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Jubilee: The First Therapy Horse and an Olympic Dream

Jubilee: The First Therapy Horse and an Olympic Dream

Jubilee: The First Therapy Horse and an Olympic Dream

Jubilee: The First Therapy Horse and an Olympic Dream


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Lis Hartel became paralyzed after contracting polio in 1944. Her dreams of riding horses and competing in the sport of dressage were shattered. After months in the hospital, doctors told her she’d never ride again. Lis tried anyway. How do you stay on a horse without using your legs? How do you give the subtle cues needed in dressage with limited mobility? With hard work—and an unlikely horse named Jubilee. After years of training together and creating a new way of communicating, Lis and Jubilee danced into the competition ring, and eventually all the way to the Olympics. Lis Hartel was the first woman with a disability ever to win an Olympic medal, and the first woman to stand equally beside men on the Olympic winners' podium in any sport.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684462551
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 02/01/2022
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 514,700
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

KT found history a boring subject in school - but now it's the passion of her writing. She earned a degree in biology and conducted animal behavior studies before switching to a corporate career. After raising two children and several litters of curly-coated retrievers, KT began writing, spotlighting special animals who had affected the lives of everyday people. She and her husband live in Minneapolis where the four-legged members of their family have always been special. KT hopes to inspire others to be curious about the world, one true story at a time.

Anabella Ortiz is an illustrator and designer based in upstate South Carolina. From a young age, she has loved to draw and be creative. She studied illustration in Savannah, Georgia, and turned that passioninto a career. Anabella enjoys collaborating with authors to bring their stories to life through illustrations that captivate and inspire. Having a positive impact in the world through illustration is her goal. When she’s not creating, you can find Anabella at a concert, enjoying the outdoors, or petting her two cats.


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