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Dana al-Gosaibi's passion for horses has been hard to pursue in Saudi Arabia, where conservatives resist women's involvement in sport.But the Islamic kingdom's tentative advancement of women's rights has given the Saudi horse trainer hope that one day she might be able to realize her dream of starting her own business.Herself unmarried, Gosaibi, 35, dreams of opening her own stables to focus on "a more gentle" way of training horses than the standard approach in the male-dominated kingdom. Saudi Arabia has some of the world's tightest restrictions on women.But change is underway, Gosaibi said, who returned to Saudi Arabia four years ago after more than a decade living abroad.Gosaibi keeps two horses at stables in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, where her baseball cap, collared T-shirt, trousers and riding boots contrast with the traditional black abaya robe that normally shields women from public view.
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