“You've got quality care here, for sure.”
"My wife came from a horse tradition and had horses as a girl. When my daughter came along, we got her first horse when she was about five years old. All three children have ridden so I learned to be a groom and a barn person right from the get-go. We’ve had horses ever since.
“Riding is particularly interesting to me because it’s physically demanding. There are very subtle nuances that need to be learned and mastered to be able to direct a 1,500-pound animal with a mind of its own. There’s a tremendous amount of leg strength involved in riding properly and learning to control a horse. With a bad knee, it's impossible."
A Wellness Focus
“Years ago, as volunteer firefighter, I suffered trauma to both legs. I’d had surgery on my knee, but I endured pain since then. I always just pushed through it, but I reached a point where even walking was a challenge.
“When we looked at the joint program, I was extremely impressed. It’s a local community hospital where the physicians and nursing staff
are highly educated, highly competent, highly trained, extremely professional and knowledgeable, and up to date on the latest techniques. The
program started well in advance of the surgery and experienced, compassionate people guided me step by step through the process. They made
it a comfortable experience.”
“The first two weeks were tough, but I pushed myself and my recovery was well ahead of schedule. I’m virtually fully recovered and I have complete range of motion. This is the first time, since I was injured in the fire, that I am pain-free.
“Regaining the health in my knee, having my strength back, and the ability to use my knee completely is rejuvenating. It’s added another 10 years or more to my anticipated ability to ride, so that’s huge.
“I have the proverbial new lease on life. It’s very exciting.”