I had a horse that was crazy...she totally distroyed my confidence. I decided that I would stop riding her and went looking for my horse that I have now 5 years later :) he's a thoroughbred gelding and lazy as!! Hahaha, he baby sat me when I would think him sneezing was an attempt to buck!! Hahahaha I was TERRIFIED of trail riding and leaving the safety of the arena. That's because of my previous horse. I spent 2 years getting over my fears riding out with my horse ozzie and I never fell off. He looked after me, I had my first gallop on him, my first beach ride, my first comp, my first ribbon and first forever horse.
In the time i've fallen off I never gotten stuck in a stirrup nor had I seen it happen. Sure i've fallen off soooo many times and I have hurt myself. But I just thought that I need to do this and I gotta suck it up.
Now ozzie can throw anything at me and I just don't care. He gave me sooo much confidence that I never want to lose it again. I even got an off the track throughbred who's 5 years old. I had him 3 weeks and I took him out to a training day run like a comp and I didn't know how it would have turned out. He was an angel and I was relieved :) but it goes to show that anyone can get over their fears if they face them. It's empowering to know that you can do it. You just need to find that horse you will trust and love forever :)
I'm proud of you for not letting fear rule your life :)
Here's my favourite site: look at the "the power of the one rein stop" in this aswell, I use this when I need to and it helps you feel & be in control www.horseproblems.com.au