I am a professional horseman, training, teaching and competing on hunters and jumpers. Leading up to my surgery in January 2014, my riding had been compromised by increasing hip pain and weakness. It became difficult to dismount after riding and increasingly precarious to start off. I had to give up riding any difficult horses all together. I was weak and in pain and unable to cope with any fractious behavior. Three months after surgery I was riding again, and six months later I was in the show ring again. Now, a year later, I feel stronger and more secure than ever.