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  1. Analysis of Trunk Neuromuscular Activation During Equine-Assisted Therapy in Older Adults

    Contributor(s):: de Mello, E. C., Diniz, L. H., Lage, J. B., Ribeiro, M. F., Bevilacqua Junior, D. E., Rosa, R. C., Cardoso, F. A. G., Ferreira, A. A., Ferraz, M. L. F., Teixeira, V. P. A., Espindula, A. P.

  2. Preliminary efficacy of occupational therapy in an equine environment for youth with autism spectrum disorder

    Contributor(s):: Peters, B. Caitlin, Wood, Wendy, Hepburn, Susan, Moody, Eric J.

  3. Palatka Pastures

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    The Palatka Pastures mission is to enhance the lives of those with various physical, emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges by offering various equine horse therapy programs in a safe and supportive environment.

  4. Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The mission of Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center is to provide hope, healing, growth, and respite to children and adults affected by cognitive, physical, traumatic & emotional disabilities within the entire Northeast / North Central Michigan area and beyond, utilizing credentialed...

  5. Role and Effects of Hippotherapy in the Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review of the Literature

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    | Contributor(s):: María José Menor-Rodríguez, Mar Sevilla Martín, Juan Carlos Sánchez-García, María Montiel-Troya, Jonathan Cortés-Martín, Raquel Rodríguez-Blanque

    Cerebral palsy is described as a group of permanent neuromotor-type disorders caused by non-progressive injuries in the developmental stages of the central nervous system, and which have serious repercussions on the quality of life of affected children due to the physical and psychological...

  6. Effect of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies on Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Suk, M. H., Kwon, J. Y.

  7. Alternative Therapies for People with Special Needs: An Emphasis on Animal-Assisted Therapies

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Hamilton

    This paper contains research examining the effectiveness of alternative therapies - play therapy, art therapy, music therapy, horticulture therapy, and animal-assisted therapies – in helping various special needs populations. The focus of this research was on animal-assisted therapies...

  8. Parental Perception of Changes in Basic Life Needs of Children with Disabilities after Six Months of Therapeutic Horseback Riding: A Qualitative Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Robert Lovrić, Nikolina Farčić, Štefica Mikšić, Aleksandra Gvozdanović Debeljak

    Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) has a positive effect on the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial functioning of children with disabilities. Parents’ reports of the effects of THR on their children support professionals in individualizing the THR program. With this qualitative study,...

  9. Equine-Assisted Services for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Systematic Review

    | Contributor(s):: Helmer, Anne, Wechsler, Tamar, Gilboa, Yafit

  10. The Effects of Equine Assisted Therapy on Plasma Cortisol and Oxytocin Concentrations and Heart Rate Variability in Horses and Measures of Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: Karyn Malinowski, Chi Yee, Jenni M. Tevlin, Eric K. Birks, Mary M. Durando, Hossein Pournajafi-Nazarloo, Alan A. Cavaiola, Kenneth H. McKeever

  11. 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.

  12. 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...

  13. Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Current State, Challenges and Future Directions

    | Contributor(s):: Marchand, W. R., Andersen, S. J., Smith, J. E., Hoopes, K. H., Carlson, J. K.

  14. Theoretical Development of Equine-assisted Activities and Therapies for Children with Autism: A Systematic Mapping Review

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    | 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...

  15. Prevalence of Coursework in Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies at Universities and Colleges in the United States: A Scoping Review

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    | 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...

  16. How Equine-Assisted Activities Affect the Prosocial Behavior of Adolescents

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    | Contributor(s):: Pelyva, I. Z., Kresák, R., Szovák, E., Tóth Á, L.

    Multiple studies have investigated the positive effects of human–animal interactions and showed that animal-assisted activities can be successfully used to better human physical and mental health. Equine-assisted activities have also raised considerable attention within the field. Our...

  17. Equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: B. Caitlin Peters

    Objective: The purpose of this dissertation is to systematically map, and then advance, the state of scientific and theoretical development of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAATs) for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Method: This dissertation is composed of two...

  18. Donkey Therapy and Hippotherapy: Two Faces of the Same Coin?

    | Contributor(s):: Portaro, S., Maresca, G., Raffa, A., Gemelli, G., Aliberti, B., Calabro, R. S.

  19. Estudio descriptivo de la equinoterapia en la Región Metropolitana

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    | Contributor(s):: Sergio Andrés Hernández Avalos

    La rehabilitación es un gran desafío para el ser humano, por esto siempre se están investigando y probando nuevos métodos para lograrla. Así también, desde antaño se han utilizado en ella métodos naturales como la zooterapia, la cual busca...

  20. Why Horses Make The Best Coaches | Dana Spett | TEDxBergenCommunityCollege

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    | 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...