“Hello my name is Britt ‚ I’m 22 years old. I was born with cerebral palsy and I also have to climb other obstacles in my mind. I have sensory processing disorder, with that certain loud noises trigger me to a state of panic. But over the years I’m learning to face those fears and not let a noise stop me from achieving something.
I have been riding all my life but I got Bella a few years ago. I’m glad I got another horse and I’m glad it was her I chose. I say that Bella helps me physically and mentally. For me that is not just a statement, it’s true. I don’t know where I would be without her.
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We both have built a bond that is so special for the years I have gotten so share my heart with her. We have come so far to show that no matter how difficult obstacles may seem, it doesn’t mean they have to stop you. Go out there even if you’re nervous to the point of no words and give it all you have to show people obstacles can be a great potential to start greatness.
Bella has helped me in lots of ways. She has improved my confidence to show the world all things are possible with work. She has helped me with my muscles and helps loosen them from a tight state every time I get to ride her. She’s helped me overcome my anxiety and depression. She is a great friend to have. She doesn’t see you for what you are but for who you are.” —Britt E.
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