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Temple Grandin Equine Center

Integrating Research and Education in Equine Assisted Services

The Temple Grandin Equine Center celebrates and elevates the role of the horse in society through the physical and emotional benefits of serving those in need. TGEC integrates research and education to advance evidence-based practices of EAS.


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What is Equine Assisted Service?


Licensed therapy professionals incorporate horses within treatments or interventions to help address individualized goals and improve function, health, and wellness. Types of therapy include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Speech-language therapy


Engages people, with the assistance of horses, for the learning process of academic skills, leadership skills, character-building skills, or other relevant life skills. Instructors are not therapists, rather specialized teachers to facilitate learning in:

  • Education
  • Organizations
  • Personal Development


Horsemanship is an area of non-therapy services adapted from traditional disciplines of horseback riding or unmounted activities. Horsemanship is taught in an adaptive manner for individuals with diverse needs. These skills include:

  • Adaptive equine sport
  • Adaptive and therapeutic riding
  • Driving
  • Interactive vaulting



For the Betterment of Horses and Humans

The TEGC is a Place Where….

...People with Challenges Can Heal

...Therapists Can Treat

...Students Can Learn

...Scientists Can Research

… where horses can be studied, cared for, and advanced 

Two Locations, Twice the Care

We get to boast diversified and personalized programming because of our collaborative and integrated model. Each campus supports multiple treatment and research modalities with highly trained professional therapists and support staff.

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Program Information

Get information about current programs available at both TGEC locations.


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