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Medical Professional Salute: Ronnie Rushing



Ronnie Rushing – Dickson, Tennessee

WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION?
Critical Care Paramedic

WHERE DO YOU WORK?
Nashville Fire Department EMS

WHAT DOES YOUR JOB ENTAIL? TELL US ABOUT A TYPICAL DAY FOR YOU.
Rapid response and treatment of critically ill or injured patients.

HOW HAS THE CORONAVIRUS AFFECTED YOUR JOB?
The Coronavirus epidemic has made caring for patients much more challenging from transport to delivery into an Emergency Department.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE HORSE BUSINESS AND/OR HOW ARE YOU RELATED TO THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE INDUSTRY?
15 years – raising and showing TWH.

DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE HORSES IN TRAINING AND IF SO WHO ARE THEY AND WHO IS YOUR TRAINER?
We have horses at home that we show from home and also horses in training with Gannon Stables in McMinnville, Tennessee with trainers Ryan Gannon and Johnathon Baskin. I am looking forward to doing more riding this year in the novice classes. I will be riding He's Just A Gigalo, Jose's Lethal Lady and The Million Dolar Answer.

TELL US ABOUT A SPECIAL HORSE RELATED MEMORY WHETHER IN THE RING, ON THE TRAIL OR AT THE BARN?
I got to ride a colt that we raised in the Celebration last year. What a great feeling!!!

DO YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PASS ALONG TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN THE HORSE INDUSTRY?
Hang in there and enjoy the time home with your family. Show season will start when it is safe to do so.

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