Oral Presentations

The following list of oral presenters have been offered a position in the HETI Congress programme and we hope to welcome them to present in Dublin pending their acceptance.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Dr Kinga Wagner
Hungarian Riding For The Disabled Federation
Hungary

The use of the Alert Program concept in the riding therapy

Attention Deficit Disorder

Ms Joana Filipa Gonçalves
Academia Equestre João Cardiga
Portugal

How does a psychomotor therapist brings value to the table?

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Darinka Király
Therapeutic Riding Association In Hungary
Hungary

Rajzoló/ Horse-drawer

Autism

Cathy Binz
RDAA
Australia

Equine Therapies for Children with Autism: Evidence-based, or simply ‘feel good’ practices?

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Maggie Broom
Grey Horse Growth And Learning/RDA St Andrews
Australia

Mounted or unmounted? ... or both?: Equine therapy and ASD

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M.J. (Jenny) Collings
Cprth And Rda
United Kingdom

HAPPY TRACKERS! – Successful Tracking an autistic group of children leads to good Team Work

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Mary Longden
Joan Tonge Therapeutic Riding Association and RDA Australia
Australia
Ben - A Case Study. Balancing skills for life with horses and riding.

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Tiphaine Mourey
Laboratoire Acté Université Clermont Auvergne
France

Ontology and dilemmas when taking care of an autistic person with horses, an anthropological study

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Alice Passarini
Asst Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda
Italy

Pilot study: definition of a video recording protocol to monitor  Equine Assisted Therapy in patients with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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Amelia Plisner
The Fortune Centre Of Riding Therapy
United Kingdom

The effectiveness of implementing Equine-based interventions to improve the social and communication skills deficits of young people with an ASD

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Marietta Schulz
Autism Spectrum Disorder: a challenge to social learning

Cerebral Palsy

Mrs Brita Norrud
University Of Bergen
Norway

Observation of changes in movement during therapeutic riding in children with cerebral palsy (CP)

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Minhwa Suk
Samsung Medical Center
South Korea

Comparsion of body movements in children with cerebral palsy during hippotherapy and walking.

Early Intervention

Professor Heidi Brady
Texas Tech University
United States

Gait and Gross Motor Skills in Two-and Three-Year-Old Children with Developmental Delay Participating in Hippotherapy Intervention

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Dr Ali Azman Minhaj
Malaysian Hippotherapy Association
Malaysia

Malaysia Experience in Hippotherapy

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Mrs Stephanie Tetzner
Deutsches Kuratorium Therapeutisches Reiten (dkthr)
Germany

Early Intervenation: Risks by physiological features of small children!

Specific Learning Disability

Mrs. Paulien Rutgers
A.A.I. Centrum De Klimop / AAIZOO
Netherlands

“Help, my teacher’s a horse! Strenghtening executive functions through experiential learning with horses.”

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MSc. Jindra Vladykova
Vladykuv Dvur, Z.s.
Czech Republic

USING ETHOLOGY RESEARCH AS AN EQUINE FACILITATED LEARNING STRATEGY

Vocational Training

Ms Metka Demšar Goljevšček
NAZAJ NA KONJA - Back On The Horseback
Slovenia

Back on the horseback - A program to promote personal growth and professional development through Equine Assisted Learning

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Arwen Finch
Festina Lente
Ireland

The Challenges and Benefits an on the job Equestrian Vocational Training Model for Young Adults with Various Abilities and Support Needs

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Yanina Sanchez
Fundación de Equinoterapia San Juan - Argentina.
Argentina

“Teaching learning interventions, assisted with equines for teachers of the National University of San Juan, of the educational sciences program“

Intellectual Disability

Profesor / Mayor Del Ejercito Gustavo Dos Santos
Centro Nacional De Fomento Y Rehabilitacion Ecuestre
Uruguay

The programs of Educational and Therapeutic activities with the assistance of horses in URUGUAY and the experience made in CENAFRE

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Ms Joanna Dzwonkowska
Polish Hippotherapeutical Association (pha)
Poland

The role of therapeutic riding in the education and upbringing of young people with intellectual disabilities

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Ms. Alexandra Meissel
Lebenshilfe Nuernberger Land e.V.
Germany

