Therapeutic Riding Lessons

In Therapeutic Riding lessons, under the direction of a PATH Int’l. Certified riding instructor, GallopNYC clients learn to sit their horses properly, use their reins to command the horse, and ride at a walk and trot. The horse is led by a trained volunteer and two trained volunteers walk alongside.  The goal of the lessons is to build life skills in our riders,  such as confidence,  communication, and social skills, and tools for academic success, such as attention span.  Our therapeutic programs include Pony Club and the Equestrian Team.

 

Hippotherapy

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.

 

Equine Assisted Therapy

It provides an opportunity for mental health professionals and counselors to work with GalllopNYC to offer equine-assisted therapy to their clients.

 

Transition Job Skills

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 preparing for the world of work.

 

Corporate Training and Leadership

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 helps executive and their and teams to better understand team dynamics.

 

Veterans

GallopNYC provides Horsemanship Leadership programs to Veterans free of charge. All classes are lead by a PATH Int’l Certified instructor. Every rider will experience the Confidence of learning to be in charge of a large herd animal, the Competence of skills learned, and the Leadership that a horse demands before it agrees to accept our commands.

 

Special Needs Volunteers

We welcome volunteers with special needs if prior arrangements are made. 

 

Silver Saddles

Offers riding sessions designed for older individuals seeking to improve flexibility, balance, and strength, and to have fun.

 

For information on any of our programs contact us at info@GallopNYC.org.