Gallop NYC GallopNYC is a nonprofit organization offering therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities.
Gallop Volunteers Volunteers help children and adults with developmental, emotional, social, and physical challenges, all while working with and being around horses.
Horses in the City Started in 2007, Gallop now offers lessons in five stables throughout the city.
Equestrian Therapy Due to the symmetrical movements of a horse, equestrian therapy can help riders strengthen balance, posture and movement.
NYC City Service Corps NYC Service, a division of the Officer of the Mayor, offers paid programs for students to work in their desired field of study through partnerships with non-profit organizations. To apply, visit nycservice.org
Measuring the Effects According to research in Austism Spectrum Disorders, therapeutic riding can result in significant improvement of motor skills and verbal skills.*
*2012 R.L. Gabriel's Research in ASD
Volunteering at Gallop Gallop now serves 300 riders a week and works with children and adults who face developmental, emotional and physical challenges such as Multiple Sclerosis and Autism.
Hippotherapy Hippotherapy is a therapeutic method that uses the horse as a physical therapy tool with less emphasis on learning to ride.
How To Get Involved For more information about volunteering with Gallop NYC, visit gallopnyc.org
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