Tag: Equine therapy

Therapy horse is short on size, but big on Magic

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Therapy horse is short on size, but big on Magic

Horse Stars Hall of Fame honors for tiny Magic.

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Pets help autistic kids develop social skills, study suggests

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Pets help autistic kids develop social skills, study suggests

US researcher found greater social skills among autistic children with household pets.

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Benefits of equine therapy in treating mental disorders questioned

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Benefits of equine therapy in treating mental disorders questioned

Review in peer-reviewed journal raises issues with studies.

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$50,000 grant for equine therapy for combat veterans

| December 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
$50,000 grant for equine therapy for combat veterans

Baylor University benefits from Horses and Humans Research Foundation grant.

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Horse Lore – the Traditional Wisdom of Equus

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Horse Lore – the Traditional Wisdom of Equus

Zen guide to horses offers equine-based insights into what horses think and do, and why.

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Riding between the worlds – by Linda Kohanov

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Riding between the worlds – by Linda Kohanov

Author says her experiences with horse are not special, rather based on listening to her intuition, or “gut feeling”.

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The Tao of Equus – by Linda Kohanov

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Tao of Equus – by Linda Kohanov

Tao of Equus tells of the interaction on many levels of the author and her horses.

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Is animal-assisted therapy a pain reliever?

| August 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Is animal-assisted therapy a pain reliever?

A US study has showing that patients recovering from total joint replacement surgery who receive animal-assisted therapy (AAT) require less pain medication than those who do not experience this type of therapy.

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Brazil’s Marcos Alves has eye on gold at Rio 2016

| June 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Brazil’s Marcos Alves has eye on gold at Rio 2016

Brazil’s para-equestrians have more reason than most to achieve at Rio 2016.

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NZ student wins grant for equine therapy study

| June 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
NZ student wins grant for equine therapy study

A postgraduate student from New Zealand’s Massey University has received a grant to study equine assisted development and counselling.

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Aust scholarship focuses on disasters and human-horse relations

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Aust scholarship focuses on disasters and human-horse relations

CQUniversity in Australia is offering a PhD Scholarship in Human-Horse Relations and Disaster Preparedness and Survival.

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The remarkable transformation of Jojo and Jerry

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
The remarkable transformation of Jojo and Jerry

Once-neglected pair launch into the next chapter of their lives.

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Caring for horses eases dementia symptoms – study

| May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Caring for horses eases dementia symptoms – study

People with Alzheimer’s become calmer and happier after grooming horses.

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Stress is lower among youths who work with horses – the science proves it

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stress is lower among youths who work with horses – the science proves it

Stress hormone study delivers “exciting” finding.

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Mustangs, inmates thrive at Arizona State Prison

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mustangs, inmates thrive at Arizona State Prison

The difference between human and equine prisoners is that the horses haven’t committed any crime.

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Value of pets to autistic children revealed in study

| April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
Value of pets to autistic children revealed in study

American study focused on dogs, but horses, rabbits or cats might be similarly suitable.

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Research lacking on animal therapy for hospital patients

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Research lacking on animal therapy for hospital patients

Theories on animal therapy have been around since the 1960s, but definitive research light.

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Five-year project to examine equine-assisted therapy

| April 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
Five-year project to examine equine-assisted therapy

“This is a growing area in the horse industry … there is tremendous student interest.”

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North Dakota professor studies therapeutic effect of horses

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
North Dakota professor studies therapeutic effect of horses

Early results show children respond well to equine-assisted therapy.

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How to be a better person: get the animal connection

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
How to be a better person: get the animal connection

Young adults with strong attachment to pets feel more connected to their communities and relationships.

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