Mike Sims, walking horse owner and enthusiast, suffered a heart attack Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003. Sims is the father of walking horse trainer Blake Sims, who operates Blake Sims Stables in Bell Buckle, Tenn.

Sims had a blockage in one artery, which apparently caused the heart attack. A balloon procedure was done and a stint was put in to correct the problem. Sims was released from the hospital Thursday, Dec. 11 and is recovering at home. Cards may be sent to Mike Sims at PO Box 21811, Chattanooga, TN 37424.