You know the saying, “it takes a village.” I recently had the opportunity to get back in the saddle after my second total hip replacement. As a freelance writer, I specialize in equestrian travel for my work. With my first hip replacement two years ago, my surgeon wanted me to hang up my cowboy hat and retire my riding boots. The dangers of falling off a horse with a ceramic ball joint that could break were a valid concern, but I wasn’t willing to give up horseback riding vacations. Now, three months after my right hip replacement, I was worried about my range of motion (ROM) getting back on the horse.