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  1. Disability, Riding, and Identity: A Qualitative Study on the Influence of Riding on the Identity Construction of People with Disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Lundquist Wanneberg, Pia

  2. A Framework to Evaluate Wildlife Feeding in Research, Wildlife Management, Tourism and Recreation

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    Contributor(s):: Sara Dubois, David Fraser

    Feeding of wildlife occurs in the context of research, wildlife management, tourism and in opportunistic ways. A review of examples shows that although feeding is often motivated by good intentions, it can lead to problems of public safety and conservation and be detrimental to the welfare of the...

  3. Planned leisure behaviour and pet attachment

    Contributor(s):: Chen, Annie Huiling, Hung, Kuang-peng, Peng, Norman

  4. Effects of Human Recreational Activity on The Tameness of Common Loons (Gavia immer) in Northern Wisconsin

    Contributor(s):: Seth Yund

    The Common Loon (Gavia immer) is an aquatic diving bird that lives in freshwater habitats in Canada and the northern U.S.. Human activity on a loon’s resident lake may affect its fitness and behavior, yet few studies identify or quantify these effects. We modified existing techniques that...

  5. Investigating anhedonia in a non-conventional species: do some riding horses Equus caballus display symptoms of depression?

    Contributor(s):: Fureix, C., Beaulieu, C., Argaud, S., Rochais, C., Quinton, M., Henry, S., Hausberger, M., Mason, G.

    Investigating depression-like conditions in animals is methodologically challenging, but potentially important for welfare. Some riding horses display 'withdrawn' states of inactivity and low responsiveness that resemble the reduced engagement with the environment shown by certain depressed...

  6. Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center

    In February 1980, representatives of the Franklin County Easter Seals Society and the county’s 4-H program met to establish a horse therapy center. After investigating several locations, committee members decided that a new facility should be built, and the Franklin County Commissioners...

  7. Whale shark tourism in Ningaloo Marine Park, Australia

    Contributor(s):: Davis, D.

    Surveys conducted among whale shark tourists in Ningaloo Marine Park, off the coast of Western Australia, yielded 464 responses in 1995 and 376 in 1996. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) is used to compare attitudes towards management questions relating to human-to-shark separation...

  8. Companions in the park: Laurel Canyon Dog Park

    Contributor(s):: Rowe, Stacy, Wolch, Jennifer R.

  9. "I throw them out of here": the horse trade as phronetic action

    Contributor(s):: Schuurman, N.

    Practices involving horses have become increasingly popular in the spheres of sport and leisure throughout the Western world, and the trade in selling horses has expanded. The horse is characteristically understood as a commodity to be bought and sold several times during its lifetime. What is...

  10. The role of zoos in modern society - a comparison of zoos' reported priorities and what visitors believe they should be

    Contributor(s):: Roe, K., McConney, A., Mansfield, C. F.

    Modern zoos are required to fulfill a growing number of responsibilities including scientific research, wildlife conservation, public recreation, and education. With so many roles and responsibilities and limited funds, zoos have to prioritize their activities in relation to their own specified...

  11. To jump or not to jump? Strategies employed by leisure and sport horses

    Contributor(s):: Gorecka-Bruzda, A., Jastrzebska, E., Muszynska, A., Jedrzejewska, E., Jaworski, Z., Jezierski, T., Murphy, J.

  12. One-to-one therapeutic recreation activities for the bed and/or room bound

    Contributor(s):: Forsythe, Emma

    Describes several types of therapeutic activities that can be utilized by the recreation professional when planning programs for the isolated nursing home resident. Four components of milieu therapy are discussed: reality orientation, sensory stimulation, remotivation therapy, and...

  13. Visitor circulation and nonhuman animal welfare: an overlooked variable?

    Contributor(s):: Davey, G., Henzi, P.

    This article investigates visitor circulation and behaviors within a gallery of primate exhibits in relation to their possible implications for nonhuman animal welfare. When entering a primate house, the majority of visitors (84%) turned right, a pattern upheld throughout all times of the day....

  14. Visitors' perception of recreation and wildlife observation opportunities at McInnis National Conservation area

    Contributor(s):: Ponds, Phadrea D.

    The study surveys on visitors' perception of recreation and wildlife observation opportunities at the Mclnnis Canyons NCA (formerly the Colorado Canyon National Conservation Area). Two surveys were conducted during the spring and summer to gather information about wildlife observation at three...

  15. A Comparative Study of Horse Ownership in Ohio with Emphasis on the Horse as an Item of Production and Conspicuous Consumption

    Contributor(s):: Bauer, Garlena Ann

  16. The American Upper Class and the American Horse Industry from 1865 to 1929

    Contributor(s):: Beisel, Jennifer

  17. Sports and recreational activities of the disabled from eastern regions of Poland

    Contributor(s):: Bergier, B., Kubinska, Z., Bergier, J.

    The primary objective of the study was recognition of the forms of sports and recreational activities of the disabled living in the regions of Rzeszow, Lublin and Bialystok, and determination of the benefits drawn by them from participation in these activities. A total number of 750 were...

  18. Tools of the trade or part of the family? Horses in competitive equestrian sport

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    | Contributor(s):: Dashper, K.

    The horse-human relationship is based on mutual respect and understanding, and the development of trusting partnerships may be particularly important in elite equestrian sport, where horses and humans rely on each other to tackle sporting challenges. The increasing commercialization of equestrian...

  19. 19 Seiki Rondon Dobutsuen Ni Okeru Kagaku To Goraku No Kankei: Bunka No Taishuka To Reja No Shogyoka Ni Kansuru Ikkosatsu (Japanese)

    | Contributor(s):: Ito, Takashi

  20. Dog Ownership and Physical Activity: A Review of the Evidence

    | Contributor(s):: Hayley E. Christian, Carri Westgarth, Adrian Bauman, Libby Richards, Ryan E. Rhodes, Kelly R. Evenson, Joni A. Mayer, Roland J. Thorpe Jr.

    Background: Dog walking is a strategy for increasing population levels of physical activity (PA). Numerous cross-sectional studies of the relationship between dog ownership and PA have been conducted. The purpose was to review studies comparing PA of dog owners (DO) to non-dog owners (NDO),...