SPIRIT Hippotherapy providing Specialist Physiotherapy in Rehabilitation. Based in Liverpool providing a service throughout the North West.
Effects of Hippotherapy on Coordination of Speech in a Person with Traumatic Brain Injury
| Contributor(s):: Anna Thrall, Matthew Moser
Hippotherapy occurs when physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speechlanguage pathologists use the movement of a horse as a treatment strategy. Previous research has documented improvements in gross motor function such as walking, reaching, standing, balance, and trunk control...
Examining Canadian Equine Industry Participants' Perceptions of Horses and Their Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Cordelie DuBois, Lindsay Nakonechny, Emilie Derisoud, Katrina Merkies
The diversity of the Canadian equine industry makes determining baseline attitudes and beliefs a challenge. Adult members of the Canadian equine industry (n = 901) participated in an online survey to report demographic information and views on the role of horses and their ability to experience...
Renewing Hope Ranch
We are a non-profit organization that strives to help people who are in need of mental health services. We focus our work in helping first responders (and their families), veterans (and their families), helping professionals (and their families), and foster/adoptive families and kids.
Effects of Rider Experience Level on Horse Kinematics and Behavior
| Contributor(s):: Rebekah Strunk
Large riding lesson programs are an essential part of the horse industry. To meet demand and remain profitable, lesson barns sometimes require horses to work multiple times a day with different rider levels. There is little guidance as to the behavioral and physical effects of such protocols,...
Life lessons from my horse | Stephanie Scheller | TEDxSanAntonio
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie Scheller
Through working with horses Stephanie has realized that the world often gives us exactly what we ask for, and understanding that may be the missing link we've been seeking. Stephanie Scheller may be young but she is an accomplished speaker, trainer & coach and has worked with close to...
Acres for Life
| Contributor(s):: Marcy Wilhelm-South
Natural Horse Boarding Vs Traditional Stable: A Comparison of Hormonal, Hematological and Immunological Parameters
| Contributor(s):: Placci, M., Marliani, G., Sabioni, S., Gabai, G., Mondo, E., Borghetti, P., Angelis, E. De, Accorsi, Pier Attilio
In the equestrian world, two different types of management can be distinguished: traditional management and natural boarding. The aim of this research was to compare hormonal, hematological and immunological parameters of 47 horses kept in these two different managements. Blood and horsehair of...
Horse Matters: Re‐examining Sustainability through Human‐Domestic Animal Relationships
| Contributor(s):: Wadham, Helen
An equine-assisted therapy intervention to improve pain, range of motion, and quality of life in adults and older adults with arthritis: A randomized controlled trial
| Contributor(s):: White-Lewis, S., Johnson, R., Ye, S., Russell, C.
Excluded but not forgotten: Veterinary emergency care during emergencies and disasters
| Contributor(s):: Martin, N. D., Pascual, J. L., Hirsch, J., Holena, D. N., Kaplan, L. J.
The Translation of Movement From the Equine to Rider With Relevance for Hippotherapy
| Contributor(s):: Donaldson, M. C., Holter, A. M., Neuhoff, S., Arnosky, J. A., Simpson, B. W., Vernon, K., Blob, R. W., DesJardins, J. D.
Methodological and Terminological Issues in Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Umbrella Review of Systematic Reviews
| Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Dice, F., Carratu, R. C., Amato, A., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.
Case Study: Horse Drawn Carriages in Philadelphia
| Contributor(s):: Bibi Khan, Michael Jones, Hamid Bertal, Regina Tendayi
Hypothesis Horse & Carriage ride business is not sustainable. Supply & Demand: Awareness of inhumane treatment of carriage horses will lead to the decline of demand for the rides which leads to decline in revenue. This is not sustainable.
The Effect of Interaction with Therapy Horses on University Students' Perceived Stress Level
| Contributor(s):: Alexa Chapman
This research project investigates how university students are affected by interacting with therapy horses. Stress is the factor that will be evaluated in this particular study. The self-rated stress scores will be acquired from University of Arkansas students both before and after interacting...
Risk Factors for Transport-Related Problem Behaviors in Horses: A New Zealand Survey
| Contributor(s):: Barbara Padalino, Chris W. Rogers, Danielle Guiver, Janis P. Bridges, Christopher B. Riley
Transport-related problem behaviors (TRPBs) are common in horses and can cause injury to both the horses and their handlers. This study aimed to identify possible risk factors for TRPBs to inform approaches to mitigate TRPBs incidence and enhance horse welfare. An online cross-sectional survey...
The Impact of Equine-Assisted Therapy on Equine Behavioral and Physiological Responses
| Contributor(s):: Tiago Mendonça, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini, Fanny Menuge, Julien Leclercq, Céline Lafont-Lecuelle, Sana Arroub, Patrick Pageat
Equine-assisted therapies (EATs) have been widely used in the treatment of patients with mental or physical conditions. However, studies on the influence of equine-assisted therapy (EAT) on equine welfare are very recent, and the need for further research is often highlighted. The aim of this...
A Study of Traveller Horse Owners' Attitudes to Horse Care and Welfare Using an Equine Body Condition Scoring System
| Contributor(s):: Marie Rowland, Tamsin Coombs, Melanie Connor
Traveller horses are often perceived to be exposed to poor welfare due to Travellers’ traditional way of horsemanship. However, few studies have investigated Traveller horse welfare. Hence, the present study aims to explore Traveller horse owners’ attitudes to horse care and...
Estudio descriptivo de la equinoterapia en la Región Metropolitana
| 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...
Effects Of Vicarious Equine Interaction On Anxiety And Neuromodulators
| Contributor(s):: Jane Camille Gray
Human-animal interaction influences the release of neuromodulators, such as cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine (Beetz, Uvnäs-Moberg, Julius, & Kotrschal, 2012). No data could be located in the literature to establish a neuromodulating effect of Vicarious Equine Interaction (VEI)...