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  1. The Effect of Weight Carried and Time Ridden on Back Pain in Horses Ridden During Horse Shows as Determined by Pressure Algometry

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    | Contributor(s):: Meghan Louise Mothershead

    The objective of this study was to determine the effects of weight carried (rider + tack) on back pain in horses used in riding classes and a series of intercollegiate horse shows. Sixteen school horses (431-649 kg) were ridden consistently over a semester. Cross sectional images were used to...

  2. Responding to Risk: Regulation or Prohibition? New Zealand Media Reporting of Thoroughbred Jumps Racing 2016–2018

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    | Contributor(s):: Kylie A. Legg, Mary Breheny, Erica K. Gee, Chris W. Rogers

    Jumps racing involves a higher risk of accident and fatality than flat racing. The wide accessibility of media, combined with alternate views regarding the place of animals in society, raises the question of the acceptability of the continuation of jumps racing. Racing data and media articles...

  3. Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of hippotherapy and related equine-assisted therapies on motor capabilities in children with cerebral palsy

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    | Contributor(s):: Martin Häusler, Nicole Heussen

    Background Equine-assisted treatments of the motor system appear to have an effect on the neuromuscular system and aim to improve the pathological condition of children with cerebral palsy. Hippotherapy is a distinct form of equine-assisted therapy where certified physiotherapists use the...

  4. Global Horse Trade in the United States: 1981-2013

    | Contributor(s):: Aguilera, Michael B.

  5. Evaluation of Horses’ Daytime Activity Budget in a Model of Ethological Stable: A Case Study in Italy

    | Contributor(s):: Marliani, Giovanna, Sprocatti, Ilaria, Schiavoni, Giulia, Bellodi, Andrea, Accorsi, Pier Attilio

  6. Evaluating stress in riding horses: part one - behavior assessment and serum cortisol

    | Contributor(s):: Hovey, M. R., Davis, A., Chen, S., Godwin, P., Porr, C. A. S.

  7. 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.

  8. Effects of horse riding simulator on sitting motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Chinniah, H., Natarajan, M., Ramanathan, R., Ambrose, J. W. F.

  9. Text Mining Analysis to Evaluate Stakeholders' Perception Regarding Welfare of Equines, Small Ruminants, and Turkeys

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    | Contributor(s):: Emanuela Dalla Costa, Vito Tranquillo, Francesca Dai, Michela Minero, Monica Battini, Silvana Mattiello, Sara Barbieri, Valentina Ferrante, Lorenzo Ferrari, Adroaldo Zanella, Elisabetta Canali

    Welfare of animals significantly depends on how stakeholders perceive their needs and behave in a way to favor production systems that promote better welfare outcomes. This study aimed at investigating stakeholders’ perception of the welfare of equines, small ruminants, and turkeys using...

  10. For the Want of a Horse the Rider Was Lost

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    | Contributor(s):: Terry A. Messmer

    This is the editors commentary.

  11. Guiding Reins

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    Our goal is two-fold; we are rescuing horses and giving them a high noble purpose - rescuing loved ones and restoring meaning to their lives. Guiding Reins offers an alternative to improve mental/physical health for all ages. Horses once destined for disposal create a unique and powerful...

  12. Jacobs Mane of Hope

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    We use mini horses for therapy and to bring joy to others. Our mission is to show love and compassion to others through the use of mini horses. Our horses are registered service animals and are permitted in public spaces. The handler has completed the therapy animal course through Pet Partners....

  13. Ride to Walk

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    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...

  14. Relations of Power and Nonhuman Agency: Critical Theory, Clever Hans, and Other Stories of Horses and Humans

    | Contributor(s):: Wadham, Helen

  15. Negative correlation of suckling behaviour and foal weight gain during the first week after birth

    | Contributor(s):: Ninomiya, Shigeru, Mita, Tomoe, Nagamune, Sae, Shimizu, Chieko, Fukano, Yuya, Sato, Fumio

  16. Effect of animal’s experience and rodeo procedures on behaviour of bucking horses at a large commercial rodeo in Canada

    | Contributor(s):: Goldhawk, Christy, Grandin, Temple, Pajor, Ed

  17. Rider effects on horses’ conflict behaviour, rein tension, physiological measures and rideability scores

    | Contributor(s):: Christensen, Janne Winther, Munk, Rikke, Hawson, Lesley, Palme, Rupert, Larsen, Torben, Egenvall, Agneta, König von Borstel, Uta U., Rørvang, Maria Vilain

  18. The Influence of Hippotherapy on the Body Posture in a Sitting Position among Children with Cerebral Palsy

    | Contributor(s):: Matusiak-Wieczorek, E., Dziankowska-Zaborszczyk, E., Synder, M., Borowski, A.

  19. Psychodynamic Based Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy in Adults with Intertwined Personality Problems and Traumatization: A Systematic Review

    | Contributor(s):: Kovács, G., van Dijke, A., Enders-Slegers, M. J.

  20. Inside the Interaction: Contact With Familiar Humans Modulates Heart Rate Variability in Horses

    | Contributor(s):: Scopa, C., Greco, A., Contalbrigo, L., Fratini, E., Lanatà, A., Scilingo, E. P., Baragli, P.