Ditto what Cat said. Paige, hope you are feeling better & got some answers. I've dealt with some girly issues myself and know how frustrating that can be. Nick, bummer man but may be very well worth it. DH had a knee replacement at 28. It was a bit of a recovery but once he was healed he said he felt like a new man. My gpa had both done at the same time, he had a tough recovery but moves better now than I've seen him move in a decade. Good enough that he can walk the deep sand on the beach for hours and not be in pain from it.
So I, um, bought another horse. Wasn't looking, didn't really need another but had a great horse/deal fall into my lap. Owner in a bad spot, their bad luck was my good fortune. Will be brave & post a pic, you can see how I've gained quite a few lbs in the last couple of months. Losing Hondo & Missy kind of put a halt to my riding, went from 7 hours or so a day to sent outside horses home and have rode maybe a handful of times since losing Miss.
Anyway, meet Bailey. 12 yo, 16hh paint mare (she has a cute little belly spot) with a serious show record, over a 1,000 pts & 4 youth world champion titles. Has wins in Hunter under, WP, SMS & Hunt seat equitation. Very, very, very well trained. Now I'm going to have to teach my kiddo to ride a spur broke wp horse...very much the opposite of how most of mine ride. She says "Mom, it is weird that you squeeze to slow her down or spur to stop". Yep, kid, it is weird but it's kind of fun too. She hadn't been rode in 3 months, pulled her out of the pasture, climbed on & tested her out. Flying changes are a bit sloppy & she's due for a tune up but nothing I can't take care of in the next couple of months while I get her legged back up. Bailey.jpg bailey2.jpg