Tag: Equine therapy

Study examines effectiveness of horse therapy on children with cerebral palsy

| 15 May 2015 8:57 pm | 0 Comments
Study examines effectiveness of horse therapy on children with cerebral palsy

“Early indications … are that there are benefits for the children.”

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California moves against cobalt use in racehorses

| 19 April 2015 9:16 am | 0 Comments
California moves against cobalt use in racehorses

Another racing jurisdiction clamps down on use of the trace element.

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Get your vote in! 12 nominees for RDA Horse of the Year

| 3 April 2015 9:27 am | 0 Comments
Get your vote in! 12 nominees for RDA Horse of the Year

Twelve horses and ponies from around NZ are up for prestigious award.

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Therapy horse is short on size, but big on Magic

| 24 February 2015 12:18 pm | 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

| 1 January 2015 9:32 am | 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

| 30 December 2014 10:56 am | 1 Comment
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

| 12 December 2014 7:07 am | 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

| 7 October 2014 11:03 am | 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

| 6 October 2014 10:40 am | 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

| 6 October 2014 10:36 am | 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?

| 9 August 2014 7:42 am | 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

| 29 June 2014 9:33 am | 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

| 28 June 2014 7:27 am | 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

| 20 May 2014 8:07 am | 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

| 13 May 2014 10:30 pm | 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

| 6 May 2014 8:57 am | 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

| 25 April 2014 8:35 pm | 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

| 17 April 2014 9:44 am | 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

| 15 April 2014 8:51 am | 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

| 11 April 2014 9:01 am | 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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