I was riding with an inexperienced rider last Saturday, and he came up behind my horse and spooked him. He reared up and then jumped to the right, and I went face first over his left shoulder. The CT scan at the hospital confirmed that I had two cracked ribs and the mirror confirms a nice shiner. The doc said 2 weeks or so, but a google search said about a month.
How long would you guys wait? Should I think about wearing a vest?
Having the week off, I youtubed as much as I could find about emergency dismounts. That probably would have saved me some pain. How much a part if normal horse training is spent on learning how to do it?