GallopNYC provides free and low-cost therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children with disabilities. The impact is profound and lasts long after they dismount through improved movement, communication, focus, behavior, and learning ability. Our most recent renewal grant will seed a horse care fund.
“In the beginning, these parents were very reluctant to have their child participate in the therapeutic horseback riding program because of the unknown. We spoke to the parents after many sessions of coming to watch their child participate in [the] program and they all had such positive comments. Parents were stating that they have never seen them smile as much as they are on a horse. Seeing our children progress and overcome their fears to get on and off the horse is amazing. Each week, our students look forward [to] and are eager for Tuesdays to go horseback riding.”