Effects of a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program on Social Interaction and Communication in Children with Autism
Contributor(s):: Zhao, M., Chen, S., You, Y., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y.
Hoofbeats to Healing
Hoofbeats to Healing is dedicated to providing therapeutic horse back riding in Saratoga Springs, Utah. We use an effective natural approach to therapeutic horse back riding via Missouri Fox Trotter and Andalusian horses. Based on the theory of Cross hemispheric integration, which is if a...
For over 36 years Ebony Horsewomen (EHI), a non-profit organization located in Hartford's historic Keney Park, has encouraged community change by providing educational programs and improving the physical and psychological well-being of individuals through the use of horses. To further our...
Optimal Terminology for Services in the United States That Incorporate Horses to Benefit People: A Consensus Document
| Contributor(s):: Wood, W., Alm, K., Benjamin, J., Thomas, L., Anderson, D., Pohl, L., Kane, M.
Experiences of Military Veterans in a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program
| Contributor(s):: Johnson, R. A., Albright, D. L., Marzolf, J. R., Bibbo, J. L., Yaglom, H. D., Crowder, S. M., Carlisle, G. M., Grindler, K., Harms, N., Willard, A., Wassman, M., Russell, C. L.
Characterization of Horse Use in Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs in the United States: A Pilot Survey
| Contributor(s):: Watson, E., Davis, A., Splan, R., Porr, C. A. S.
Ride to Walk
Ride to Walk was founded in 1985 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Ride to Walk’s mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are...
Are Nurses Joining the Ride? Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies Review
| Contributor(s):: Khalid Bandar Almasloukh, Pamela Stewart Fahs
Background: Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) is a rapidly growing practice that is described as therapeutic and entertaining. Complementary therapies such as EAAT are gaining acceptance as the health care needs of the population are changing. Method: This systematic review draws...
Theoretical Development of Equine-assisted Activities and Therapies for Children with Autism: A Systematic Mapping Review
| Contributor(s):: B. Caitlin Peters, Wendy Wood, Susan Hepburn
In this systematic mapping review, we mapped the state of theoretical development of equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism to help illuminate promising theoretical frameworks. Across 42 studies and 22 non-research reports, we identified 10 explanatory formal theories...
Prevalence of Coursework in Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies at Universities and Colleges in the United States: A Scoping Review
| Contributor(s):: Nina Ekholm Fry, Emily Meszaros & Katie O'Neill
An increasing number of universities and colleges in the United States are offering coursework related to equine-assisted activities or therapies. We conducted a scoping review to determine the prevalence of such coursework at higher education institutions with information on geographic...
Impact of adaptive devices on horses, assisting persons, and riders with cerebral palsy in a therapeutic riding program
| Contributor(s):: Lana Kaiser, Mathew J. Edick, Katherine Smith Buckler, Camie Heleski, Sherman Gorbis, Bonnie DePue, Liz Lewis, LeeAnn J. Kaiser
Hypothesis: The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of three different adaptive devices used to facilitate therapeutic horseback riding for riders with cerebral palsy (CP), the horses, and the assisting persons. The study hypothesis was that there is no difference in clinical benefit...
Therapeutic horseback riding as a complementary intervention for military service members with PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Beth A. Lanning, Amelia L. Wilson, Robert Woelk, A. Alexander Beaujean
The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and potential effectiveness of an 8-week therapeutic horseback riding [THR] program for veterans with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]. Eighty-nine military service members diagnosed with PTSD participated in either the THR...
Equine Assisted Therapy for Patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Series Study
| Contributor(s):: Shelef, A., Brafman, D., Rosing, T., Weizman, A., Stryjer, R., Barak, Y.
The experiences of adolescents in residential care participating in equine assisted learning
| Contributor(s):: Louise Fischer
High-risk behaviour among adolescents places heavy burdens on the public health, social welfare and criminal justice systems of many countries. Today, Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is increasingly used as an adjunct and experiential intervention programme to support the learning and personal...
Why Horses Make The Best Coaches | Dana Spett | TEDxBergenCommunityCollege
| Contributor(s):: Dana Spett
A deep look into the interaction between horses and humans: understanding the basic needs of horses, horse care and the interaction between the two provides a rich multi-sensory, experiential setting. Horses communicate non-verbally offering opportunities to feel and experience...
Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program (STEP)
Established in 1986, the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program (STEP) is a charitable, not-for-profit 501 (C)(3) organization, registered in NY State, that is dedicated to helping special needs individuals achieve a maximum degree of freedom, independence and mobility through tested and...
Hearts & Hooves, Inc.
At Hearts & Hooves we’re dedicated to serving individuals with special needs through partnership with the horse. We believe in promoting independence through Therapeutic Riding and Equine Facilitated Learning to enrich the lives of everyone who participates at the farm. Hearts &...
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center
Fieldstone Farm engages the therapeutic power of our horses to discover and nurture the special abilities of individuals, families and communities.
QUEST Stables (Quincy Equestrian Services & Therapy NFP)
QUEST was formed by a group of caring and compassionate individuals who came together to rescue a group of horses that had fallen on difficult circumstances. After the initial rescue and rehabilitation, some of these horses were paired with volunteer personnel and area children. Services were...
Pegasus Special Riders
Pegasus Special Riders, Inc. is an organization that provides children and adults with special needs an activity that is both therapeutic and fun, in a safe, supportive, non-competitive environment. Each client's weekly lesson includes both riding and care of the horse, so a relationship...