I finally got to go on my birthday ride yesterday, and my horse did good for about eight miles ( he's only four and I'm working on his conditioning), and I got him to let me tail him up a steep hill. So I was happy as heck and everything was going good. We passed through some woods and both my horse and my dad's horse poncho spooked. Poncho only jumped, but my little idiot decided to bolt. I went over his back end, landed on my hip and then some how twisted my left arm, pulling the muscles in my chest. It hurts to breathe of do anything. But anyways, we still don't know why they spooked, there was no rustle of branches, no out of the ordinary noises and it was so sudden I had no warning at all.
So after that long rambling story, how do you guys stay on when something like that happens? Does working out and building muscle help or working with the horse even more? Because this is the second time in six months he's done this and I can't afford to keep getting hurt like this, my job is very physical and right now it hurts to breathe and to move. I had to roll out of bed onto the floor because I couldn't use certain muscles. So I'm asking for y'all's opinions/help, cause you haven't failed me before.
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