Healing Powers of the Human Animal Bond

UC Davis CEH and School of Medicine Team Up for a Clinical Trial With Dementia Patients

Clinical trail for dementia patients uses horse therapy

Every 67 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 Connected Horse 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.

The UC Davis Center for Equine Health is partnering with the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Connected Horse to continue research in the healing powers of the Human Animal Bond.