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        03-07-2012, 10:38 PM
      #1
    Foal
    hello from missouri!

    Hey everybody, im new here from kansas city. I've always been into horses. Never owned any, but have always enjoyed riding and working with them. Anyway, I just had my leg amputated below the knee last friday. I had been on crutches for 3 years. But I have spent the last several weeks before my surgery at a friends place watching him work with his colt.

    I've always believed people that say horses are great threrapy for people who have had things like this happen. So that all has a lot to do with whats led me here and sending me in the direction im going!
         
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        03-07-2012, 11:19 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    Welcome. I'm in Joplin. I believe other members on the forum have spoken highly on many barns and riding instructors in your area.
         
        03-07-2012, 11:51 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Welcome to the forum!!
         
        03-08-2012, 12:05 AM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Hi from mid MO. Love Longview Horse Park. Great carriage driving club in KC.
    I know several accomplished equestrians that are below the knee leg amputees. One was my farrier for years. I hope that is not a deterrent from riding. Nice to meet you!
         
        03-08-2012, 12:12 AM
      #5
    Foal
    Thanks everybody!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AQHSam    
    Welcome. I'm in Joplin. I believe other members on the forum have spoken highly on many barns and riding instructors in your area.
    yea theres lots of great ones. I can't afford any of it tho haha. A friend of mine is starting to board hoarses at his place so im going to trade some work with my truck for boarding.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Taffy Clayton    
    Hi from mid MO. Love Longview Horse Park. Great carriage driving club in KC.
    I know several accomplished equestrians that are below the knee leg amputees. One was my farrier for years. I hope that is not a deterrent from riding. Nice to meet you!
    longview is very nice, I live not too far from there actually. The amputation is not at all a deterrant to ride. Its actually motivating me to ride. I havent rode in years. But being around the horses lately really eased my stress from all the pain I was suffering thru. Horses are amazing medicine and I think riding will help in gaining coordination when I get my prosthetic.
         
        03-08-2012, 10:25 AM
      #6
    Green Broke
    Welcome & keep up the positive attitude. Wishing you a quick recovery & success w/your goals.
         
        03-08-2012, 10:42 AM
      #7
    Foal
    Will do and thanks!
         
        03-08-2012, 10:44 AM
      #8
    Yearling
    Welcome to the forum
         
        03-18-2012, 04:49 AM
      #9
    Started
    Great to have yah man, I saw your into Trans Am's niceee! My uncle is too he's restoring a '77 with a 6.6L to look like the Smokey and the Bandit T/A.
         
        03-18-2012, 04:55 AM
      #10
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by VT Trail Trotters    
    Great to have yah man, I saw your into Trans Am's niceee! My uncle is too he's restoring a '77 with a 6.6L to look like the Smokey and the Bandit T/A.
    thanks! Haha yea. That's awesome! One day I want that style trans am matching the one I have now
         

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