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  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. Are Nurses Joining the Ride? Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Khalid Bandar Almasloukh, Pamela Stewart Fahs

    Background: Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) is a rapidly growing practice that is described as therapeutic and entertaining. Complementary therapies such as EAAT are gaining acceptance as the health care needs of the population are changing. Method: This systematic review draws...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 location,...

  6. Impact of adaptive devices on horses, assisting persons, and riders with cerebral palsy in a therapeutic riding program

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    | Contributor(s):: Lana Kaiser, Mathew J. Edick, Katherine Smith Buckler, Camie Heleski, Sherman Gorbis, Bonnie DePue, Liz Lewis, LeeAnn J. Kaiser

    Hypothesis: The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of three different adaptive devices used to facilitate therapeutic horseback riding for riders with cerebral palsy (CP), the horses, and the assisting persons. The study hypothesis was that there is no difference in clinical benefit to...

  7. Therapeutic horseback riding as a complementary intervention for military service members with PTSD

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    | Contributor(s):: Beth A. Lanning, Amelia L. Wilson, Robert Woelk, A. Alexander Beaujean

    The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and potential effectiveness of an 8-week therapeutic horseback riding [THR] program for veterans with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD]. Eighty-nine military service members diagnosed with PTSD participated in either the THR...

  8. Equine Assisted Therapy for Patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Series Study

    | Contributor(s):: Shelef, A., Brafman, D., Rosing, T., Weizman, A., Stryjer, R., Barak, Y.

  9. The experiences of adolescents in residential care participating in equine assisted learning

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    | Contributor(s):: Louise Fischer

    High-risk behaviour among adolescents places heavy burdens on the public health, social welfare and criminal justice systems of many countries. Today, Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) is increasingly used as an adjunct and experiential intervention programme to support the learning and personal...

  10. 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...

  11. Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program (STEP)

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    Established in 1986, the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program (STEP) is a charitable, not-for-profit 501 (C)(3) organization, registered in NY State, that is dedicated to helping special needs individuals achieve a maximum degree of freedom, independence and mobility through tested and...

  12. Hearts & Hooves, Inc.

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    At Hearts & Hooves we’re dedicated to serving individuals with special needs through partnership with the horse. We believe in promoting independence through Therapeutic Riding and Equine Facilitated Learning to enrich the lives of everyone who participates at the farm. Hearts &...

  13. Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Fieldstone Farm engages the therapeutic power of our horses to discover and nurture the special abilities of individuals, families and communities.

  14. QUEST Stables (Quincy Equestrian Services & Therapy NFP)

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    QUEST was formed by a group of caring and compassionate individuals who came together to rescue a group of horses that had fallen on difficult circumstances. After the initial rescue and rehabilitation, some of these horses were paired with volunteer personnel and area children. Services were...

  15. Pegasus Special Riders

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    Pegasus Special Riders, Inc. is an organization that provides children and adults with special needs an activity that is both therapeutic and fun, in a safe, supportive, non-competitive environment. Each client's weekly lesson includes both riding and care of the horse, so a relationship...

  16. Paradise Equestrian Therapy Center

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    Paradise Equestrian Therapy Center is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) charitable organization providing equine-assisted activities and therapy for individuals with special needs. Paradise Equestrian Therapy Center was founded in 1998 near Mattoon, Illinois. In 2007, the program moved to our...

  17. New Kingdom Trailriders

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    New Kingdom Trailriders (NKT) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation founded by a group of Christian horse owners wishing to dedicate their animal toward helping others.  This desire to be of service to the community has produced a therapeutic horseback riding program for the...

  18. Horsin' Around

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    Horsin' Around is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that relies entirely on the generosity of friends, family and members of our community to keep us "in the saddle."Horsin’ Around provides riding experiences for individuals with a wide range of special needs, both...

  19. Hands & Hearts for Horses

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    Hands and Hearts for Horses provides unique therapeutic services to individuals with a variety of special needs. Our clients often have limited access to specialized physical activities and limited resources. The populations we serve include, but are not limited to, individuals with autism...

  20. Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

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    Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center began in 2006 with two students and a whole lot of faith. Bonnie Rachael opened the center in her backyard in Guyton, Georgia, after finding an article about a similar program in a flyer at church. Knowing this was something God called her to, she began...