Sep 3 2012 By Matt Lewis
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NATASHA Baker won gold on her Paralympic debut to ensure a gold postbox would be making its way to Uxbridge.
The Uxbridge set a new record to finish top of the pile in the Paralympic Grade II equestrian event with a stunning score of 76.857%
Baker, riding her horse Cabral, saw off competition from defending champion Britta Napel who finished second on 76.048% and ahead of Angelika Trabert in third with 76.000%.
"We kind of stepped it up a gear today - he just felt amazing. His warm-up was the best he has ever done. He is such a responsive horse," said Baker.
"Considering I have got no use of my legs, he really does have to try hard. He is a super horse."
Baker cannot control Cabral using her legs after a virus damaged her spine when she was just 14 months old.