The Connected Horse sensory boxes are ideal for anyone affected by dementia and their care partners. The boxes are provided to create a virtual “day at the barn” similar to an in-person workshop experience to enjoy together. Each sensory box provides a cherished friend or family member an enjoyable sensory experience to share together. The boxes help to replicate a workshop and assist in the feeling of being present together while providing a fun relaxation experience. Our boxes come with a set of our unique sensory-stimulating activity cards and carefully selected items to invigorate all your different senses.
Our boxes are now available for free for a limited time and while supplies last to Alameda County Residents. Complete the registration form below to have a box sent to you or a loved one that you feel may benefit from a Connected Horse sensory box. For questions or more information about our boxes please contact us at email@example.com.
I wanted to thank you so much for sending me this sensory kit. It made me cry that someone cared enough for people with dementia. I loved the brush exercise. It is so soft and felt so good, it calmed me. The hay sachet reminded of a barn with the horse – Anne, a person living with dementia
Our workshops provide the opportunity for people living with early stage dementia and their care partners to be together as they experience non-riding activities with horses. The power of the human-horse connection helps participants not only feel relaxed, confident, and happy in the moment, they also learn about self compassion, stress reduction strategies and communication and awareness practices.
Connected Horse offers opportunities and understanding of human-animal connections for people living with early stage dementia and their care partners. We focus on pioneering equine-guided workshops to fulfill our mission. We are also actively involved in research, working with the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the School of Veterinary Medicine, Center for Equine Health to study the effects of its equine-guided activities to further understand and develop programs that benefit everyone involved.
Why? Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops dementia. This disease touches all of us. Until there is a cure we need more programs that support people living with dementia and their care partners. The interest in the therapeutic effects of Human-Animal Interaction is gaining momentum as programs such as ours see positive outcomes with a variety of populations.