J&D, I'd buy a copy of that for sure! Sounds like an adventure in the making fellas.
I hope to join the club someday. I think it's fantastic seeing people still riding later in life. One of my biggest horse influences growing up was an older man named Paul Schuh. I'm not sure quite how old he was, I just remember thinking that he was older than dirt. I'm sure he was in his 70s anyway, which to a 7 or 8 year old me seemed ancient. He was still training reining horses at that age, he was amazing. I learned so much watching him ride and listening to his thoughts on training horses.
My grandfather will be 82 this year and recently had back surgery in hopes to get back in the saddle. The way his physical therapy is going, I have great hope that he will be able to. Before the surgery he told me that come hell or high water he'd get back on a horse. We decided together half jokingly (much to my mom's dismay) that if surgery didn't work we had 2 options. Option 1, wench in the rafters of the indoor arena, option 2 - dump him on one out of the skid loader bucket onto my old mare