It’s been said that horses can sense a person’s feelings. This sixth sense was evident with Cumberland County athlete, Steven Prescott from the first moment he sat in a saddle. There was an immediate connection with his horse, thanks in large part to Prescott’s gentle disposition.
Prescott started his Special Olympics career with swimming, but began training in equestrian after a suggestion from his coach. He started attending practices with equestrian coaches Larry and Bette Scott, and quickly fell in love with the sport.
“He really took to horseback riding,” explained Prescott’s mom, Claudia. “We didn’t push him at all and kept him with side walkers and basic events at first. But almost immediately, his coaches told us he could become an independent rider.”
And just like that, the Prescotts became what they call “horse people.”