I've been not keeping up with HF friends for a while, and just happened on this thread for the first time today! I am so, so, so happy for you! Your post of 11-19-11 and most recent one brought tears to my eyes, that you've had such good luck with your new Blossom. I'm so happy you're doing so well, and I know exactly how you feel about your new horse....I had a year-long spell of bad horse luck ending with a cracked skull a few years ago, just tootling down the driveway (yes, without a helmet). After that, hubby grounded me until I had a better horse. I found my TWH mare, Windy, a finished trail horse. It took me over a year to get my confidence back; I drove her nuts I'm sure....at one point I just told her that I had to trust her to do her job, because that was the only way I was going to get past this. I was about 52 at the time, younger than you, and far fewer healing bones, LOL. Now, 4 years later, we've trailered with friends (without hubby) to trail rides, cow-horse clinics for fun, and am learning something new every year. Safely. It's great fun again, and that is my wish for you as well. Happy, happy trails!