Lauren Barwick from Canada has loved horses her entire life.
At a young age, she knew already that she would work with horses in the future.
But life didn’t turn out as she had imagined.
Seventeen years ago, she was working on a ranch that provides the movie industry with horses. One day, a 165-pound bale of hay fell on her, completely breaking her back.
Lauren was instantly paralyzed from the waist down.
But she refused for it to stop her dream.
Today Lauren is a professional horse rider. She might be in a wheelchair, but this is no obstacle for her to continue pursuing her passion.
Her specialty is dressage and in the clip below you can see how she controls her horse.
It is clear that she has a great relationship with the horse and they trust each other 100 percent.
At the end of the clip she gets back up on the horse and invites the audience to a wonderful show.