How to enhance skills of handicapped people through the use of trail obstacles in equine facilitated programmes

Mental ill health

Ms Michelle Black
Elegrow
Australia

Combatting Compassion Fatigue

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Nina Ekholm Fry
Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver
United States

Understanding the Therapeutic Environment in Equine-Assisted Therapy

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Nina Ekholm Fry
Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver
United States

Horses in the Treatment of Trauma: Integration with Evidence-Based Trauma Practices

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Ms. Jennifer Garland
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
Canada

Experiential Learning with Horses: An Innovative Approach to Fostering Resiliency-based Competencies in At-Risk Youth

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PhD Francesca Gatti
University Of Oslo
Norway

Substance use disorder treatment retention and completion: a prospective study of horse-assisted therapy for young adults

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Ms Jennifer Gibbons
Horse Sense New Zealand
New Zealand

“Discoveries from the Antipodes ~Achieving Balance Exploring A Range Of Diverse Clinical Applications Where The Horses Are The Primary Therapists”

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Ms. Jaclyn Manzione
Touched By A Horse
United States

Quantifying Outcomes of the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method In 2017

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Roswitha Zink
Verein E.motion Equotherapie
Austria

Integrating horses into evidence-based trauma therapy

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Lynn Thomas
Eagala
United States

The Eagala Model: Theoretical Foundations and Facilitation Skillsets working with Trauma and Other Psychological Issues

Physical Disability

Mrs Karen Aspery
Riding For The Disabled Association Of Australia
Australia

Equestrian Sign Language - developing basic sign language for equestrian terminology to communicate with riders with disabilities.

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Jo-anne Chevalier
Northern Lights Therapeutic Riding Association
Canada

Fundamental Movement Skills form the basis for future sport skill development and for the life-long enjoyment of physical activity.

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Mrs M.J. (Jenny) Collings
Cprth And Rda
United Kingdom

Understanding and Balancing Knowledge with Treatment of SMA Type II

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Ms Claudia da Costa Mota
Instituto Passo A Passo Equoterapia
Brazil

Analysis of the horseback rider trunk’s biomechanic according to the horse’s neck position during walking

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Prof Dorothée Debuse
Lunex University
Luxembourg

Is it all in the saddle? A case report on an adult rider with cerebral palsy over 10 years

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Prof Dorothée Debuse
Lunex University
Luxembourg

It’s never too late – improving function several years post Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): 2 case studies

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Marion Drache
Willi Drache Stiftung
Germany

“Hippotherapy for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS): A multicenter randomized controlled trial”

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Ms Marie Gudmundsson
Landstinget Dalarna, County of Dalarna
Sweden

Equine assisted interventions as support for everyday function and activities

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Hanna Huttunen
T:mi Fysio- Ja Ratsastusterapia Sanna Mattila
Finland

COPM (The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure) in back pain by occupational therapist Hanna Huttunen

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Ms. Sanna Järvelä
www.sjtalli.fi
Finland

Practical Finnish riding group therapy interventions in Salo by physical therapist Sanna Järvelä

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Ms Taeyeong Kim
Korea University Graduate School
South Korea

Long-term effect of simulated horseback riding exercise for chronic low back pain: A Randomized controlled clinical trial

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Dr. Beth Macauley
Grand Valley State University
United States

Working with Persons with Vestibular Disorders

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Mrs. Sanna Mattila-Rautiainen
University Of Eastern Finland
Finland

The effect of 12 weeks Equine Assisted Therapy trial to patient´s low back pain and muscle activity

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Mylena Medeiros
University Of Manitoba
Canada

“Adaptation of the Seated Postural Control Measure for Children/Youth with Neuromotor Disorders during Hippotherapy: A project for development and Reliability”

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Mrs. Anne Rokka
Equine College Hevosopisto
Finland

ASSESSING THE RIDERS POSTURE AND MOVEMENT ON DIFFERENT TYPE OF SURCINGLE

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Dr. Jana Sklenaříková
Jk Fany Hostěnice
Czech Republic

Paravaulting: therapeutic horseback riding with acrobatic exercises as a discipline of para-equestrian sport

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Dr. Yulia Slepchenko
National Federation Of Hippotherapy And Equestrian Sports For People With Disabilities
Russian Federation

CORRECTION OF PELVIC SOMATIC DYSFUNCTIONS IN CHILDREN OF 7-10 YEARS WITH THE HELP OF EQUINE THERAPY AND OSTEOPATHY.

