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    Congratulations, Saabski. You look great on your...

    Congratulations, Saabski. You look great on your Fjord and I am in awe of your getting back on the horse so soon after a bilateral TKR. It took me a lot longer. My orthopedist has become a believer...
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    Mounting and dismounting

    There is no "law" that says we must mount from the left side of the horse. I am much more comfortable mounting from the right - the "off side" - and my horse has learned to walk up to the mounting...
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    NATRC ride completed!

    I did it! I finished a NATRC competitive trail ride, one-day Novice division. While I rode "distance only" - not taking a score, since I need assistance mounting and dismounting - my 17 yr old...
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    Good luck with the surgery, Jingo-ace. You'll be...

    Good luck with the surgery, Jingo-ace. You'll be back in the saddle before you know it. I am taking my two replaced knees and two replaced hips and competing in a NATRC trail ride this coming...
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    You won't regret the knee replacement; I ride...

    You won't regret the knee replacement; I ride with two. It takes about six weeks for the swelling to go down and during that time, you have to work on physical therapy as though you were mastering a...
  6. I have bilateral replaced hips and knees. I use a...

    I have bilateral replaced hips and knees. I use a mounting block in the arena and if I have to remount out on the trail, try to dismount close to a suitable stump or log so I can get back on. I...
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    NEVER TOO YOUNG FOR TKR

    just scheduled bilateral TKR for early August. I am 55. Been pushing it off for too many years as local ortho thought I should wait til I am 60. but after a tibial plateau fx 4 yrs ago -non surgical,...
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    When I get up in the morning, sore and shuffling,...

    When I get up in the morning, sore and shuffling, it's not so much to wonder why I ride, but how I can get this 74-yr old body into better shape so riding hurts less. Last week I was sent a post...
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    Bi-lateral hips - and knees - and still riding

    I have had three knee replacements and two hips, the most recent done three years ago. I had a bone density test done to confirm I don't have fragile bones. Two years ago I started riding again,...
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    Bach's Rescue Remedy

    When I started riding again (panic time!) my youngest daughter gave me some Rescue Remedy lozenges to suck on. When I'd forget them she'd treat me with the RR spray she uses on her dogs at the...
  11. Riding with bilateral hip and knee joint replacements

    I'm a 74 yr old woman, back in the saddle after a disabling accident 27 years ago. I've been riding again for two years, have a 14-yr old MFT and an awesome trainer who has helped work me though my...
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