‘It was a dream for me to ride horse and attend exam’: Kerala girl who won Mahindra’s praise

Mumbai: Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra has tweeted a video of a girl going to school riding on a horse. He said this girl is his hero. The video has gone viral on the social media.

The girl’s name is Krishna and she lives in Kerala’s Thrissur district.

An excited Krishna said: “I never thought that the video will go viral till people came asking for the horse-riding girl. It is not the first time that I rode a horse to school and the residents here know it well. It has been a dream for me to ride the horse and attend my exam, my family and trainers supported me well.”

She said, “Father gifted me the male horse Rana Krish when I was in the seventh standard. The female horse was bought after two years. Now they are like a family for me.”

It is Krishna who feeds the horses, plays with them, grooms them and takes complete care of the animals.

“Unlike other students, Krishna was keen enough to continue her practice despite bucking. A horse always tries to kick out the rider by bucking. Krishna once fell down and the horse kicked her, but she was determined to take it forward. It was an uphill task to take control of the horse and ride through the road as there can be many things including vehicles and crowds that may disturb it. But she did it with ease,” says Dany and Abhijith, who train her.

Her trainers are confident that Krishna would be a wonderful horse rider, a rare skill among girls, that too at her age.

The video tweeted by Mahindra showed a girl student riding a horse to her school in Kerala’s Thrissur.

As expected, the video grabbed a lot of eyeballs and also impressed Anand Mahindra, the chairman of Mahindra Group.

Mahindra praised the girl and said the video deserved to go viral in his first tweet.

In another tweet, he called the girl his hero and said he wanted a picture of the horse and the student as his screensaver.

“Does anyone in Thrissur know this girl? I want a picture of her and her horse as my screensaver. She’s my hero.The sight of her charging to school filled me with optimism for the future,” Anand Mahindra wrote on Twitter.

Reactions from other Twitter users were not too different. The student managed to impress one and all with her horse-riding skills.

Lishna tweeted that the girl lives in a small town Mala in Thrissur district. Her name is Krishna and her horse’s name is Rana Krish.