When barrel racer Amberley Snyder was left paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident, it seemed like her riding days were over. Instead, she was back in the saddle just four months later. Her mount? A towering black Quarter Horse named ATP Power.
A former racehorse, Power was the last horse Amberley trained prior to her accident. With a few adjustments, like adding a seatbelt to her saddle and training Power to ignore her legs, they were back in action. Amberley shares, “We had a future planned, just because my legs didn’t work, we still wanted to work for that future. This horse was made for me.”
Not only did Amberley ride again, she and Power went on to clock their personal best time, and in 2015 they were voted the fan-favorite exemption to compete in The American – the world’s richest one-day rodeo. In 2019, Amberley’s moving story was made into the Netflix® film, “Walk. Ride. Rodeo.” A star himself, Power played himself in the racing scenes, has graced the pages of magazines, and has even appeared on TV shows like “Yellowstone.”
A portion of the proceeds ($0.50) from the sale of each ATP Power model will be donated to the Amberley Snyder Freedom Foundation, which “provides opportunities for those with special needs and disabilities providing confidence driven activities as well as life changing support.”