Monday, October 10, 2016

Nelly Jacobs: Riding Off Into the Sunset

Since the age of nine, Nelly Jacobs of the Netherlands has had a passion for horses; at one point, she was an award-winning rider and show jumper. Now 87 years old, Jacobs was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease over 30 years ago. The Hidden Desires Project made it possible for her to ride a horse again. After seeing a horse up close and feeding it, Jacobs was lifted from her wheelchair and placed on a bed on top of two horses moving side-by-side inside a custom-built apparatus. The look of joy on her face was priceless. For more details on this story, go to

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