The Lisa Show

Gift Giving and Wellness

Episode: Gift Giving and Wellness

  • Dec 7, 2020 2:40 pm
  • 14:04 mins

For thousands of years, horses have been an invaluable resource to us. We’ve used them for farming, war, and transportation. But over time, it became clear that there was more to horses than muscle and speed. We’ve learned how perceptive they are, how they can recognize human emotion and form deep bonds with their rider. Because of these characteristics, and many others, horses have taken on a new role: therapy for people with disabilities. We wanted to know more about how these animals are helping heal minds and hearts. So, we invited James Wilson, the founder and director of GallopNYC, to talk about his nonprofit organization and how they are utilizing horses as a means of therapy.