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Nelly Jacobs, from the Netherlands, had to give up riding more than 30 years ago – and now spends most of her days in a wheelchair in a nursing home.
However, thanks to a charity project called Hidden Desires, she was given the chance to ride again.
Nelly was taken to an indoor horseriding centre and gently hoisted into a laying position across the backs of two horses. She then rode the steeds as they trotted side-by-side, describing the experience as "wonderful" and smiling broadly.
Her son Jan said: "Horses have always been important to her. Ever since she was a child, until her Parkinson's got the best of her.
"Her uncle Fons put her on a horse when she was nine. Later on, she rode several horses and she even made a decent jumper.
"This is a very emotional day for her. So she won't be able to speak, but I can tell she loves every second of seeing the horses, smelling the stables. These things matter to her because she must have missed it at the nursing home."