GallopNYC offers the proven benefits of therapeutic horsemanship to New Yorkers with developmental, emotional, social and physical challenges. The impact is profound and lasts long after they dismount through improved movement, communication, focus, behavior, and learning ability. Our most recent grant will fund a pilot employment program for young people with disabilities.

“Through interacting with horses at GallopNYC and learning how to self-regulate and pay attention to non-verbal and social cues, my students have learned about healthy relationships and how to work together as a team; this in turn impacts the way they treat their friends and understand nurturing behavior and empathy...We see these improvements transfer from the barn to their work and interactions in the classroom.”