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.
Parent Perceptions of Psychosocial Outcomes of Equine-Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Tan, V. X., Simmonds, J. G.
Horseback riding therapy for a deafblind individual enabled by a haptic interface
| Contributor(s):: Ogrinc, M., Farkhatdinov, I., Walker, R., Burdet, E.
Jeremiah’s Crossing is all about kids (of all ages) and horses. The special bond that forms between a child and an equine friend can change that child’s life forever. Join us as we embark on a journey that has already changed our lives and will certainly change yours.
Autism and Equine-Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Mapping Review
| Contributor(s):: McDaniel Peters, B. C., Wood, W.
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Crossover Effects of Attachment Behaviors with Family Pets in a Sample of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Petty, J. D.
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Founded in 2001 and located on an 18+ acre farm in Nazareth, PA, Equi-librium provides individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, as well as social/emotional needs, with accessible and affordable therapy by utilizing horses as therapy tools. Equine Assisted Activity & Therapy...
The effects of hippotherapy in children and adolescents with autism : a systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Emily Layne Ybarbo
The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate the effectiveness of hippotherapy, also known as horse- or equine-assisted therapy, for improving the socialization and communication behaviors of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The PubMed research database was...
THE EFFECTS OF HIPPOTHERAPY ON MOTOR ABILTIES AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION FOR CHILDREN WITH ASD DIAGNOSIS
| Contributor(s):: Shannon Coyle
Due to the increasing number of children diagnosed with ASD, alternative forms of therapy, such as hippotherapy, are becoming more popular. This study aimed to investigate the impact of hippotherapy treatment on 4 children age (5.33 ± 1.6) with an ASD diagnosis. Social communication was...
| Contributor(s):: Autumn O'Hara
Therapists work with many children with many different diagnoses. One of the most prevalent diagnosis is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to recent statistics, available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with ASD; which is a...
A proposed study of outcomes for autistic children and their families after participation in a Horse Boy Camp
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Anne Lockwood
The aim of this proposed study is to explore whether participation in a three day intervention involving horseback riding in nature– a program specifically designed for autistic children and their families called “Horse Boy Camps” – leads to improved outcomes for...
7 Star Therapeutic Riding Center
7 Star Therapeutic Riding Center, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, provides equine assisted therapy to physically and mentally challenged individuals. Our highly trained instructors are certified through PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic...
Accrediting the Therapeutic Riding Industry
| Contributor(s):: Kelsey Lynch, Shannon Thieme, Julie M. Fagan
Therapeutic horseback riding is used for people with many disabilities through out the country. However, these programs can be quite expensive for the families of the participants. Many programs are not funded and since they are not covered by insurances, most families have to pay out of pocket....
The effectiveness for hippotherapy for children with autism-spectrum disorders
| Contributor(s):: Taylor Aaron, Sharon Cubelo, Merrill Simpson, Julie M. Fagan
There is little research regarding the type of equine assisted therapy (EAT) known as hippotherapy for children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our research involves surveying parents and therapists of children with ASD that are participating in a hippotherapy...
Stir-N-Up Hope is a Not-For-Profit organization that provides free therapeutic riding sessions to handicapped individuals. The program is seasonal, running from spring to fall. Riders are taught to groom, tack, lead, and ride. Games are also incorporated to work on areas of special needs.Riders...
Hästar som terapi inom humanvården : hälsoeffekter och risker
| Contributor(s):: Andersson, Daniela
Effects of therapeutic horse riding on gait cycle parameters and some aspects of behavior of children with autism
| Contributor(s):: Steiner, H., Kertesz, Z.
The Effects of Complementary Hippotherapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Jamie Hicks
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an intricate and complex disorder that continues to grow in its prevalence year after year. The disorder is based on decreased social communication with prevalent stereotypical behaviors and problems in sensory processing. Due to the disorder diagnosis based on a...
Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Borgi, M., Loliva, D., Cerino, S., Chiarotti, F., Venerosi, A., Bramini, M., Nonnis, E., Marcelli, M., Vinti, C., De Santis, C., Bisacco, F., Fagerlie, M., Frascarelli, M., Cirulli, F.
Effects of a Program of Adapted Therapeutic Horse-Riding in a Group of Autism Spectrum Disorder Children
| Contributor(s):: García-Gómez, Andrés, Risco, Manuel López, Rubio, Jesús Carlos, Guerrero, Eloisa, García-Peña, Inés Magdalena
Introduction: The use of horses in therapy has a fairly long history. There are many references to the therapeutic benefits of this activity. Such therapies have been undergoing a boom internationally in recent years. However scientific research into the effective use of this activity in children...