Countdown to Rio: Baker and JP are ready for anything as they head to Brazil | DisabledGo News and Blog


It’s nearly four years since Natasha Baker claimed two gold medals at London 2012, but the “fantastic” memories she has of her home Paralympic Games means it feels to her as if it was only last year. And she says her preparations for next month’s dressage competition in Rio – she is competing again in three events, with her “special boy” Cabral, known as JP – could not have gone better. She told Disability News Service: “It’s been a really fantastic year. I have won every one of the selection competitions. It couldn’t have gone better.” And despite helping her win three golds in London, JP’s performance has even improved. “He’s going better now than he was in London, which is fantastic,” she says. “He seems softer, more connected.” She places much of the credit for this down to a change of trainer since London. She says: “Everything seems to kind of slot into place; we are in a really good place at the moment and I’m feeling really excited about it.” JP has flown before, when Baker

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