?Paralympic Dressage Gold Medalist- Superhuman- Natasha Baker Before Rio Paralymics
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?Paralympic Dressage Gold Medalist- Superhuman- Natasha Baker Before Rio Paralymics

November 18, 2019

I’d say my favourite thing about riding is
working with these amazing animals they’ve all got their unique personalities and they’re
all different in their own way and working with them and having the relationship with
them it’s just amazing and you don’t get that with any other sports. I normally set my alarm for around 7 o’clock
in the morning and then we get the horses ready and then I do the feeds up and we do
all of the mucking out as well. I heard that it took 5000 hours to make you good at what
you do and another 5000 to make you amazing. You know I love what I do so it’s not like
loads of pressure, you know I just want to go out and do the best they can and get the
best out of my horses they can, so you know it’s just great fun for me as well as the
potential of winning a couple of gold medals along the way. Sounds like a dream job. It
is, it’s an absolute dream job I wouldn’t want to do anything else. I don’t know how well I’ve done that I hate
doing it on myself because I never know where actually looks like. Does your mum do it on
the day? Yeah or my friend all my trainer. Oh my gosh it’s gorgeous, love it, love it,
it’s gorgeous isn’t it. So that’s like a crystal fabric and then 255 crystals all the way around.
There we go. There we go Poppy. When I’m on a horse I’m so able, whereas you
know on the floor because of my disability, I have restrictions but on them I don’t feel
as though they holding you back in anyway so I can kind of you know have freedom. I
always kind of thought maybe I’d go into the business or marketing side of things but I
just love this. I just don’t know how long my writing to you
is going to be and I want to make the most of it while I can.
It’s always been my dream to complete at the Paralympic games or a few Paralympic games
but the fact that it’s in London it’s just going to be incredible.

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  1. I'll be looking out for her. I hope the BBC show her event. 2012 Paralympics was a pure joy. Enjoyed it more than the main one.

  2. What an inspiration! That helmet is amazing, I love how sportspeople inject their style and personality into their functional wear. I find it so interesting. But, back to the main point, so pleased for her, what an amazing woman! x

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