” I think it’s phenomenal and expected that Paralympians will take on able bodied people more and more. In dressage, it happens all the time. But there are very few adaptions, and they are never allowed to give you an advantage. “


” The Paralympic Games actually turned my whole mentality around about disability. When you’re in the Paralympic athletes’ village and there are 4,000 disabled people, you stop seeing disability. Totally. “


” I always say I’m one of the most normal abnormal people you’ll ever meet. I get embarrassed about how many medals I’ve won, and I get angry when people presume that because you’re gay you’ve got to wear pink and stilettos and camp it up, or that if you’re disabled you should act like a victim and not have a life. “


” When I pull my white Range Rover into disabled parking bays, the abuse that I get until I actually get out on my crutches is phenomenal, because people presume that you couldn’t possibly be disabled and reverse a white Range Rover into that parking space. “


” I understand when people think dressage is boring. But while your standard horse is like driving a Fiesta, our horses are like driving Formula One cars. I can’t breathe without the horse reacting. You are training another being to become really responsive and athletic and powerful. “


” I had a donkey called Sally that I used to call my BMX bike. As a child, I wasn’t a very good horse rider: I thought falling off was normal, and I would just get back on again. I didn’t realise you weren’t meant to fall off. “


” You know that the world is a better place when people can come up to a severely disabled person and say: ‘Well done. You are an inspiration.’ “


” I’ve got a quad bike, which I’ve raced against neighbours. You could give me a go-kart with a lawnmower engine – I’d still have fun. I like jet skis, speedboats, all the boys’ toys. “


” If you don’t like something, change it. My parents expected me to stay in my office job as an administrator at the Co-op because I’m disabled, but I said no and changed my whole life. “


” I’ve stayed in the best hotels in the world, but you could put me in prison, and I’d still have fun. “


” If you try singling me out to my mother, she’ll be down your throat. She has three sons, and she’s equally proud of us all. “



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