Equestrian

For more information on equestrian sport, head to Cave Horsemanship.

*DRIVING*
Associations:
US Driving for the Disabled
Coaching Certification:
CHA Driving Instructor Certification
PATH-Driving Certification
Media:
Horse Radio Network
USEF Network
Resources
American Driving Society
American Road Horse & Pony Association
Six-Horse Hitch & Cart Classic Series
United Professional Horsemen’s Association

*EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING (EAL)*
This is using natural horsemanship as a therapeutic activity to enhance leadership development.
Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals
Parelli Natural Horsemanship
Parelli Savvy Club

*RIDING*
Associations:
US Para Equestrian Association
World Para Reining Association
Coaching Certification:
PATH CTRI Certification
Resources
Special Olympics
United Professional Horsemen’s Association
US Dressage Federation
Western Dressage Association of America

*VAULTING*
Associations:
American Vaulting Association
Coaching Certification:
CHA Vaulting Coach Certification
PATH-Interactive Vaulting Certification
Media:
USEF Network
Training & Equipment:
GymnasticBodies
Pegasus Vaulting Supply
Skyline Equine

*RESEARCH*

Blakeney, B. A. (2014). The Horse as Teacher: Really? Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 28(2), 79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2014.01.005

Borgi, M., Loliva, D., Cerino, S., Chiarotti, F., Venerosi, A., Bramini, M., … Cirulli, F. (2016). Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-015-2530-6

Burgon, H. L. (2014). Horses, mindfulness and the natural environment: Observations from a qualitative study with at-risk young people participating in therapeutic horsemanship. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 17(2), 51–67.

Burgon, H. L. (2011). ‘Queen of the world’: experiences of ‘at-risk’ young people participating in equine-assisted learning/therapy. Journal of Social Work Practice, 25(02), 165–183. https://doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2011.561304

Cerulli, C., Minganti, C., De Santis, C., Tranchita, E., Quaranta, F., & Parisi, A. (2014). Therapeutic Horseback Riding in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 20(8), 623–629. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2014.0061

Corring, D., Lundberg, E., & Rudnick, A. (2013). Therapeutic Horseback Riding for ACT Patients with Schizophrenia. Community Mental Health Journal, 49(1), 121–126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-011-9457-y

Frederick, K. E., Ivey Hatz, J., & Lanning, B. (2015). Not Just Horsing Around: The Impact of Equine-Assisted Learning on Levels of Hope and Depression in At-Risk Adolescents. Community Mental Health Journal, 51(7), 809–817. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-015-9836-x

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. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 54(7), 541–549. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2015.04.007

Gabriels, R. L., Pan, Z., Guérin, N. A., Dechant, B., & Mesibov, G. (2018). Long-Term Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized Trial. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 5(JUL). https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2018.00156

Goodwin, MS, CTRS, TRS, B. J., Hawkins, PhD, CTRS, LRT, B. L., Townsend, PhD, CTRS, J. A., Van Puymbroeck, PhD, CTRS, FDRT, M., & Lewis, PhD, CTRS, S. (2017). Therapeutic riding and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An application of the theory of self-efficacy. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 15(4), 41. https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2016.0118

Hallberg, L. (2018). The Clinical Practice of Equine-Assisted Therapy. New York: Routledge.

Homnick, D. N., Henning, K. M., Swain, C. V., & Homnick, T. D. (2013). Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Balance Deficits. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 19(7), 622–626. https://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2012.0642

Kemeny, B., Hutchins, D., Gramlich, C., Craine, C., & Crandell, L. (2019). Identifying the best protocol: Social engagement or groundwork prior to therapeutic riding? American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 18(1), 19–30. https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2019.0178

Malkin, M. J., Lloyd, L. F., & Gerstenberger, D. (2011). Benefits of therapeutic horseback riding for an adolescent female with traumatic brain injury. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 10(2), 17–28.

Martin, R. A., Graham, F. P., Levack, W. M. M., Taylor, W. J., & Surgenor, L. J. (2019). Exploring how therapeutic horse riding improves health outcomes using a realist framework. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 030802261986549. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022619865496

McDaniel Peters, B. C., & Wood, W. (2017). Autism and Equine-Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Mapping Review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(10), 3220–3242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3219-9

Nqwena, Z., & Naidoo, R. (2016). The effect of therapeutic horseback riding on heart rate variability of children with disabilities. African Journal of Disability, 5(1), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.4102/ajod.v5i1.248

Schneider, M. S., & Harley, L. P. (2016). The Impact of Therapeutic Riding for People with Disabilities on Variables Related to Mental Health. Anthrozoös, 29(1), 59–72. https://doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2015.1069987

Shapley, K. L., Flynn, P. F., & Raven, S. (2018). Therapeutic riding centers : Unexpected benefits. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 17(3), 9–14. https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2018.0163

Smith-Osborne, A., & Selby, A. (2010). Implications of the Literature on Equine-Assisted Activities for Use as a Complementary Intervention in Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 27(4), 291–307. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10560-010-0201-1

Staunæs, D., & Raffnsøe, S. (2019). Affective Pedagogies, Equine-assisted Experiments and Posthuman Leadership. Body and Society, 25(1), 57–89. https://doi.org/10.1177/1357034X18817352