I had my hip replacement on September 23rd. I got a cancellation appointment after I called the surgeons office and said I would take any cancellation time. I thought I might get in around Christmas time but I was lucky and got the 23rd of September. After staying home for 2 weeks and resting I went for my recheck and was allowed to drive so I have been going to the barn since then and coaching, brushing and massaging my horses and doing ground work. I am allowed to ride in 3 months So that is December 23rd. It is getting harder to wait the better I feel but I do want to allow my hip the time to heal.
I am enjoying coaching. I said I would be back in 2 weeks and I was. I have helpers sometimes on busy weekend days but now the horses are all in their winter paddocks it is easier to bring them in. Looking forward to that day when I can start riding again without pain. Thank you to the Facebook group "Hip Replacement for Horse people" for the information and confidence help win having it done and recovery suggestions. Very positive group.