Special Needs-Special Horses A Guide to the-Benefits of Therapeutic Riding

Hippotherapy Article, Violette

Research Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding and Autism


Selected Research Reports

  Equine-Assisted Intervention for People with DementiaAnthrozoös Vol. 27 , Iss. 1,2014

Harris, Androulla and  Williams, Joanne M.,  The Impact of a Horse Riding Intervention on the Social Functioning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,  Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(7), 776; doi: 10.3390/ijerph14070776

Gabriels, R.L., Pan, Z., Dechant, B., Agnew, J.A., Brim, N. & Mesibov, G. (2015) Randomized controlled trial of therapeutic horseback riding in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Pyschiatry, vol. 54, no. 7, 541-49.

Guest Editorial: Examining effects of equine-assisted activities to help combat veterans improve quality of life
Beth A. Lanning, PhD, MCHES; Nancy Krenek, PT, HPCS,

Effects of therapeutic horseback riding on post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans, Rebecca A. Johnson, David L. Albright, James R. Marzolf, et al. Military Medical Research 20185:3

Effect of Hippotherapy on Motor Control, Adaptive Behaviors, and Participation in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot Study,  Heather F. Ajzenman; John W. Standeven; Tim L. Shurtleff, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2013, Vol.67, 653-663.
Dabelko – Schoeny, H., Phillips, G., Darrough, E., DeAnna, S., Jardin, M., Johnson, D., & Lorch, G. (2014). Equine animal -assisted intervention for persons with dementia: Not just “horsing around”. Anthrozoos, Vol. 27, no.1, 141 -155
Borgi, et. al.  Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, ISSN 0162-3257, J Autism Dev Disord, DOI 10.1007/s10803-015-2530-6
Stergiou A1, Tzoufi M, Ntzani E, Varvarousis D, Beris A, Ploumis A., Therapeutic Effects of Horseback Riding Interventions: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis., Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Mar 1. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000726.   This paper includes an excellent bibliography.

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