therapy and horse rescue nonprofit organization, formed in February 2014 and designated a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization in September 2014. Camp Able was founded by Renee Hicks, who is a PATH International Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor and a Certified...

  20. Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center

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    Born 2 Be TEC provides safe and affordable therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving programs for children and adults with disabilities. We are located in Sanger, Texas. Our instructors are all PATH certified in riding, driving or both.