Gold medallist Para dressage rider Natasha Baker continues to wow on the international stage following her outstanding performance at the Paralympics in 2012, where she won two medals and then in 2013 at the Europeans she claimed another three Golds. At Rio, Natasha also won 3 Gold Medals.
Natasha contracted a virus, Transverse Myelitis when she was just 4 months old, which means that she cannot walk unaided and does not have any feeling in her legs, therefore when she is in the saddle, Natasha rides without stirrups as for her to loose her stirrups or get them stuck could cause a nasty accident, so it is safer and easier for her to ride without. Despite her disability, Natasha's talent has shone continuously, with the young rider also competing successfully in able-body competitions.
WHY DOES NATASHA LOVE GOLLY GALOSHES?
“Golly Galoshes are an ingenious idea for both schooling/warm-up and out hacking, helping to keep my boots and bandages looking good and staying dry, no matter what the riding conditions!”