The most notable physical attribute of my dad that most people remember is his bowed legs. He has earned them riding the thousands of horses over his lifetime. In fact, those legs are worth more than all the horses in our barn. Of course that wear and tear takes its toll on the bones and muscles leading my dad to finally go through with a decision he made months ago--to go for knee replacement surgery for his left knee.
I am happy to report that my dad is now at home and recovering well. It will still be several weeks before he is down at the barn in his usual routine, but he will be up and running in an even better capacity before long. Until then, he'll just have to do with being tended to and fed by my mom. Quel malheur!