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Monday, December 8, 2014

Austin Fit Highlights Dr. Bergin's Riding & Writing Passions

When not working with patients, Texas Orthopedics' surgeon Dr. Barbara Bergin can often be found training and riding horses. It's her passion outside of medicine, discovered almost by accident. It's also how she stays fit and active.

At the age of 40, Bergin decided to learn to ride a horse at the suggestion of a friend. She fell in love with the sport. She now competes in cow horse competitions and has received awards in a number of competitions, including third place in the National Reined Cow Horse Championships.

Austin Fit magazine caught up with Dr. Bergin to learn more about her favorite sport and what she does to stay competition ready and injury free. For Bergin it's also opened up a new, interesting chapter.

Said Dr. Bergin to Austin Fit, "Forty years ago, before I started riding horses, I never saw myself doing any of the things I do right now, except for being an orthopedic surgeon," Bergin said. "Sometimes you can't predict where you'll be later on in life, but it's important to enjoy what you do. If you have a good opportunity, take it. If you think something sounds fun, do it."

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