Pony helps MS sufferer get back on the beach after 13 years
An Exmouth woman who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS) has been given the chance to indulge in one of her favourite activities for the first time in 13 years with the help of a pony, its owner, and a specially adapted chariot.
65-year-old Linda Hobart used to love walking on the beach in her hometown, but for over a decade has been unable to after her physical condition worsened and she became a full-time wheelchair user.
Recently, however, her husband Mike spotted Simon Mulholland leading a trap and pony – who goes by the name of Obama – over the sand, which Mulholland confirmed could be fully accessible for disabled passengers.
Certainly one of the more unusual wheelchair accessible vehicles out there, Simon's innovative horse and carriage now regularly welcomes Linda back onto the beach, with the MS sufferer describing the 'whole experience' as 'beautiful'.
Discussing the pony himself, Mr Mulholland said: 'He can do anything, that's why I called him Obama'.
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