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Formula One helped me recover from a broken neck

28 October 2010 Last updated at 07:25 BST

Formula One and dressage riding couldn't be two more different sports, but when Thea Maxfield broke her neck after being thrown from her horse, she found the technology used by the fast cars enabled her to get back in the saddle.

Thea and her physiotherapist Don Gatherer spoke to BBC Breakfast about her remarkable recovery.