It'll never happen to me - but it could happen to a friend..... And that is why we are here.
Having spent so long in the horse world I know of many people who have suffered injuries with horses. It is seen as a dangerous sport and pastime. But so is living! Getting old is not for sissies, as our elders would say.....
Seeing the escape that horses bring to people who have life-changing Illnesses and injuries has been humbling. Whether it is Stroke, MS, Cancer, sepsis, head injury, road accidents, Parkinson's, the story is the same - horses have a healing power, a chance to see beyond the 'now.'... a chance to be free again.
Support us to help people who need horses in difficult times...
Here are some stories that explain and inspire about how horses help people
Sight / Hearing Loss
- Video of Verity Smith(blind) riding Inter 1 test
- The Sensory Alliance a new Deaf / Blind sport initiative
- British Blind Sport offer an e-learning course (demo here)
Spinal cord injuries
Jonty Evans tells his story - BBC Sport