Posted 06 November 2011 - 02:58 AM
Dani, and Siobhan got me thinkin' about Non-Aviain Links. In particular, to place Humans, and animals together for rehab.
HERE is the post were I stated my thoughts.
What are yours?
Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:33 PM
Not too long ago I was talking with my father-in-law about one of his friends' grandsons, who is autistic. He was asking me if I knew of any resources to help him, and I asked if he had ever been around horses. I used to ride quite a lot, and had experience with handicapped children and the benefits of therapeutic riding (including myself). I can't explain why, but horses seem to "get" autism, and many autistics seem to "get" horses. When you see the relationship develop, you never forget it. It's extremely powerful.
Anyway, here in Whatcom County we have the NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association) accredited Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center and also a program called Animals as Natural Therapy, for children and adults with a multitude of backgrounds, but especially coming from dysfunctional families.
I have personal experience with the NWTRC, but none with AANT.
The websites are:
Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center
Animals as Natural Therapy
Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:05 PM
Is there any reason these links can't be posted in the Non-Avian Pet Discussions? I am not sure there would be enough interest or posts to create a sub-forum which would only bury the information if the forum is not being used.
Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:22 PM
Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:06 PM
No, I don't think there's a reason for creating a sub-forum....if a new thread was started, could it be pinned to the top of the Non-Avian Discussion forum?
Sure ... and then everyone add their non-avian links in the same post?
Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:52 AM
Keeping in mind that all links must comply with forum guidelines .... users must be aware that they may NOT post links where they will personally benefit from a member following that link ... Those types of situations need to come to the moderating team via PM for approval.
Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:54 PM