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Mrs Alexandra Stergiou
Ioannina Therapeutic Riding Center, Greece
Greece

Therapeutic effects on balance of equine-assisted therapies in children with neuromuscular disorders

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Mrs Alexandra Stergiou
Ioannina Therapeutic Riding Center, Greece
Greece

“Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies in patients with physical disabilities. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”

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Dr. Katharina Wolf
Murnau Trauma Center
Germany

Hippotherapy in the Rehabilitation of Patients after Traumatic Brain Injury in the Murnau Trauma Center

Social and Emotional Difficulties

Rebecca Bailey
Transitioning Families
United States

Creating Protected Spaces for Families: Working with Horses in the Transitioning Families™ Model

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Mariarosaria Battagliese
Associazione “parco Del Cilento”
Italy

Stop the bullying with the help of the horse.

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Jill Carey
Festina Lente
Ireland

Exploring the Impact of Equine Facilitated Learning on the Social and Emotional WellBeing of Young People Affected by Educational Inequality

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Catharina Carlsson
Linnaeus University
Sweden

Equine-assisted social work- a therapy room with potential opportunities for self-harming adolescents and their staff

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Lindsey Crosbie With
United Kingdom

Overcoming Obstacles: Breaking barriers in the lives of survivors of violence and abuse through Horse Agility and Competitive Western Trail.

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Deborah Draves Legg
Leaves And Lizards Arenal Volcano Cabin Retreat
Costa Rica

“Horse Herds teaching Human Herds Using ‘Power of the Herd’ principles to strengthen family dynamics.”

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Annette Gomolla
Institut Für Pferdegestützte Therapie
Germany

Horse assisted therapy as a body- and attachment orientated therapy for children after trauma - Scientific results and perspectives

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Shelley Green
Nova Southeastern University
United States

Examining the Impact of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) on PTSD Symptomatology among Residential Foster Youth

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Siofra Hayes Moriarty
Festina Lente
Ireland

A Phenomenological Study of Students’ Experiences of Equine Assisted Learning and how These Experiences may Impact on Their Behaviours and Attitudes

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Ann Hemingway
Bournemouth University
United Kingdom

A feasibility study of an equine assisted intervention for young people with social and emotional challenges

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Reka Kresak
University Of Szeged, Hungary
Hungary

The Effects of Equine Assisted Activities (EAA) on the Emotional and Social Development of Adolescents

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Beth Macauley
Grand Valley State University
United States

Equine Movement Facilitates Correct Articulation of /r/

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Beth Macauley
Grand Valley State University
United States

Using Hippotherapy to Facilitate Use of a Communication Device in a Young Child with Multiple Disabilities

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Michela Marzorati
Amici del Centro Vittorio Di Capua, Onlus
Italy

“Pilot Study: Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) can change adaptive functions in children with Dyspraxia.”

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Laura Meyer
University Of Denver
United States

Equine Interactions and Social Pedagogy at an Irish Children’s Home

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Ritva Mickelsson
University Of Helsinki
Finland

Lessons Learned from Horses: Comparing Equine-Assisted Social Education Intervention on Special Education Pupils’ Well-being with ART and Co-Operational Mathematics

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Anna Naber
Verein E.motion Equotherapie
Austria

“Because they feel your heartbeat!”- Heartrate (variability) as a sign of synchronization within horse assisted therapy based on body language."

