Connected Horse at Xenophon

Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center, in collaboration with Connected Horse, is pleased to pilot pioneering equine-assisted workshops for people living with early state dementia or Alzheimer’s and their care partners.  The workshops follow evidenced based curriculum developed during research conducted in joint studies between UC Davis School of Medicine, UC Davis Center for Equine Health, and Connected Horse as well as from data gained through preceding workshops completed in conjunction with Stanford University’s School of Medicine and the Stanford Red Barn Leadership program.

The four-week workshops are designed to provide shared experiences, communication opportunities, stress reduction strategies, self compassion and awareness practices, all through interactions with our therapy equines.  No horse experience is necessary and while there is intimate interaction with the horses, there is no riding involved.  Horses are powerful healers, who can, simply by their presence, can bring about changes in humans.

Sessions for 2019:

Session 1 9:30am- 12:00 pm Feb 27th, March 6,13,20,27

To participate, individuals must be ambulatory and have the physical stamina for outdoor activities at the barn.  Must also be willing to participate in group discussions.

For information, please call (925) 377-0871 or email Wanda Sayuk, Facilitator, at