First of all I apologise for flubbing your name. I put fingers in gear before engaging brain.
I understand completely about neuropathy. I have more than a touch in my feet. Doc put me on Neurontin and it helps a lot.
My Grandpa got me with the 'would you like to go for a ride on the stoneboat?' bit when I was about 12. That version was pulled by a John deere 2-lunger. Not much ridin' but lotsa sweat, dirt and sore back.
I always loved to watch the pony pulls at the county fair.
Best of luck,