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It is a special bond. A young man from Wapello, his teenage coach, and her quarter pony.

Twenty year old Michael Lagerquist rides horseback in an outdoor arena. Less than a year ago, Michael was frightened to sit in the saddle. He was afraid of horses.

He was born with a chromosome disorder and struggles with motor skills.

However, Michael woke up one day and said he wanted to ride a horse.

With the help of his sixteen year old coach, Cheyanne Hunt, Lagerquist embarked on a new journey.

Cheyanne’s horse is named Twister. Cheyanne is a very accomplished rider.

She introduced her horse to Michael, and the two bonded. Michael became a huge fan of the quarter pony.

Michael calls the ten year old gelding his best friend.

With Cheyanne’s encouragement, Michael and Twister trot, go around barrels, cones, and have a wonderful time.

Shelly Lagerquist, Michael’s mother, has seen tremendous change in her son since he started horseback riding. He is building confidence.

Michael is not afraid to compete. He enjoys going to horse shows, and goes to the Iowa Equestrian Center at Kirkwood College to perform Barrels, Flags, Poles, and Halter Show.

Michael gets on Twister, praising the horse and telling him how good he is doing. In return, Twister wants to please Michael.

Shelly Lagerquist says her son is a crowd pleaser. When he can go out and compete in front of an audience, it makes him and Twister feel very, very good!

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