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92-year-old crosses horseback riding off her bucket list

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Dottie Weathersbee crossed horseback riding off her "bucket list" Friday. Dottie Weathersbee crossed horseback riding off her "bucket list" Friday.

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Dottie Weathersbee always wanted to ride a horse - so much so, that it was on her "bucket list." Friday, she crossed it off the list.

The 92-year-old visited the Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program in Pender County with a number of other residents of Brightmore of Wilmington.

She was nervous as first, but once her hips loosened up and her nerves calmed, she was ready to ride.

After making several laps around the horse track, Weathersbee arrived back to a standing ovation. Asked if she would want to ride again in the future, she said "absolutely."

The Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program has created a safe way for seniors and individuals with special needs to experience the joy of horseback riding.

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