58 Photos - Jun 21, 2012
Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: LilyPhoto: rPhoto: emmaPhoto: tennysonPhoto: SUzy and NatachaPhoto: Liz and BethPhoto: Liz D with StirrupsPhoto: Photo: EllenPhoto: Jack MPhoto: Jack MPhoto: LeahPhoto: Neil is a veteran GallopNYC rider.   Neil started as a hippo therapy student several years ago and is now transitioned to therapeutic riding.  When Neil rides he works on his coordination, spatial awareness and confidence.  It’s great to see him smile when he accomplishes his riding goals.  We look forward to see him take the reins and command his horse independently soonPhoto: Ibi & Zuzu receive their ribbons!Photo: Photo: NY State Senator Eric Adams- an honorary judge at GallopNYC's 2012 Ride with PridePhoto: Photo: Ariel has had nearly 100 rides with GallopNYC over the past three years.  Every time he is on a horse, he gives 110 percent; he smiles and encourages everyone he works with to smile.   When he started riding he needed to be supported by 4 volunteers.  He can now balance and ride at the walk without any physical support.  When he rides on the horse, his speech is clear and is motivated to use his body effectively. His mother says that horseback riding is the only therapy that really helps.Photo: Alec shows off his ability to ride without any aid from his sidewalkers!Photo: Owen with GallopNYC's hippotherapist, DiannePhoto: NYC Disabilities Commissioner, Victor Calise and his daughter presenting a GallopNYC rider with a ribbon!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: NYS Senator Eric Adams presenting a ribbonPhoto: GeorgePhoto: Chocolate Chip meets a NYC Parks Enforcement Patrol HorsePhoto: NYC Disabilities Commissioner, Victor Calise, and his daughter present a GallopNYC ribbon to Neil!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Butterscotch IPhoto: Photo: Photo: