Below are just some of the sources that have proved to be invaluable in mine and The Lady’s explorations into my being a therapy pet.

Books:

Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy: Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice, 2nd Edition, Aubrey H. Fine, Editor. Academic Press, USA, 2006
A collection of essays and published research on the practices throughout animal assisted therapy and a recognized modality for interaction with and treatment of various human individuals and populations.

Delta Society Student Manual: Pet Partners Team Training Course, Published by The Delta Society, 2008
The official guide to follow to gain access to the fundamentals for animal assisted activities and therapy, leading to eligibility to be evaluated and registered with this well established group.

Periodical:

EAGALA In Practice, Published by EAGALA, eagala.org Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association – focuses on professionally practiced equine assisted psychology and learning activities.

Websites:

Equine Assisted Learning

Natural Horsemanship

Monty Roberts – The Man who “listens” to horses www.montyroberts.com

Pat Parelli – Parelli Natural Horsemanship – http://www.parellinaturalhorsetraining.com/

Chris Cox – Natural Horsemanship – http://www.chris-cox.com/

Feature Documentary: “Buck” based on the life and teaching of natural horseman Buck Brannaman.

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