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...
TiAnViCa Riding Academy
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...
GallopNYC offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities, including veterans and at-risk youth. At the height of our season, we provide lessons to 686 riders a week, and operate our riding program at four locations. We are committed to serving low-to-middle...
Relationships, Socialization and Combat Veterans: The Impact of Receiving and Training a Service Dog
| Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, Diane
Exploring the influence of service dogs on participation in daily occupations by veterans with PTSD: A pilot study
| Contributor(s):: McLaughlin, K., Hamilton, A. L.
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy for Veteran Survivors With Full or Partial PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Mark Aaron Mayfield
Symptom severity among veteran survivors with partial or full posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to increase, with approximately 40% of U.S. veterans reporting significant symptomology 10 years after initial onset of the condition. Veteran survivors often struggle to find...
Shamrock Reins is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization formed February 10, 2014 to provide Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies for Veterans, Active Duty & Reserve Service Members, First Responders, their Families, and the Families of Fallen Heroes. Shamrock Reins is a Safe...
Preliminary evidence is promising, but challenges remain in providing service dogs to veterans: Commentary on preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans (O'Hair
| Contributor(s):: Stumbo, S. P., Yarborough, B. J. H.
Veterans transitioning from isolation to integration: a look at veteran/service dog partnerships
| Contributor(s):: Crowe, T. K., Sanchez, V., Howard, A., Western, B., Barger, S.
Walk With Me
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.
Heroes and Horses: Veteran and Equine Experiences with Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy
| 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...
RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center
RideAbility is a Therapeutic Riding Program, Equine Facilitated Activity Program, approved 501 (c) (3). RideAbility’s mission is to offer a wide range of horse-related programs to children, adults, and families with special needs to promote physical, psychological, emotional,...
Horses Spirits Healing, Inc.
Horses Spirits Healing, Inc. (HSHI) is a nonprofit organization funded by the generosity of local individual and corporate donors to help disabled veterans find the ability to heal through equine therapy. With the backing of veteran-honoring donors, equine therapists partner with military...
The Riding Therapy Center (RTC)
The various forms of therapy received through The RTC's programs have shown marked improvement in balance, coordination, fine and gross motor skills, cognitive and social skills, sequential thinking, and increased self-esteem among other numerous benefits all while learning to ride a...
Animals as Natural Therapy
Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) offers healing programs for at-risk youth & veterans based on the knowledge that animals can teach humans important life skills, such as: respect for self and others, boundaries, self-management, and clear communication. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, ANT operates...
Hooves Marching for Mercy
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The first part of our mission is... Rescuing and providing sanctuary to abandoned, sick/injured, and abused potbelly pigs and other animal friends, as we have room. The second part of our mission is... Providing sanctuary and a peaceful and healing environment for military, military...
The Human-Animal Bond and Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress
| Contributor(s):: Melissa White
This study explored the lived experiences of Operational Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) service members with combatrelated posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms who had a companion animal postdeployment. Twelve OEF and OIF veterans participated in...
Pinnipeds and PTSD: An Analysis of a Human-Animal Interaction Case Study Program for a Veteran
| Contributor(s):: Rachel A. Wortman, Theresa Vallone, Michele Karnes, Christine Walawander, Dion Daly, Bonnie Fox-Garrity
The objective of this study was to examine the impact of a pinniped (grey and harbor seals) facilitated human-animal interaction pilot program on the self-reported PTSD-like symptoms of a veteran. This study analyzed preexisting, deidentified data that represented the participant’s scores...
Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Veterans with Combat-related PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Nichole Nelson
The purpose of this paper was to determine whether animal-assisted therapy is effective in treating combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. While the intent was to discover the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy, articles which discussed only the use of psychiatric service dogs...