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Connected Horse

Life Affirming Programs

for Living with Dementia

Connected Horse provides innovative equine-assisted workshops and training that inspire connection and engagement and improve the lives of those impacted by dementia together with their care partners. Our pathbreaking equine programming is driven by research conducted at Stanford University and UC Davis and is designed to help those who can attend workshops in person at local barns and those who need programming to come to them at home or in senior communities and day programs.

Our Programs

A caregiver and participant interact with one of our horses during a workshop.

Trained facilitators guide on-the-ground interactions between horses and participants, who report a greater sense of awareness, confidence, and social connection.

In-Person Workshops
A recipient unpacks a Sensory Engagement Kit. The Virtual Barn interactive activity is in the foreground.

Engaging programs and products are available for those who cannot attend in-person events including the Virtual Barn, developed in partnership with Mentia, and the Sensory Engagement Kit.

Barn At-Home
Facilitator Training at a Certified Barn in Minden, Nevada.

Bring life-changing programming to your community. Qualified barns throughout the US and Canada can enroll in the Training Institute and become approved Connected Horse workshop facilities.

Training Institute

Become a Champion

Contribute and help people affected by dementia access life-changing equine-guided workshops and inspire connection and engagement.


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