A full 86% of parents surveyed agreed that GallopNYC helped their children engage more fully in life. Learn More
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GallopNYC brings the proven benefits of therapeutic horsemanship to provide measurable benefits for people with developmental, emotional, social, and physical challenges.
Through weekly riding sessions with PATH-certified instructors, we help riders learn new skills, inspiring each one to live life as fully, productively and independently as possible.
GallopNYC serves hundreds of riders every week at six NYC locations. GallopNYC is committed to serving low-income families, since they are more likely to lack access to adequate services.
In Hippotherapy, a licensed physical therapist works with each child while the child is riding. The therapist is trained in using a horse as a physical therapy tool. The therapists work independently with GallopNYC’s assistance.
COMMUNITY RIDING PROGRAM
GallopNYC offers recreational riding at our locations. Lessons are open to all, including people with and without disabilities.
GallopNYC has developed an innovative program to help young people transition to work, by developing specific job skills needed for gainful employment.
Developed with funding from Autism Speaks, this program is suitable for any group of riders who want help fitting into the world of work.
GallopNYC is honored to receive a Christopher and Dana Reeve Quality of Life grant to support our therapeutic riding program for people with multiple sclerosis, in partnership with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s New York City – Southern New York chapter.
Our evaluations show measurable benefits to our riders – improving balance, coordination and muscle tone, as well as building self-confidence.
The capable handling of horses requires responsibility, leadership, and trust. GallopNYC’s Leadership Program helps develop these skills in team-building work with horses.
Through the exploration of non-verbal communication with horses, GallopNYC’s Leadership Program help executives and their teams better understand leadership and team dynamics.
Therapeutic horseback riding has shown measurable benefits for the people we serve – people with developmental, emotional, social, and physical challenges. We measure the benefits at every lesson and produce a complex analysis of results.
Develop Appropriate Level of Social Interaction:
73% of riders with this goal improved
80% of riders with this goal improved
Level of Verbal Ability:
63% of riders with this goal al improved
An important study of GallopNYC was conducted by a Bain/Deloitte group for pro bono consulting, INSPIRE.
-Participant survey was in consensus; respondent comments showed high degree of parent excitement over psychological benefits as well as physical benefits
-86% of survey respondents see improvements in riders’ ability to engage in life more fully/ independently
•Overwhelmingly, survey participants are “promoters” of GallopNYC demonstrating high confidence in the benefits of GallopNYC’s programming
Capstone, a project of NYU’s Wagner School, found a high level of demand.
MS INC, a joint project of Morgan Stanley and Youth INC, confirmed parent satisfaction.
INSPIRE also found:
-Knowledgeable staff and volunteers are important to the success of the programing
-Children are enthusiastic about the sessions and look forward to attending