“Najjar was a recent convert to the sport. Back in Syria, her culture generally did not encourage females to ride, she says. Modesty was one of the main sticking points. Riding requires shorter and more comfortable clothes than the usual, more conservative garb many women wear. “Women… know if they do this they’re inviting a lot of gossip,” she says.”
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