A young horse rider is well on his way to his dream of becoming a jockey after less than a year of training.
Kanane Francis from Highfields recently graduated from the prestigious British Racing School earlier this year and a three-month intensive course.
Before December 2019, the now 20-year-old had no experience working with horses. That was until a Facebook post about the Urban Equestrian Academy in Leicester caught his interest.
"I was scrolling through Facebook one night and thought "why not?" - I wasn't doing anything at the time so I got in touch and asked to volunteer to help out. I didn't expect to be riding,"
link source - Leicester Mercury