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Kirstin O’Neill
Festina Lente
Ireland

The impact of equine facilitated programmes on the emotional intelligence of children affected by socio-economic disadvantage

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Michele Pickel
Horse Powered Reading
South Africa

Horse Powered Reading

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Amanda Rumore
Randolph College
United States

Equine Assisted Learning Combined with Traditional Tutoring Reduces the High School Drop-out Rate in At-Risk Youth

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Anita Shkedi
Israel National Therapeutic Riding Association
Israel

Youth-at-Risk Equine Studies: Five-Year Statistical Review of Exam Results

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Marilyn Sokolof
Unbridled Therapy
United States

Treating Addiction With the Help of a Horse

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Marilyn Sokolof
Unbridled Therapy
United States

A Comparative Study of the Efficacy of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Traditional Psychotherapy for Female Survivors of Trauma

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Clare Thomas-pino
University Of Maine/University Of Maine At Farmington
United States

Evaluating Human-Equine Interactions through the Lens of Adult Attachment- Lessons Learned from EAAT Research Laurence

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Weill Ikan
Imh
Israel

Equine Assisted programme for the Rehabilitation of Youth at Risk (15-17 years) - From Individual to Group Approach.

Social Inclusion

Profesor / Mayor Del Ejercito Gustavo Dos Santos
Centro Nacional De Fomento Y Rehabilitacion Ecuestre
Uruguay

Inclusion and work with adolescents from social, cultural and economic critical contexts in a equestrian rehabilitation center in CENAFRE-URUGUAY

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Mr Syllas Jadach Oliveira Lima
São Paulo State Military Police
Brazil

Giramundo Project:  interactive vaulting as a socio-educational strategy

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Ms Stavrula Kyriakopoulou
Hellenic Therapeutic Riding Center Of Serres (hetrics)
Greece

SUMMER CAMP KETHIS - “We can all be part of this party!”

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Prof. (phd) Joana Moreira
Todos A Galope - Associação Equestre
Portugal

Impact of horse-mediated activities in the wellbeing of socially excluded children – a mixed study on three pilot programs

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Dr. Ana Paula Samico
Ceeq - Centro Elohim De Equoterapia
Brazil

The CEEQ Project: The development that comes at gallop.

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Ms. Heather Sansom
University Of Guelph
Canada

The 4-H Horse Club Resilience Study: Strategies for Facilitating Inclusion and Therapeutic Outcomes in Community Equine Recreation

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Dianne-dominique Theakstone
Equi-power Central Scotland Riding For The Disabled Group
United Kingdom

Happy Horses Help Happy Humans

Equine Education and Training

Mr Matthew Cobble
Riding For The Disabled Association Uk
United Kingdom

Supporting Volunteers at RDA UK

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Nina Ekholm Fry
Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver
United States

Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies at Universities and Colleges: Perspectives from the United States

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Dr. Péter Jámbor
Hungarian Equestrian Therapy Association Foundation
Hungary

Comparison of the sitting point kinematics of the free walk with motion analysis in different hippoterapeutic horses

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Ms. Emily Kieson
Oklahoma State University
United States

Horses Prefer Food over Human Contact for Task Reward and Considerations for Human-Horse Bonding

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Ms Katarina Felicia Lundgren
Horse & Nature, Mimer Centre
Sweden

“Sharing Minds – Equine-Human Intersubjectivity in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy A Suggested Theoretical Framework and Meta-Analysis”

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Dr. Beth Macauley
Grand Valley State University
United States

The Effects of Cuencos Tones on the Behavior of Therapy Horses

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Mrs. Marietta Schulz
Deutsches Kuratorium Für Therapeutisches Reiten E.v.
Germany

Equine Education & Training - presentation of an example of an international training programme for specialists for psycho-educational therapy

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Phd. Stanislava Tílešová
Rychlewska Stowarzyszenie “strapate Ranczo”
Poland

Self-experience - a true innovation in education and training of equine therapists for their role.

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Jacqueline Tiley
American Hippotherapy Association, Inc.
United States

Impact of Terminology on Research and Reimbursement – a Global Look

Equine Welfare

Ms Edwina Boase-stratford
Riding For The Disabled Associaton Of Victoria
Australia

A model for developing workplace health and safety, best practice risk management in therapeutic horse riding.

