Education & Seminars
The Magic of Therapeutic Riding: A Virtual Conversation with Temple Grandin
Join renowned autism advocate, author, and scientist, Temple Grandin in a special conversation about the benefits of therapeutic riding.
About Temple Grandin:
Dr. Temple Grandin is the focus of a semi-biographical HBO film, broadcast in 2010, entitled “Temple Grandin“ and starring Claire Danes as Grandin. It is a fascinating look at Grandin’s story and journey.
Grandin is an outspoken advocate for people with autism, Professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University, and a leading voice for animal welfare. She recognizes the transformative effect that horses can have on those with physical, emotional, and developmental challenges, as they did on her. As a teenager with autism struggling to find her place in the world, a summer on her aunt’s ranch in Arizona sparked an interest in horses. Horses gave her a purpose.
In 2021, the new state-of-the-art Temple Grandin Equine Center opened its doors as a leading equine-assisted services facility, offering a variety of therapy and therapeutic services to clients of all abilities and backgrounds, from 18 months to 99 years.
About Great and Small
Great and Small is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Boyds, Maryland, that provides therapeutic and adaptive equine services to students with a wide range of physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges, including autism.
- See for yourself the magic of Great and Small in our video here or below.