march, 2021

25mar6:00 pm7:30 pmJoin Up! Equine-Assisted Therapy in Colorado


Event Details

“How do horses help heal humans?”

This simple-yet-profound question guides the fifth program in History Colorado’s “Join Up!” series where we will explore the impact of equine-assisted activities and therapy in Colorado with presentations by the Temple Grandin Equine Center, the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver, and more.

From treating autism to PTSD; from engaging in psychotherapy to corporate team building – we especially welcome audience questions and feedback from people within the EAAT community for this program as we want to represent the historic and contemporary voices of this community in the exhibition itself.

About Join Up!

How have horses shaped the history of Colorado and the West? We seek to answer this and other questions about the relationship between equines and humans in our state with our initiative, Join Up! Exploring equine culture in Colorado. In natural horsemanship, “join up” describes a relationship between horse and human built on trust and partnership rather than hierarchy of one species over another. In this spirit, over the course of several months, scholars, veterinary practitioners, ranchers, equestrians, and many others will join up for a series of presentations, conversation, and practical engagements that will examine different aspects of horse culture throughout history and the West for the ultimate purpose of grounding it all in an exhibition at the History Colorado Center for 2021.

Join Up! is generously supported by the Dea Family Foundation, Cathy Carpenter Dea and Peter Dea.


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm