Mobile Co. girl doesn’t let disability stop her from riding horse

Mobile Co. girl doesn’t let disability stop her from riding horse


A MOBILE COUNTY FOUR YEAR OLD BORN WITHOUT ARMS IS DEFYING THE ODDS — RIDING A HORSE ALL ON HER OWN. SHE HAD SOME HELP FROM THE RIDING COMMUNITY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. NEXSTAR REPORTER, KATARINA LUKETICH INTRODUCES US TO A DETERMINED SERENITY KACKLEY. 3 Talina Kackley – Serenity’s mom “This child has surpassed everything that we could imagine.”SHE MAY NOT HAVE ARMS, BUT FOUR YEAR OLD SERENITY WON’T LET THAT STOP HER FROM DOING ANYTHING.ONE OF HER GREATEST LOVES — HORSESSO WHEN SHE TOLD HER MOM SHE WANTED TO LEARN HOW TO RIDE, THEY FOUND THEIR WAY TO STARLIGHT STABLES AND TONI CHRISTOPHERTalina Kackley – Serenity’s mom”I don’t know what I would do with out her because I didn’t know what to do and she just put it all in motion.”TONI FOUND A COUPLE TO DONATE A SPECIAL SEAT THAT STRAPS SERENITY IN AND FOUND A WAY FOR HER TO CONTROL THE PONY Toni Christopher – Owner of Starlight Stables”I tied some strings front the bit to the stirrup, so she uses her legs. When she wants to stop she pulls back and says woe and when she wants to go one way she pulls one leg up and pushes with the other.”AND JUST LIKE THAT SERENITY IS RIDING A HORSE ALL BY HERSELF Talina Kackley – Serenity’s mom “Tears just went all down my face. I know she can do this, but actually seeing her do this it’s touching.”A — NEW FRIENDSHIP 3 FORMED IN THE PROCESSToni Christopher – Owner of Starlight Stables”It just warms my heart. I just thank God that I’m able to do this.” SERENITY PLANS ON CONTINUING TO TAKE RIDING LESSONS AND HER MOM KNOWS SHE WILL CONTINUE TO DEFY THE ODDS. 3

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