It's truly an amazing story that will leave you inspired.
When a world renowned barrel racer was at her lowest point, the bond between she and her horse gave her the strength she thought she'd lost.
This woman is not only a number one All American barrel racer, but also the third best in the world.
Since she was ten, Mary Walker's grandfather had her on the back of a horse, which came so natural.
But the road to the top hasn't been an easy one.
"Iv worked hard, Iv overcome a lot of obstacles to get here," said Walker.
Loving mother, wife, and world renowned barrel racer, Mary Walker was living a fairy tale life when tragedy hit.
Mary, lost her son Reagon in a car accident.
"I know he's with me everyday and I think he encourages me to go on, mom I'm ok," said Walker.
Going through the motions, that no mother should ever have to go through, Mary found some happiness in a new companion by the name of Latte.
"I don't know how many times we just rode for hours and never said anything, you know just enjoyed riding him," said Walker.
Through that bond she regained the strength to get back out and begin racing again.
But just as one tragedy struck, Mary was hit once again.
"I was rounding the third barrel when Latte fell with me," said Walker.
A shattered pelvis, two fractured vertebrates, and broken toes, broke her down to a new low.
"As I was laying in the hospital bed and had lost Reagon, I thought what in the world have I done. Everything goes through your mind what you've done, what could you have done better in your life not to have those tragedies happen," said Walker.
As she laid in the hospital she realized not only is this what her son would want, but she also had someone very special waiting on her.
"He's the one that's got me through this point and until he lets me know that he's had enough we're going to continue on," said Walker.
With a lot of dedication and hard work, the 53-year old is not only one of the world's best barrel racers, but her companion and teammate Latte, was named Barrel Horse of the Year.
"if I can help one person overcome something or help them through something I feel like Iv achieved something," said Walker.