Chandler realizes what’s possible

Living with spina bifida is not easy for Chandler. She wears leg braces to help her walk and uses a device to regulate her breathing. These challenges fade away when she is around horses. Her spirit comes alive. She smiles, jokes and relishes the experience of learning how to communicate with a 1,200 pound animal. Riding not only gives her confidence, it also strengthens her muscles, giving her greater balance and independence. “Chandler is not just going for a ride at Fieldstone, she is learning the skills to ride and control her horse. It’s so empowering,” Debbie, Chandler’s mom, says.