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Ms Joanna Brooks
Festina Lente
Ireland

The Introduction of a Culture of Equine Welfare and the Continual Improvement of such in a Busy Equestrian Centre

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Nina Ekholm Fry
Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver
United States

Challenges Horses Face in Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies

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Noemie Guerin
Virginia Tech
United States

Horse Behavior and Physiology during Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies: A Systematic Literature Review

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Mrs Julie Nicholson
Riding For The Disabled Australia
Australia

BUILDING RESILIENCE IN THE THERAPY HORSE

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Dr Magdalena Pikul
Special Education And Care Centre In Zbylitowska Góra - Dwudniaki
Poland

EMOTIONS AND INTERSPECIES INTERACTION IN EQUITATION, THEIR DETERMINANTS AND FUNCTIONS

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Ms Lorrie Renker
Heritage Christian Stables
United States

Maintaining the Wellbeing of Horses in a EAAT program

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Mrs Rose Scofield
Oxford Brookes University
United Kingdom

“Welfare measured via the display of conflict behaviours by equids wearing bitted and bitless bridles in halt trials.”

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Mrs. Marianne Vidament
(IFCE) French Institute For Horse And Riding
France

Personality of horses dedicated to assisted riding and/or assisted therapies

Other

Ms. Saskia Aust
Verein e.motion - Lichtblickhof
Germany

“Non-verbal interaction as key in Equine Assisted Interventions - Interaction between client, horse and therapist and the possibility’s for EAI“

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Anja Cain
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding Inc.
United States

The Circular Classroom, Interactive Vaulting for Public School Groups in Charleston, South Carolina

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Dr Sid Carter
Bournemouth University
United Kingdom

The Mechanism of Action of an Equine Assisted Intervention: A Pilot Study

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Ms Audrey Darby
Childvision
Ireland

The Horse Sense project – the value of using and equine setting to meet therapeutic goals

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Prof Dorothée Debuse
Lunex University
Luxembourg

Providing the evidence: A critique of research designs and statistical tests for Therapeutic Riding

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Dr Celia Grummitt
God Unlimited Outdoor Therapy
United Kingdom

Pilot study exploring the use of matrices to improve communication between therapists, users and involved organisations.

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Ms Margareta Håkanson
Swedish organisation of Equine Assisted Interactions
Sweden

Nordic Aspects on Equine Facilitated Physiotherapy – from biomechanics to bodily and social interaction.

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Elizabeth Hill
Riding For The Disabled Association
United Kingdom

Riding for the Disabled working with commercial riding schools to gain their Accessibility Mark accreditation

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Ms. Aiko Kojima
Horse Community Piskari
Japan

The effect of continuous horse therapy on dynamic standing balance in the elderly.

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Dr Joseph Lancia
University Of Rochester Medical Center, St. John Fisher College
United States

Psychoanalytic Thought and the Power of Human - Animal Relationships

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Mrs Gay Lewis
Rda
Australia

The Soft Bigotry Of Low Expectations

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Ms Maria Liapi
Therapeutic Riding Association Of Greece (trag)
Greece

“Psycho-Educational Approach applied in Equine Assisted Therapy, How & why Psycho-Education enhances the therapeutic impact in individuals working with horses”

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Ms Lynne Munro
Riding For The Disabled Association (UK) CPTRH
United Kingdom

Vaulting: Riding for the Disabled Coach and Chartered Physiotherapist working together enables participation and achievement for children with complex needs

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Ms Kiginu Nakata
Rda Japan
Japan

Current situation of horse therapeutic world  in Japan and future efforts

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Ms Lorrie Renker
Heritage Christian Stables
United States

Hurdles and Challenges to Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT)

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Dr Anita Shkedi
Israel National Therapeutic Riding Association
Israel

Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy:Towards a Future Curriculum

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Mr Doug Smith
Riding For The Disabled Association
United Kingdom

Development and validation of haptic interface for deaf-blind riders

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Dr. Tobba Sudmann
Western Norway University Of Applied Sciences
Norway

Equine-facilitated physiotherapy – devised encounters with daring and compassion

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Mrs Erna Törmälehto
University Of Tampere, Pori Unit, Finland
Finland

THE THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL OF A HORSE WHEN WORKING WITH GROUPS OF YOUNG PEOPLE

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Mrs Angela Torsch
Hippotherapy Northumberland
United Kingdom

Investigating if  a modified assessment tool can demonstrate impact of hippotherapy in children with complex disabilities (neuromotor; sensory; communication; cognitive/behavioural).

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