Riding With Health Problems--Sound Familiar?

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I'm working on a topic from my Horse & Rider assignment list: "Riding With Health Problems." If this is something that's affecting you, I'd like to know a bit about your experiences.

Have you had a diagnosis that affects your ability to ride? What changes or compromises have you had to make? What about the general manual labor that goes into having horses--how have you had to adapt to that? Got any good coping tricks you'd like to share?

I think this is going to be a subject with growing interest, as those in the bulk of our horse-owning population continue to grow older.

I like the attitude of a reader from the U.K. whose hip replacement surgery left her with one leg shorter than the other. Her answer? Just ride with one stirrup shorter!