Examiners: apl. Prof. Dr. phil. nat. Alfred Ziegler
and Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Joachim Wollschläger
Osnabrück, June 2017
Abstract: Objective: This study aims to analyze the behavioral changes in a girl who is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during an intervention called the Horse Boy Method. Method: One girl (eight years old) with ASD participated in this study. During five weeks she received the Horse Boy Method therapy on a weekly basis. The Scale for Emotional Development (SEO-R) and the Strength and Diffulcuties Questionaire (SDQ) were conducted before and after the intervention to establish overall changes in her social and emotional development.
Internal research report: Abstract
Objectives: The aim of this pilot study was to explore whether participation in a three day intervention involving horseback riding in nature– a program specifically designed for autistic children and their families called "Horse Boy Camps" - improves child outcomes in terms of social and cognitive functioning, as well as in parental and sibling well-being.
The Horse Boy Foundation, in conjunction with researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, is currently conducting a pilot study to investigate whether participation in a three day ‘Horse Boy Camp’ will improve child outcomes in terms of social and cognitive functioning, as well as parental and sibling well-being.
4 Human Environment Case Study: Set the child up for success (No Pressure/Flexibility)
This case study is about a Wounded Warrior Jeanne and I (Horse Boy Method Practitioner and Movement Method Mentor Bianca Rimbach) have been working with. Jeanne recently passed B. on to me. Jeanne informed me that he had a severe brain injury and has a difficult time communicating. She discussed that he really enjoys adrenaline rushes and wanted to learn to go fast on a horse and jump. He has a wife, three kids, and is from the Ukraine. That was all I knew when I first met him.
Aurora (pictured) has been coming out for playdates on a weekly basis for over a year now. When she first started coming she loved nothing more than to ride at the canter as much as we would let her.