Lifestyle Pets New York Therapy Horses Are Helping Humans Fight Pain and Find Happiness The therapeutic horses at GallopNYC help provide an oasis for stressed out New Yorkers. By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 23, 2018 10:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email 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. Can’t get enough of cats, dogs and other furry friends? Click here to get the cutest pet news and photos delivered directly to your inbox. 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. Watch the newest episode of Paws & Claws onPeopleTV. Go to PeopleTV.com, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite mobile or connected TV device. To learn more about the amazing ways therapeutic horses are changing lives for the better, watch the clip from PEOPLE TV’s Paws and Claws above.