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Therapeutic Horseback Riding Support at Gallop NYC Prospect Park - Brooklyn

Event Details

Sun, October 27, 2019
11:00AM - 01:30PM
Prospect Park's Bowling Green, Brooklyn
Corner of Caton Ave & Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn NY 10025
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Belinda Kan '98

GallopNYC is a non-profit organization based in New York City that offers therapeutic horsemanship programs to children and adults with disabilities. Volunteers will provide support for Gallop NYC's therapeutic riding program. Must be age 16+.

This event has a maximum of 10 participants. Please only sign up if you can commit to being there.

You do not need previous riding experience, but all volunteers must complete an online orientation. When that is completed, you will be sent a waiver. There will be more training the day of volunteering.

Volunteer Duties:

  • Side-Walking: Assist the instructor during therapeutic riding sessions by working directly with the riders. Act as an intermediary between the rider and instructor by assisting the rider in carrying out the instructor’s directions.
  • Help prepare riders for lessons

  • Assist with rider support during mounting and dismounting

  • Walk (and jog) next to the rider throughout the class and provide physical support as necessary

  • Help the rider follow directions given by the instructor 

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