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Back in the Saddle Trina Maus: Never say never

A horse Trina Maus was schooling flipped and rolled over on her; the ensuing injuries were extensive. She shattered her left ankle, and broke her right ankle and several ribs. It took four surgeries, six plates, and more than 40 screws to put her legs back together. In intensive care and unable to walk, she developed serious complications, including a life-threatening infection requiring two months of bed rest in the hospital. Once cleared to begin rehabilitation on horseback, she was far from steady on her feet. With one leg still badly broken, she was only walking short distances on crutches with air casts on both legs. Always a staunch advocate for the Thoroughbred breed, she chose her seven-year-old, 17-hand, off-the-track jumper “Lou” as her mount. “I still remember the first time I sat on Lou after the accident. He stood so patiently while we figured out how to get me on,”…

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