Conflict Behavior in Show Jumping Horses: A Field Study
| Contributor(s):: Ewa Jastrzębska, Anna Wolska, Michela Minero, Magdalena Ogłuszka, Bernadette Earley, Janusz Wejer, Aleksandra Górecka-Bruzda
The study objective was to determine if there was a relationship between behavioral and physiological stress measures in sport horses and their performance. Nineteen horses competed in show jumping events (6 housed at the center and 13 transported), while 5 horses at home training served as...
Horse Use and Care in Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs
| Contributor(s):: Emily Watson
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) is an organization that offers therapeutic horseback riding (THR) and other equine-assisted activities and therapies in the United States. Research on how horses are used and cared for in PATH Intl.-affiliated...
On-Farm Welfare Assessment of Horses: The Risks of Putting the Cart before the Horse
| Contributor(s):: Martine Hausberger, Noémie Lerch, Estelle Guilbaud, Mathilde Stomp, Marine Grandgeorge, Séverine Henry, Clémence Lesimple
Although the question of animal welfare has been an important source of concern in the scientific community for several decades, many aspects are still under debate. On-farm assessments have to be rapid, acceptable to farmers and safe for both the assessors and animals. They are thus very...
Effects of different LED lighting conditions on young horses during trailer loading and stationary confinement
| Contributor(s):: Neveux, Claire, Ferard, Marion, Melac, Emmanuel, Pousset, Nicolas
[Equine Assisted Group Therapy. The Effect on the Quality of Life in Elderly with Dementia]
| Contributor(s):: Bos-Van Essen, S. M.
Effects of Equine Interaction on Mutual Autonomic Nervous System Responses and Interoception in a Learning Program for Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Ann L. Baldwin, Lisa Walters, Barbara K. Rector, Ann C. Alden
Equine-assisted learning (EAL) may improve the health of older adults, but scientific data are sparse. This study investigated whether people aged 55 and older show increased heart rate variability (HRV) during EAL and awareness of bodily sensations that are overall pleasant. Subjects (n =...
Welfare Assessment and Husbandry Practices of Working Horses in Fiji
| Contributor(s):: Navina Fröhlich, Patrick D. Sells, Rebecca Sommerville, Charlotte F. Bolwell, Charlotte Cantley, Jessica E. Martin, Stuart J. G. Gordon, Tamsin Coombs
Research shows that working equids in low and middle-income countries play an essential role in supporting the livelihoods of their owners. The objective of the study was to provide the first description of the welfare status of working horses in Fiji by analysing animal-based parameters...
Türk kültür tarihinde at ve kurt
| Contributor(s):: Yunus Emre Seyis
Bu çalışma, özellikle Genel Türk Tarihinden temel alınarak Türklerin yaşayışlarında, inançlarında ve kültürlerinde hayvanların etkisi ve üslubunu araştırmaktır. Bu bağlamda mevcut dönemi anlatan destan, efsane gibi edebi anlatılar olmak...
The unspoken psychological issues with lesson horses and how we need to address them
| Contributor(s):: Casey Clark
Every day all over the world horses provide much needed therapy and treatment to people in need. They provide physical, emotional, and mental training and healing. Humans depend on them for so much and we have a moral and ethical obligation to be good stewards of our equine companions. This...
Unbridled is the freedom from constraints that inhibit quality of life. Whether those constraints are anxiety, depression, or simply a build-up of life stressors, it is my goal to promote well being through a flexible and collaborative approach to growth. We offer therapy in a traditional...
The Horse: A Driving Force for the Lifestyle of Grooms
| Contributor(s):: Nicole Foright
The fundamental components of co-occupational relationships between humans and animals and their impact on occupational identity is an area for exploration in the study of occupation. Evaluating the lives of persons whose daily occupations involve working with animals contributes to the...
Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Xiao, N., Shinwari, K., Kiselev, S., Huang, X., Li, B., Qi, J.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has become a critical public health issue that affects more than 78 million people. In many recent studies, the authors have demonstrated that equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAATs) can substantially improve the social and behavioral skills of children...
Horses' Tactile Reactivity Differs According to the Type of Work: The Example of Equine-Assisted Intervention
| Contributor(s):: Rochais, C., Lerch, N., Gueguen, L., Schmidlin, M., Bonamy, O., Grandgeorge, M., Hausberger, M.
Tactile perception in humans varies between individuals and could depend on extrinsic factors such as working activity. In animals, there is no study relating the influence of animals' work and their tactile reactivity per se. We investigated horses' tactile reactivity using von Frey...
A simple collar can make all the difference: a practical solution to a potentially serious equine welfare problem
| Contributor(s):: Randle, H., Dennis, A.
Frustration in horses: Investigating expert opinion on behavioural indicators and causes using a delphi consultation
| Contributor(s):: Pannewitz, Laura, Loftus, Loni
Bit use and its relevance for rider safety, rider satisfaction and horse welfare in equestrian sport
| Contributor(s):: Luke, Karen L., McAdie, Tina, Warren-Smith, Amanda K., Smith, Bradley P.
The mane factor: Compliance is associated with increased hair cortisol in the horse
| Contributor(s):: Jolivald, Aurélie, Ijichi, Carrie, Hall, Carol, Yarnell, Kelly
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Equine Assisted Therapy: An Integrative Review of the Literature
| Contributor(s):: Brittany R. Selzer
The purpose of this integrative review of the literature is to examine the effectiveness of equine assisted therapy with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). An extensive review of the literature was conducted regarding children diagnosed with ASD who received equine...
Application of attachement theory to equine-facilitated therapy
| Contributor(s):: Aviva Vincent, Kathleen J. Farkas
Over the past two decades there has been a growing body of evidence, clinical and anecdotal, that equine-facilitated therapy (EFT) is a powerful tool for social workers and mental health clinicians. Recent research studies have begun to identify, name, and explain the mechanisms of EFT as a...
Heart rate, heart rate variability and salivary cortisol as indicators of arousal and synchrony in clients with intellectual disability, horses and therapist during equine-assisted interventions
| Contributor(s):: Anna Naber, Lena Kreuzer, Roswitha Zink, Eva Millesi, Rupert Palme, Karin Hediger, Lisa Maria Glenk
The aim of the study was to analyse interaction processes in equine-assisted therapy (EAT) sessions with ten female clients in the period of emerging adulthood with intellectual disability (ID). Heart rate (HR), heart rate variability and salivary cortisol levels have been analysed in humans...