BEA TING THE ODDS
Julie says her six secr et weapons are…
ASH WALLACE — Team GB’s lead physio for athlete health. Julie met Ash and r eceived her first treatment at the Luhmühlen CCI4* this year. “She sa ys she will ne ver get me perfect, but she can get the muscles w orking. It’s a weird sensation, but each time she treats me, I can start to feel bits in m y feet that I haven’t felt for years.” PROF ROBERT BOR —A clinical and specialis t aviation psychologist, he told Julie “you are a normal person with abnormal problems”. Julie says: “That day I realised I wasn’t going mad.” B 12 INJECTIONS — “These help people with nerv e damage. It boosts me before a big competition.” SLEEP — Julie’s tiredness is all-consuming. When she’s going through a particularly difficult period, only r est is rejuvenating.
CLAIRE MEALING — Julie describes her head girl, who is also an e vent rider, as “my rock. She’s been with me through tough times and never questions anything. She’s just stood by me”. HER FAMILY — “My Mum, Dad and sister Susie are everything. They’ve never doubted and have always supported me — and I can be an argumentative and obnoxious person. A lot of that is frus tration because I’m not able t o do what I want to do.”
“I was never the same on a horse and I became angry at the realisation that I would never be the same again”
Sir Roselier, now 26, was the first horse Julie rode post-op — “I knew he would look after me” WWW.YOURHORSE.CO.UK JANUARY 2019