Top photo: Holly Jacobsen of Massachusetts rides Tito, a Lipizzaner, during a paralympic training camp at Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy and Sports in Lyman on Thursday. Jacobsen lost her right arm and all the fingers of her left hand in a car fire when she was 23 years old.

Bottom photo: Barbara Adside of California exercises Beauty, a miniature horse. Adside is a congenital double amputee who also suffers from spina bifida and started riding horses five years ago.

Developing para equestrians of various skill levels participated in a dressage clinic at the facility this week, including some who are training for a spot on the U.S. Paralympic team. Adside has a qualifying score to compete in the Paralympic Selection Trials in June, where the Paralympic Equestrain riders will be chosen to represent the United States in the Olympic Games in London later this year.