Sunday, September 9, 2012
An inspiring Paralympic dressage rider
5:55 pm gmt
Have you enjoyed watching the London Paralympics? There have been so many inspirational stories and achievements.
One can only admire the sheer courage and determination of these athletes. Grace Bowman is a paralympic dressage rider from
Australia and hers is one of these amazing stories.
Grace may not have won a medal at the games this time round
but she is both brave and determined. We have made the ABC TV Sport feature about her our September 'Video of the Month'.
Grace was a normal, horse mad girl until a riding accident at the age of 12 took away the use of her legs. When she was out
on her horse, he shied suddenly and ducked under a tree branch. Grace was swept off and when she saw the position of her legs
and realised she couldn't feel them, she knew something was terribly wrong.
The accident left Grace in a wheelchair
but only 5 months later she was back on a horse. She now trains with Megan Jones and has competed at both the Beijing and
London Paralympics. View her amazing story here
. The video is over 10 minutes long so put on the kettle and settle down. Warning - you may need a tissue or two.