Equine-assisted interventions for veterans with service-related health conditions: a systematic mapping review
Contributor(s):: Kinney, A. R., Eakman, A. M., Lassell, R., Wood, W.
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based treatments for service-related health conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are not effective for all veterans. Equine-assisted interventions are emerging as an additional treatment modality, but little is...
The Effectiveness of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances
Contributor(s):: Roberts, Hanna, Honzel, Nikki
Adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED) are a particularly difficult population to treat owing to high comorbidity rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and behavioral conduct disorders. The current study compared the effectiveness of equine-facilitated psychotherapy...
Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributor(s):: Kalmbach, D., Wood, W., Peters, B. C.
This paper reports on the qualitative phase of a mixed methods study of occupational therapy in an equine environment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study's quantitative phase found that this intervention improved the occupational performance, social motivation, social...
An Exploration of Equine-Assisted Therapy to Improve Balance, Functional Capacity, and Cognition in Older Adults With Alzheimer Disease
Contributor(s):: Borges de Araujo, T., Martins, W. R., Freitas, M. P., Camargos, E., Mota, J., Safons, M. P.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Alzheimer disease (AD) is a chronic, progressive dementia syndrome that features cognitive and behavioral symptoms, as well as physical and functional limitations that develop over the course of the disease. As an activity that involves physical and cognitive aspects,...
Equine-Assisted Intervention to Improve Perceived Value of Everyday Occupations and Quality of Life in People with Lifelong Neurological Disorders: A Prospective Controlled Study
Contributor(s):: Palsdottir, A. M., Gudmundsson, M., Grahn, P.
People with neurological disorders suffer from poor mobility, poor balance, fatigue, isolation and monotonous everyday activities. Studies show that equine-assisted interventions can improve their mobility and balance, but could these kinds of interventions also increase participants' activity...
Focus Hippotherapy's mission is to offer therapy from licensed/certified physical and occupational therapists using the horse as a tool to develop strength, balance, posture, muscle tone moderation (relaxation or increased tone), motor planning, body awareness, task focus and confidence.
Vulnerable articulations: the opportunities and challenges of illness and recovery
| Contributor(s):: Trundle, C., Gibson, H., Bell, L.
[... and Riding as Well? Case Report about the Treatment of an Infant with Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome]
| Contributor(s):: Steppacher, I., Kissler, J.
Specificity and variability of trunk kinematics on a mechanical horse
| Contributor(s):: Goodworth, A. D., Barrett, C., Rylander, J., Garner, B.
A qualitative exploration of post-acute stroke participants' experiences of a multimodal intervention incorporating horseback riding
| Contributor(s):: Pohl, P., Carlsson, G., Bunketorp Kall, L., Nilsson, M., Blomstrand, C.
Parent Perceptions of Psychosocial Outcomes of Equine-Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Tan, V. X., Simmonds, J. G.
Hippotherapy in Rehabilitation Care for Children With Neurological Impairments and Developmental Delays: A Case Series
| Contributor(s):: Kraft, K. A., Weisberg, J., Finch, M. D., Nickel, A., Griffin, K. H., Barnes, T. L.
Activation of lower limb muscles with different types of mount in hippotherapy
| Contributor(s):: Ribeiro, M. F., Espindula, A. P., Bevilacqua Junior, D. E., Tolentino, J. A., Silva, Cfrd, Araujo, M. F., Ferreira, A. A., Teixeira, V. P. A.
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...
Nature's Edge Therapy Center
Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, Inc. was founded in June 2001, with the mission of providing more effective, innovative therapeutic treatment for patients with special needs. Initially, the center provided only speech and language therapy three days a week. In the spring of 2002,...
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association is a registered volunteer-based charity that provides medically-approved therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy treatments for children and adults of varying abilities. Since 1983, the goal of VTEA has been to enhance the quality of life for our...
Sagehill Stables is an equine facility located just 5 minutes south of the perimeter highway in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We strive to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all horse enthusiasts. We believe passionately that horses are for life, and that all individuals can benefit from the...
Hope Reigns Ranch
Hope Reigns Ranch is a not for profit organization that invites the healing and restorative power of God’s love to help people to thrive, grow, reclaim their lives and discover their unique giftedness and talents. Our goal is to provide a safe and loving environment where all people and...
Behavioural and physiological responses of therapy horses to mentally traumatized humans
| Contributor(s):: Merkies, Katrina, McKechnie, Marnie J., Zakrajsek, Emily
The benefits to humans of equine-assisted therapy (EAT) have been well-researched, however few studies have analyzed the effects on the horse. Understanding how differing mental states of humans affect the behaviour and response of the horse can assist in providing optimal outcomes for both horse...
[Effects of hypotherapy on the motor function of persons with Down's syndrome: a systematic review]
| Contributor(s):: De Miguel, A., De Miguel, M. D., Lucena-Anton, D., Rubio, M. D.