Being partially deaf and mute has not stopped Izaac Brindley from doing what he loves – riding horses.
The nineteen-year-old Queenslander first started horse riding at the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) at Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast.
He is now training for competitions and showing miniature horses in local agriculture and horse breed shows.
This month, Izaac rode in demonstrations at the Royal Queensland Show (Brisbane Ekka) on Gypsy Cob and RDA horses.
He was also sponsored by Wrangler to wear his very own cowboy hat, and Wrangler belt, shirt, jeans and boots.
Izaac is working with his carer and horse trainer Michael Laffan to start their own not-for-profit organisation to teach others about horses and farm activities.
While Izaac faces daily challenges associated with his disabilities, he enjoys attending social activities and looking after his animals.
Izaac uses Auslan to communicate and his sister Jayne works in the National Auslan Booking Service (NABS) Communications team.
Pictured: Izaac riding ‘Atlantis’, owned by Wonita Weber-Matousek, at the Royal Queensland Show in Brisbane. Photo courtesy of Katy Driver.
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