My border collie had the tightrope done on both legs. She is 11 now and had the surgeries when she was 5 and 7. She still gets out and is able to work cows just fine and gets around great. She is a little stiff in the mornings but I’d imagine that’s pretty normal for most 11 year old dogs.
15' Ram 3500 Cummins with 6-speed manual and I love it! Goes anywhere and it doesn't notice my loaded stock trailer or any other trailer behind it. Also have a 94' 2500 Cummins with a manual, but I put a round bale feeder on it so she doesn't leave the farm much anymore.
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