Three years ago, a person who said they knew what they were doing didn't and my horse fell backwards and landed on me. I couldn't physically get back on, worst pain in my life.
I was so scared, I couldn't force myself to get back on the horse, even when I was well. We both had lost trust in each other. I sold him.
For months, I was terrified of horses, on the ground, in the saddle, gelding, mare, didn't matter. I was so upset becuase they were my life. I am better now, I ride, work horses on the ground, but there is always that hint of fear in the back of my mind. I honestly think that if someone would have made me get back on Toby before I sold him, I wouldn't be like this today. I have regretted it, I have searched for him again, went to auctions, talked to the trainer I sold him too, it's hopeless.
But, I always have to remind myself, that accident would never had happened had a true horeman been there and knew what to do. And not every single horse out there would just fall over backwards and hurt me on purpose.
I pray nothing like that ever happens to anyone. =) Just try to get on the same horse you fall off of, even if you can't until a couple days later.
Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back. -- Unkown