Equine-Guided Workshops Help People Affected by Dementia

The Connected Horse Mission: To help as many people affected by dementia and their care partners as we can using our evidence-based equine-guided workshops.

Our Workshop Schedule for 2022 is Now Open for Registration!

Our workshops are well under way for 2022. To find out more about our workshops beginning in July and early Fall in Pleasanton, Orinda and Minden, Nevada please contact judy@connectedhorse.org. All workshop activities meet CDC safety protocols and guidelines.


Sign Up for Upcoming Workshops

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.

2022 Workshops

The Connected Horse Facilitator Training Academy – New Training Academy Scheduled for September 23rd and 24th in Minden, NV!


About the Facilitator Training Academy

Ever wanted to make a difference in your community? Do you enjoy helping people, love being around animals and being outside? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people affected by dementia? Then you may want to consider becoming a Connected Horse Facilitator! Learn how to become a Connected Horse Facilitator and earn Continuing Education Units for PATH Certification at the same time. This is the first step in learning how to bring the Connected Horse program to a location near you!





During this training academy you will learn what it takes to become a successful Connected Horse facilitator with hands on training and guided activities.

To find out more about training to become a Connected Horse facilitator contact us at info@connectedhorse.org

*Connected Horse follows current CDC guidelines and safety protocols for all workshops and facilitator training



Sensory Boxes Available For People Living with Dementia & Their Care Partners  or Connected Horse Barn Members

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 a limited time and while supplies last. 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. If you would like one sent outside the United States, additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact us for more information on international requests. For questions or more information about our boxes please contact us at info@connectedhorse.org

    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

    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.

    Help us offer this amazing program to others.