Luke's Story

What is it like to have a disability no one can see? It's easy to forget that there is one, and you take the person at face value. Luke has vision field loss from his nose down. If you offer a hand to shake, he might not see it. Also, the part of the brain used for seeing does not function properly for Luke. Equest is Luke's "other" home. He's been riding at Equest since 2002, when he started at the age of eight.

He has attended vision therapy for most of his life, and has trained his brain to use other parts to see. Going to therapy isn't exactly the way a young man likes to spend his time. But there is one therapy, his family says, that works magic: Horse therapy. According his mother, Lynn, "The HORSE is all therapies rolled into one!"

CJ Bankhead