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‘Horsing around’ reduces stress hormones in youth

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

horse-stress-Pendry-130PULLMAN, Wash. – New research from Washington State University reveals how youth who work with horses experience a substantial reduction in stress – and the evidence lies in kids’ saliva. » More …

Walkway a step toward campus arboretum

After 25 years of effort by the WSU Arboretum Committee and supporters, the “backbone” of a WSU Pullman arboretum is being set in place — a serpentine pathway running from the Alumni Center, crossing Wilson Road and meandering up and around the adjacent hillside.Designed by Capital Planning and Development (CPD) and jumpstarted by a generous gift of $117,000 from the Alumni Association, the pathway will facilitate development of a campus arboretum representing various habitats, such as prairie flora, that can tolerate the Palouse climate. The pathway will be made of concrete with leaf patterns imprinted here and there. There also will be small plazas — … » More …

Riding out volunteer time

The Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship Program (PATH) for people with physical and mental disabilities is once again looking for volunteers. An orientation meeting will be held from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on September 8th in the Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility (ADBF) room 1002 for those interested in joining the program. A training session will be held September 9th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the stable. These meetings are mandatory for all new volunteers. Everybody is welcome. No experience is necessary.

 

The session will run from Sept. 21st through Oct. 20th. … » More …

Therapeutic Horsemanship Program offered May – June

The Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship Program (PATH) for people with physical and mental disabilities will host a late spring riding session throughout May and June. PATH is a People-Pet Partnership (PPP) community service program of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University.The program’s goal is to provide recreational, therapeutic horseback riding for people with physical, mental and/or emotional challenges. The riding program is designed to give individuals with disabilities a chance to have fun and strengthen and relax muscles, increase joint mobility, and improve balance, posture, and coordination. Confidence and self-reliance are also developed during the program, while riders learn the basics of … » More …