Former Horseback Rider Crippled By Parkinson’s Gets Her Wish To Ride A Horse One Last TimeAshley Maisano
Nelly Jacobs has loved horses since she was a little girl. She grew up riding them in Holland and has won many horseback-riding prizes.
When she was 51, she started showing signs of Parkinson’s disease. Eventually, her tremors got so bad that she had to give up riding horses and became wheelchair-bound.
As years went by, Jacobs missed riding horses but her love for them never went away. Now, at 87 years old, her dream was to be able to ride a horse one more time.
The Hidden Desires Project heard about Jacobs’ wish and decided to help make it come true. They built a bed that fit on top of two horses that she could lie down on while they walked.
Feeling the bouncing while being on top of the horses brought back so many wonderful memories for her and left a huge smile on her face.
Watch Jacobs’ last horseback-ride in the video below: