Gallop – A Bridge for Love and Openness
“An open space for every man to be himself”
Gallop was established with the purpose of advancing special populations through a groundbreaking method that enables patients to attain extraordinary accomplishments on the path to their own independence. The activities take place at a therapeutic horse ranch in Kfar Shmuel, using the open space method developed by Dr. Ofer Komarovsky.
The open space method promotes a shift in perception wherein the patient’s “limitation” turns into their power and spark. This in turn promotes personal, communal and social change.
Many of the farm’s patients now live an independent lifestyle, their joy of life is restored and the burden on their families is significantly reduced.
EXTREME and Therapeutic Riding:
Day and employment center for adults with autism:
The Gallop NPO established and operates a rehabilitation and employment center for people with autism that reflects their ability to integrate into the community as structured, valued and functioning individuals.
In the center the autistics learn to take responsibility for themselves when preforming various tasks on the farm as well as acquire skills like craft, arts and jewlery .
Rehabilation of adults that lost their way:
Over the years, the “Open Space Farm” has absorbed many patients whose distress has not been adressed by the Israeli welfare system. The graduates learn how to improve their lives, work habits, work skills, organizing, coping with stress, taking care of others, adapting to changes and finding flexibility within them.