Every week, Maxwell Freed is on a horse at the Temple Grandin Equine Center in Denver.
CSU's Temple Grandin Equine Center in north Denver hosted an Open House on March 16 to provide a window for the community into the programs and activities that will continue growing as plans for the future National Western Center progress. More than 50 community members joined in celebrating the positive impact of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) on individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities.
The 16-day National Western Stock Show is filled with action-packed rodeos, stimulating exhibits and myriad vendors, all celebrating America's Western heritage. The Exceptional Rodeo, now in its 35th year, adds a particularly special element to the Stock Show's lineup each year, delivering a firsthand rodeo experience to children with physical and developmental disabilities.
Avelyn Munoz sat excitedly in her fringe cowboy boots on Tuesday morning at the National Western Stock Show. She didn’t know what to expect when she went into the arena, but she knew it was the day she would become a cowgirl.