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March 22, 2019

93-Year-Old Grandma Made Her Dream Come True by Riding a Horse for the First Time

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Every adult was once a child with dreams and wishes whether big or small. Some children are lucky enough to live their dreams while some aren't. Fortunately, this grandma was one of the lucky ones.

A granny's childhood wish finally came true as she turned 93. Mildred Sandlin geared up and jumped on the saddle for the first time in over nine decades on earth.

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Mrs. Sandlin is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to many fantastic people who help make her dream come true. As a little girl born and bred in Alabama, Sandlin had always had a thing for horses, but she never got close enough to ride on their backs.

During a sit-down interview with Inside Edition, the Bremen great-grandma said, 

"When I was growing up, I always wanted to be a cowgirl — you know, when you can imagine being anything." 

Sandlin explained to the media that she fancied the idea of being a cowgirl who gets to meet a handsome cowboy, well you already know the rest of the story.

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The aged woman said as a young girl; she had the opportunity to ride the mules on her family's farm but not the horses. Recalling her experience when she decided to give horseriding a try was one that cracked the old woman up, according to her, a friend scared her off. 

Even after this experience, Sandlin believed she would once again make it back on the saddle, and she did!

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Last Christmas, Mildred decided it was time to get back on the horse, and she told her family that, "on my 93rd birthday, I was going to ride a horse." With a certification from her doctor which says "May ride a horse at 93" and supports from her family, the birthday gran fulfilled her wish.

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Come March 10, the day she clocked 93, Mildred Sandlin donned an all-black cowgirl outfit and rode a horse named Tough (Tuff) at the Ginger Stricklin Farms.

Sandlin's grandchild, Ashia took to Facebook to share moments from her grandmother's birthday. The young woman wrote on her post, 

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"I wish everyone could have been there to just see Mawmaw's pure joy."

Ashia's grandmother already has another challenge planned for her 94th birthday and guess what? It is bungee jumping.

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