Airesmum; I know your accident was FAR from a stroll in the park. I remember your story! You get the red badge of courage and you earned it.
Ioconnor: I can't imagine how you could walk to put in a 12 hour shift of work with a broken hip?!! Hello!
I know what you mean about the "you have kids to raise, you can't go endangering yourself" thing from husbands. I get it , and I haven't even once broken a bone horseback, though I come off pretty regularly.
I think it'll settle down in time. I would think if you don't talk a lot about the accident, and even don't talk too much about the horses and let your family kind of baby you a little, they'll forget. You can't do the team penning. Forget about it and strange as it may sound, get the best out of being an invalid and your forced time grounded. Maybe take up a new hobby, like painting or knitting or ?