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    12-11-2009, 12:49 PM
Well Maura - knees are important in horse riding but if you have the real intention to ride in the future then you will find a way.

First step get to know as much about the way your knees work.
And then to ask the doctors what the operation entails and how much physiotherapy you are going to need. (If you don't know already) Find yourself a good physio - preferably one that rides horses.

But, last summer I watched a young man - who had no use of his legs whatsoever- ride a dressage test. His legs just hung down somehow - I don't know I could not watch too closely it was too emotional. He did a very good test. He would have loved to have working knees of any sort but in fact he didn 't need them, cos he had no legs.

If you had seen him then you would realize that it is all up to you - if you want to ride then you will.

As for mounting - buy an electric hoist! Or teach the horse to bend down (there is a film about ancient Jerusalem where the horse kneels down for the King to dismount)

Best of luck with the operation.

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    12-11-2009, 05:31 PM
My dad has had both his hips replaced within the last two years and he still plays ice hockey regularly. His last hip replacement was only in September and he is already playing hockey about once a week. You'll be fine lol.
    12-13-2009, 01:37 AM
The medical images..

"Here are a couple pictures of what I've been thru to make you feel better It's totally duable madame, you're strong, you'll go thru it, heal and get back in the saddle."

I come from a medical background, and I went to see a few more of your films..
GOOD LORD! It looks as if you were dropped from a plane! I'm not trying to be insulting but, oh those cold rainy days for you must be hell!
I do hope all is very well with you, seeing as what you must have been through!
    12-13-2009, 01:59 AM
...and I'm not even done surgery either. That's just the pelvis. Going to be posting the wrist as well in just a moment. I did the actual math just now. Between the arm and the pelvis, I have 11 reconstructive surgeries with 3 more to come this coming year.

Here what the wrist looks like. Believe or not I actually had another plate and 6 screws on top of what's already there.

    12-13-2009, 02:22 AM
Yea, I saw those on your "other" site...
    12-13-2009, 02:30 AM
Man, you've been through hell and back again, My2Geldings!!! I feel for you, I really do!!
    12-13-2009, 03:17 AM
Originally Posted by Loosewolf    
Yea, I saw those on your "other" site...
What's my "other" which I obviously don't "know" about?

To get back on topic, these types of recovery take some time before you feel that you are back up 100% again. I don't if you are religious at all, but it will take a lot of praying and soul searching to be able to stay positive and pull thru the most difficult parts of recovery and in dealing with the setbacks.

Just remember you will get 2 steps back before you get 1 forward but is it ever sweet when it happens.

Enjoy that recovery time to build a stronger bond with those horses you work with. Good luck.
    12-13-2009, 06:33 AM
49D0E96A pictures from college photos on webshots

No big secret, just clicked on your main x-ray...found your wrist plate that way
    12-13-2009, 12:06 PM
Originally Posted by Loosewolf    
49D0E96A pictures from college photos on webshots

No big secret, just clicked on your main x-ray...found your wrist plate that way
oh ok, webshots. It's where ioad up my photos for the forum.
    12-14-2009, 01:48 PM
Sad you are thinking of turning away. The Horse Forum is something quite unique - four Continents of English speakers coming together over the Internet to talk about horses.
That has never been possible before the Internet - amazing.

Plus your are male - that puts you in the top five percent. Here is me and a few other stalwarts like Kevin and IRH keeping the male viewpoint alive. Otherwise all these ladies will have their own way.

This thread has not yet lost its pathway - the three focus points were anger, and the treatment of horses either by the carrot or the stick - and we are still talking about whether it is right to physically chastise a horse for acknowledged bad behaviour.

And there have been 181 posters to the thread - which is way beyond the attention that most threads receive. The subject obviously attracts interest - even a little friction from time to time. If it incites some viewers to put finger to keyboard then good. But tonight most probably there will be 3000 viewers - again a lot.

Anger - the emotion in a human - is still being discussed.
You are angry at some posted criticisms but my suggestion is that you take it in your stride. Put aside your anger. Take it easy. And when you have got something to say - then post it.

As long as you don't get angry with your own horse why should it matter? No one is coming down the telephone line are they?

Come back - all is forgiven.


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