After a five year break from riding due to illness, operations and trying to find a nearer riding centre, I eventually found and started riding at Alstone court riding centre back in August 2010. And in that short time I have achieved things I never thought possible with my disability. Apart from many physical and internal problems, I am a right leg amputee with not much of a stump left to help when I am in the saddle, but Sally my instructor has taught and helped me to improve my balance and regain my confidence to be able to master riding in canter, also having a go at small jumps. Occasionally we have also been out riding on a hack, cross country riding through the fields, which I must say is really enjoyable. I ride a horse called Genghis every Wednesday morning, he is quite a character, but a lovely horse to ride.” Marcus is a disabled rider.