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Program helps Barb return to her love of horse riding

Barb Harding’s goal in life is to keep horse riding until she is 80.

And it looks far more likely now for the 77-year-old since she completed the Healthy Ageing Program, funded by Gippsland Primary Health Network and delivered by Healthlinks Gippsland.

Barb always admired the late Queen Elizabeth for her horse riding skills. “I thought if she can keep riding at 96 then I can do it at 80,” she laughed.

But her goal was not looking great a few months back with joint pain preventing her from not only horse riding but line dancing and Tai Chi too. She was also finding it difficult to help husband Mal on their 170-acre beef cattle farm between Willow Grove and Hill End.

“Getting up on the horse was difficult and getting off was even harder,” Barb said.

Read Barb’s story here

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