MICHAEL STRAIGHT WALKING AGAIN THANKS TO ‘EXOSKELETON’ DEVICE
From the time he was a kid, Michael Straight, loved the race track and knew that he was going to be a jockey. He and his brother, Matthew, set their sights on doing just that and, at the age of 10 or 11, they convinced their parents to get them an Equicizer, which is a mechanical horse used by riders to build their strength, skill, balance, flexibility, fitness and confidence. In 2006, the brothers were both a part of the inaugural class at the North American Racing Academy, which was founded by Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron, in Lexington, Kentucky.
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