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  1. 1st Responder Canine (FRK9)

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    1St Responder Canine (FRK9) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides purpose bred Service Dogs to First Responders that have incurred life altering injuries to include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries...

  2. Public geospatial datasets as an approach to maximizing efficiency in the collection of site covariates in wildlife–vehicle collision studies

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    | Contributor(s):: James A. Vance, Walter H. Smith, Gabrielle L. Smith

    Wildlife–vehicle collisions (WVCs) are a major research focus because of increasing human health and safety concerns and the potential for biological impacts on wildlife. A key component of both understanding the causes of WVCs and designing mitigation measures is the collection and...

  3. Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVTRP)

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    The Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVTRP) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that helps each individual realize their highest potential by providing equine-assisted activities to people with disabilities, youth-at-risk, recovering military personnel, and others in need in an inclusive,...

  4. Caring Canines

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    Caring Canines’ goal is to provide emotional support, comfort, encouragement and share the joy and health benefits that dogs bring to our lives. We are an extremely dedicated volunteer group that strives to improve the lives of the people we visit, our dogs, and ourselves.

  5. New Freedom Farm

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    New Freedom Farm is a non-profit community farm located in Buchanan, Virginia. We exist to aid veterans with PTSD, Substance Abuse, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by using the therapeutic activity of interacting with our equines, farming, and peer-to-peer support. The end goal is to...

  6. SpiritHorse Shenendoah Valley

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    SpiritHorse of Shenandoah Valley is family-owned and operated right here in Raphine, VA. Since our company opened its doors in 2015, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services have been researched and have...

  7. SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program

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    SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program is unique because we implement different practices of Equine Assisted Activities, to promote inclusion and urban horsemanship, for the healing and improvement of life skills. It is widely recognized that the interaction, between humans and horses, offers a...

  8. Breaking Free

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    Breaking Free is a 501(C)3 non-profit service that benefits our community through working with horses and activities that encourage people to break free from circumstances that prevent them from reaching their potential in life.  Our organization can help people resolve conflicts,...

  9. Untamed Spirit Therapeutic & Educational Program

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    The concept of moving forward is the basis for a new horse facility located in Virginia Beach.  Nestled in the heart of Pungo farmland, Forward Motion Farm, LLC was developed in the summer of 2010 as a blended equine community bringing both able-bodied and special needs individuals...

  10. Inspiring Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc.

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    Inspiring Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship,Inc., a 501c(3) non profit organization that was founded in 2013. The program is served by two certified PATH, Intl. riding instructors and a board of directors. ISTH is also a PATH  International Center  member and TRAV center member. Our...

  11. Hoofbeats

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    “Horses helping people.” It’s been Hoofbeat’s guiding principle since our founding in 1993. We offer accredited therapeutic horseback riding services to adults and children in Rockbridge, Virginia and neighboring communities. Hoofbeats serves people with mental,...

  12. Heartland Horse Heroes

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    Heartland Horse Heroes is a 501c3, not for profit organization whose mission is to provide equestrian activities for individuals who have mental, physical, emotional, social challenges or learning disabling conditions.  Our vision is to offer quality equine opportunities, in a state of the...

  13. Bridle Paths

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    Bridle Paths is a nonprofit organization that offers strength, support, and healing to individuals and families through safe, effective, and high-quality equine-assisted activities and therapies. We provide therapeutic horseback riding instruction, equine-assisted learning, and equine-assisted...

  14. Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship

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    BRCTH provides life-enhancing, equine assisted activities for individuals with disabling conditions, including those who are “at risk”, in the northern Shenandoah Valley.   We serve adults and children from age four.  In order to provide these services to the community, we...

  15. A Qualitative Assessment of Virginia Beach Dog Park Users

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    | Contributor(s):: Edwin Gomez, John Hunting

    The purpose of this paper is to look at a Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) dog park as a case study exploring the benefits and perceptions of dog parks by its users. The qualitative methodology follows an earlier dog park study by Gómez (2013) in Norfolk, VA. Our findings indicated three...

  16. Native Dog Burials and Associated Ritual in Coastal Virginia and Beyond

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Fitzgerald

    The only domesticated animals on the continent, dogs held a special place among the fauna of North America. Their symbolic and ritual significance is especially evident within Late Woodland sites along the Chickahominy River where several modal patterns of dog burial are present at four sites....

  17. Horse Husbandry in Colonial Virginia: An Analysis of Probate Inventories in Relation to Environmental and Social Changes

    | Contributor(s):: Kimberly Peck

    Despite the vast amount of zooarchaeological research that has been done on livestock in Colonial Virginia, little is known about the role of the horse in society and the environment before the American Revolution. The image provided by the current literature on the subject is fairly general and...

  18. Puppy love

    | Contributor(s):: Ulick, Josh

  19. The Archaeology And Ethnohistory Of The Dog In Virginia Algonquian Culture As Seen From Weyanoke Old Town

    | Contributor(s):: Blick, Jeffrey P.