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Horses and Human Health

Horses from southeastern Turkey to help children with disabilities

Horses from southeastern Turkey to help children with disabilitiesThe hippotherapy center designed to offer equine-assisted therapy for young locals living near the Şanlıurfa Hippodrome was established as part of a social responsibility project being conducted by the Jockey Club of Turkey (TJK).

Equine-assisted therapy centre opens in St-Lazare

Equine-assisted therapy centre opens in St-LazareA new equestrian centre opening in St-Lazare offers more than just riding lessons. Instructors at Enfants en Équi-Libre are certified therapists who incorporate horses in their physical and occupational therapy.
 

Special Olympics equestrian program helps riders gain confidence and strength

Special Olympics equestrian program helps riders gain confidence, strengthFor the past four years, Jonah Schmidt has evolved from a kid who was a little nervous around horses to a confident young man riding astride a quarter horse named Lola.

Finding Joy and Healing through Horse Therapy

Through interaction with the animals, horse therapy encourages people to rebuild trust and boundaries in personal relationships, and promotes the idea of adopting new approaches to problem-solving. Sandra Goeldner says she has been struggling since her life was shattered by sexual abuse. "I'd say a lot of my confidence was beaten out of me, my personality was destroyed and I became just a closed soul who was basically dying," she says.

Study of Horse Therapy For Vets Shows Positive Early Results

Study of Horse Therapy For Vets Shows Positive Early ResultsCombat veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) were less depressed and experienced fewer symptoms after participating in a new local therapeutic horseback-riding program, according to a study conducted by the UCF College of Medicine.

Healing horses: the therapy of riding

Healing horses: the therapy of ridingA few years ago, Jennifer Pyjas slipped into a coma after an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant.It took a year in the hospital, but Pyjas recovered and eventually moved from South Carolina to Colorado, partly because her cousin, Robyn Morgan, a long-time volunteer at the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC) in Longmont, knew Pyjas would be a perfect candidat

Horse therapy: horses help people tackle their mental health issues

Horse therapy: horses remind us about our humanityIt’s so cold that pigeons have sought refuge in the barn; they flutter and coo in the rafters. Chunks of ice lie by a water trough with no hope of thawing. And in the center of the arena, six teens wearing thick winter coats jam gloved hands into jean pockets, trying to stay warm, but failing. Nonetheless, the therapist is in and ready to work.

Horse Therapy: Kids Reading to Rescues

Horse Therapy: Kids Reading to RescuesThere’s a place in Middle Tennessee unlike most. It’s a farm with rescue animals and also children, and they compliment each other in a way that’s both educational and therapeutic.
 
At Hickory Hill Farm in Wilson County, rescue horses are utilized in a reading program with children.
 

Turkish Jockey Club opens third Horse Therapy Centre

Turkish Jockey Club opens third Horse Therapy CentreThe Turkish Jockey Club (TJK) has opened a third horse therapy center for children with disabilities in the Şirinyer Hippodrome in the Aegean Sea city of Izmir. Izmir Deputy Governor Erol Türkmen, Provincial Director of National Educati

Horse therapy integrated into senior living facility in Arizona

Horse therapy integrated into senior living facility in ArizonaIf in 1987 you asked David Freshwater and David Barnes if by 2017 they thought they’d be managing 39 retirement communities nationwide—and now creating one of their very own state of the art facilities in Tucson—you might get a laugh.

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