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Table 2 A detailed features of equine-assisted interventions in the six filtered studies

From: Equine-assisted interventions for veterans with service-related health conditions: a systematic mapping review

Items Lanning (2013) Nevins (2013) Duncan (2014) Aldridge (2016) Ferruolo (2016) Lanning (2017)
Type of EAA or EAT
 EAA THR NOS EAL THR
 EAT HPOT EFMH
Provider CT-NOS PT SW EFMHE TRI
Sessions
 Duration 24 weeks 3 days 15 weeks 1 week 8 weeks
 Number of treatment times 24 3 15 2 8
 Length 1–2 h 4 h 1 h 7 h 1.5 h
Body language and communication
Ride the horse
Groundwork
Groom the horse
Get to know the horse
Matching horse and participant
Care for the horse
Social activities
Mounted exercises
Tack the horse
Safety behaviors
Connections to daily life
Family participation
Integration of therapeutic practices
  1. EAA Equine-assisted activities, EAL Equine-assisted learning, EAT Equine-assisted therapy, EFMH Equine facilitated mental health, HPOT Hippotherapy, NOS Not otherwise specified, THR Therapeutic horseback riding, CT-NOS Certified trainer not otherwise specified, EFMHE Equine facilitated mental health expert, PT Physical therapist, SW Social worker, TRI Therapeutic riding instructor; Present; −. Not present