Integrating research and education in EAS

The Temple Grandin Equine Center (TGEC) is Colorado State University’s initiative that integrates research and education in Equine-Assisted Services (EAS). There are two locations of the TGEC: CSU in Fort Collins and the newest location at CSU Spur.

TGEC’s programming is for the betterment of horses and humans alike and it will be a place where individuals with special challenges heal, therapists treat, instructors teach and students learn, scientists research, and horses are studied, cared for, and advanced.

The TGEC’s mission is to help advance, sustain, and promote the horse’s role in society and the EAS industry while monitoring and enhancing animal welfare. EAS includes utilizing the horse and the equine environment for the betterment of individuals with all types of abilities and disabilities. 

Learn more about the Temple Grandin Equine Center and its programs.

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TGEC Programs

Programming at CSU Spur at the National Western Center in Denver includes:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Mental health counseling
  • Adaptive horsemanship and therapeutic riding
  • Equine facilitated learning

Interested in programs offered at TGEC at CSU Spur? Please contact:  templegrandinequinecenter@colostate.edu

TGEC Volunteers

Volunteers are very important to the TGEC programming and are integral to providing our services. Volunteers assist with: 

  • Horse care
  • Facility care
  • Sidewalking or leading horses in appointments
  • Event planning and fundraising

To volunteer, please visit: agsci.colostate.edu/tgec/volunteer