No, he had cataract surgery. He had one eye done a month ago and then one done last Thursday. He had some kind of fast growing "aggressive" as they labeled it, cataracts and all of a sudden pretty much, he couldn't see the golf ball! OMG for a golfer that is just the pits.
I had PKR done on my eyes (similar to lasik) about 5 years ago - nice to be able to see without contacts!!!
As for the developing of friends - I didn't really know any "horsey trail riding" people when I got back into horses. I would go up and ride with the lady I bought my horse from. I moved to the barn I am at now and they mostly showed or did dressage. About 6 months later they went on a trail ride with some people they knew and the next month I went. Found a cousin who is now my riding buddy (never know where a cousin will pop up! I don't know who was more surprised...me or her!) and a bunch of friends in a trail riding club. We ride together all the time now. From the time I bought the horse til then was 9 months so it took awhile.
See if there is a Cowboy Church in your area (the group I ride with is lead by the pastor of that but the group itself is not with the CCC) and they generally are going on trail rides, putting on play days and anyone can join in.
Happy Trails hopefully in the near future!!
Ok, I just looked up Cowboy Churches and there is some near you
cowboy church near Burleson, TX Bar Cross Ranch Cowboy Church
12001 E. FM 917, Alvarado, TX (817) 783-2227 · barcross.org
At a glance: feed the children · women's ministr Shepherds Valley Cowboy Church
3437 County Road 807, Cleburne, TX (817) 790-8898 · shepherdsvalley.com Grace Country Cowboy Church
3200 Ramona Drive, Fort Worth, TX (817) 244-6032 · gracecountrycowboychurch.com Cowboy Church of Ellis County
2374 W Highway 287 Byp, Waxahachie, TX (972) 935-9801 · cowboychurchofelliscounty.org Lakeside Cowboy Church
6901 CR 305, Grandview, TX (817) 558-1641 · lakesidecowboychurch.com Ranchhouse Cowboy Church
7205 FM 66, Maypearl, TX (972) 435-2650 Lone Star Cowboy Church of Ellis County
1011 East Ovilla Road, Red Oak, TX (972) 576-0900 Cowboy Church
PO Box 24737, Fort Worth, TX (972) 935-9801 Silverado Cowboy Church
4000 West Interstate 20, Weatherford, TX (817) 596-5880 · silveradocowboychurch.org
1 review Open Range Cowboy Church
582 FM 1713, Whitney, TX (254) 694-7543 · openrangecowboychurch.com
Check it their websites. They will often list their events and you don't have to be a member to attend.