The therapeutic horses at GallopNYC help provide an oasis for stressed out New Yorkers.

By Kelli Bender
May 23, 2018 10:00 AM

GallopNYC knows the therapeutic power of horses, so it set up an “oasis” in the Big Apple, where stressed-out city dwellers can find peace among the ponies.

The non-profit is dedicated to helping riders “walk, talk and learn” through a connection with horses.

Jasmary Alfonso-Andaluz is one of GallopNYC’s hundreds of riders. She is living with multiple sclerosis, which has kept her in chronic pain for years.

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With help from the gentle giants at GallopNYC, Alfonso-Andaluz has been able to gain back mobility, lower her pain levels and find confidence in herself and her body.

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