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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.

Whether you are participating at home or in a community program, interactive sensory activities and playful engagement are designed to wake up the senses and affirm social bonds.

Sensory Engagement
Facilitator Training at a Certified Barn in Minden, Nevada.

Explore the methodology behind our unique equine-guided programming. Enroll in our Training Institute to learn more and become a certified Connected Horse facilitator.

Training Institute
The stables at one of the Connected Horse certified barns.

Bring life-changing programming to your community. Qualified barns throughout the US and Canada can complete a rigorous training program to become approved Connected Horse workshop facilities.

Barn Certification

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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Latest News

Kansas Carradine at the 2023 Lassos with Love Annual Fundraiser event
Press Releases

2nd Annual Lassos with Love Fundraising Event

Connected Horse, a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of individuals…
Facilitation Versus Instruction –The Unscripted Moments Are Where the Magic Happens
Articles

Facilitation Versus Instruction

The Unscripted Moments Are Where the Magic Happens Trusting in the Process…
2024 Isabel Soloaga with her horse
Press

Living in the Present Tense

Alzheimer's Today recently published an article authored by Connected Horse's Isabel Soloaga,…
A recipient unpacks a Sensory Engagement Kit. The Virtual Barn interactive activity is in the foreground.
Events

Connected Horse Wins National Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Award

We are pleased to announce to our “herd” that we have been…

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Join a community that is passionate about helping those facing dementia to feel closer and more alive through the beauty of the human/horse connection.

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