Horse Lover With Parkinson’s Disease Gets One Final Ride
Horse lover Nelly Jacobs is 87 years old, and she spent much of her life on or around horses.
She was once a prize-winning horse jumper, but had to stop riding when she was in her 50s after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Because the disease causes involuntary tremors, stiff muscles and a loss of coordination, horseback riding was impossible for her to continue.
But Nelly dreamed of being able to ride just one last time.
So two different charities teamed up to create a special carriage so that Nelly would be able to sit on top of two horses, and Beeldwerk TV was on hand to film the special moment.
WATCH: Parkinson’s Sufferer Takes Final Horse Ride