Christy Henderson of Pearl gave up horseback riding after Parkinson’s disease made it difficult to stay in the saddle.
“I get so stiff when I’m up there, it’s not fun anymore,” she said.
But Henderson still gets a kick out of helping people with special needs enjoy the sport at RideABILITY Therapeutic Riding Center in Brandon.
So when a series of recent falls threatened that pastime, Henderson took action. She started doing LSVT Big, an intense therapy program for movement problems related to Parkinson’s.