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En len mule i vardagen. Hästens betydelse för blivande ridterapeuter.

Runge, Ida LU (2012) SOAM01 20112
School of Social Work
Abstract
The significance of horses for future riding therapists

The aim of this study was to examine how significant future riding therapists' interaction with horses is for how they come to view the importance of the horse in social adaptive work. The data consisted of 25 riding therapy students' essays, in which they had been instructed to describe the horse's importance to themselves from a social, emotional and physical perspective. The data has been interpreted using narrative analysis. Special emphasis was put on the way identities are constructed, and on adopting a life-course perspective. The analysis shows that the informants experience that horses are of great importance to their lives. Moreover, the informants' experience with horses... (More)
The significance of horses for future riding therapists

The aim of this study was to examine how significant future riding therapists' interaction with horses is for how they come to view the importance of the horse in social adaptive work. The data consisted of 25 riding therapy students' essays, in which they had been instructed to describe the horse's importance to themselves from a social, emotional and physical perspective. The data has been interpreted using narrative analysis. Special emphasis was put on the way identities are constructed, and on adopting a life-course perspective. The analysis shows that the informants experience that horses are of great importance to their lives. Moreover, the informants' experience with horses is very positive in general, and horses are a well-integrated part of their lives that impacts their self perception and identity. Differences were noted in how the informants relate to the horse and its importance from a life-course perspective. The study demonstrated that the horse is significant both for the students well-being and mental health, social relations and perceived sense of meaning. (Less)
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author
Runge, Ida LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOAM01 20112
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Equine-assisted-social work, narrative, identity, life-course perspective, riding therapists
language
Swedish
id
2343236
date added to LUP
2012-02-29 09:46:02
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2012-02-29 09:46:02
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  abstract     = {The significance of horses for future riding therapists

The aim of this study was to examine how significant future riding therapists' interaction with horses is for how they come to view the importance of the horse in social adaptive work. The data consisted of 25 riding therapy students' essays, in which they had been instructed to describe the horse's importance to themselves from a social, emotional and physical perspective. The data has been interpreted using narrative analysis. Special emphasis was put on the way identities are constructed, and on adopting a life-course perspective. The analysis shows that the informants experience that horses are of great importance to their lives. Moreover, the informants' experience with horses is very positive in general, and horses are a well-integrated part of their lives that impacts their self perception and identity. Differences were noted in how the informants relate to the horse and its importance from a life-course perspective. The study demonstrated that the horse is significant both for the students well-being and mental health, social relations and perceived sense of meaning.},
  author       = {Runge, Ida},
  keyword      = {Equine-assisted-social work,narrative,identity,life-course perspective,riding therapists},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En len mule i vardagen. Hästens betydelse för blivande ridterapeuter.},
  year         = {2012},
}