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Horses Touching Seniors

for Healing

A Life Enrichment Activity for Seniors living in

Senior Living Communities

Non-riding activities designed to support elders spiritually,
emotionally, mentally and physically!

Benefits Include: 

Increase Quality of Life

Improve mood

Decrease isolation

Provide stimulation and social interaction

Allow emotional exploration

Be present in the moment

Build trust

Increase self-esteem

Stimulate memories

Enjoy time outdoors in nature

Connect with another being

Promote overall well-being

Come to our facility or invite us to yours!

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What Life Enrichment Professionals Say:

Our community invited Clyde the Horse to visit our assisted living last June.  Our elders were enamored with Clyde!  We had several residents up close and personal with him.  They got to pet him, talk to him, and take pictures with him. We had some residents come out to see Clyde that never came out for any other activity.  After Clyde made a big hit with staff and elders alike, he went around to windows to greet the people that did not get to come outside to see him.  Every single resident responded with smiles, waves, and some with tears.  Clyde reminded so many of days gone by.  One resident reminisced about how she grew up with horses.   She trained and rode horses much of her life.  Clyde was so gentle and patient.  He was a true delight, and we can’t wait to have him back!


Cheri Powers

Life Enrichment Director

Beatrice Hover Assisted Living

Jackie & her team of helpers at Dancing Spirit Horse have such a wonderful energy which has benefited our residents in Memory Care on multiple occasions. We love hosting her miniature horses in our outdoor courtyard. Jackie and her staff are so considerate and engaging- not to mention organized, as getting events planned & facilitated with them is a breeze.  They bring their own materials and are flexible to meet the needs of each community. It is clear each time we get to see them that they truly love what they do. At Dancing Spirit Horse, they have a genuine care for folks and a deep desire to facilitate healing & therapeutic experiences between people and animals. We look forward to continuing this meaningful relationship with Jackie & the team. 

Mikayla L Findley, MT-BC (she/her)


Life Enrichment Director, AltaVita Memory Care Centre

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