Connected Horse Project

$21,545 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 39 months
Please help us fund The Connected Horse Project, a ground-breaking, pilot research program that will connect horses with people living with dementia and their care partners ( !

It is critical that we provide quality programs for people living with young onset dementias! You can help. 

We have seen people that we love pass their time in meaningless activities with the belief that they are no longer “there” or able participate in purposeful community life. Their physical body is functioning, but they are gone because they have been labeled with dementia. Seeking support and staying connected is one way to fight the stigma associated with the diagnosis and a way to be a part of the solution.

The Connected Horse Project is designed as three workshop days, including an introduction to the Stanford University Red Barn Equine Leadership Equestrian Center. There are also two days of working with the horses and trained facilitators as well as additional study requirements for people interested in participating in the pilot research project. No prior experience with horses is required for the project! Participants will not be riding the horses. They will be engaging with the horses from the ground.

Remember, horses act as mirrors. They help us see our own emotions, fears and anxiety. They can help those living with dementia (and their care-givers, too!) experience joy and confidence. Those living with dementia do not have to be labeled by their diagnosis!

Please help us fund this important program, so those diagnosed with dementia can continue to experience purpose and meaning in their lives, courtesy of our beautiful horse companions! We thank you in advance for you generosity and support!

Nancy, Elke and Paula
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Did you hear our interview on KCBS with Rebecca Corral?
I hope that you will support the Connected Horse Project. The Stanford Equine Guided Support Research Project starts this month. We are looking for additional funding so participants can join free of charge. Click here to
to be part of our success! Thank you.
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THANK YOU all for your support of the Connected Horse Project!
The responses to the workshops at the Stanford University Red Barn Leadership Program have been amazing.
Please consider donating so people living with dementia and their care partners can participate in this incredible program that helps to reduce stress and improve quality of life.
See for more information regarding additional sponsorship and research opportunities. Thank you, Paula, Nancy and Elke
"I can make you smile" - Connected Horse
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Today is World Alzheimer's Day - It is so important to raise awareness of the need for research and programs.
Quick Facts:
1) This is called the family disease
2) Worldwide 47 million people are living with dementia
3) Every 68 seconds someone is diagnosed

Consider supporting the Connected Horse Project, a research project at Stanford University's Red Barn Equine Leadership Program, focused on young onset dementia and care partners.
Thank you, Paula, Nancy and Elke
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Thank you all so very much for helping to fund and support this fabulous program!

-Paula, Nancy, and Elke
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$21,545 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 47 people in 39 months
Created September 19, 2015
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Richard Driver
17 months ago

We want to give $50.00 each month. This has been such a blessing to us.

Charlotte Bancroft
32 months ago

As an equestrian myself and a husband who suffers from dementia, I am very happy to support this worthy program in hopes that it will give meaningful focus on what our treasured equines can do for us.

Connie Fry
35 months ago

Around horses all my life and this is so fascinating to me to see how this will work for those with early onset Alzheimer's. Horses can do wonderful and amazing things for us humans....give them a chance to help those with Alzheimer's too!

37 months ago (Offline Donation)
Kim Bailey
37 months ago

Fabulous project!

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