Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
Just give her some time. If she still loves spending time with the horse, playing with him and such, more than likely she'll come around. I know how it is to be nervous, and to be afraid of something that has previously hurt me. Luckily in my case, it never came from coming off of a horse. I've come off PLENTY of times, broken arm; broken leg; and this last time, back in May, 5 broken ribs, collapsed lung, partially collapsed other lung, punctured liver, and a small piece broken off of my spine. After 1 day in the ICU, and 9 more days in the hospital, when the doctor was talking about maybe having to send me home with an oxygen tank, I made the joke that I needed one for a back pack. When asked why, I told him that I needed a way to carry it while riding the horse. Within a month after getting out of the hospital, I was back on my horse doing a very careful walk with my husband and mother-in-law right beside me all the way. The Halflinger that threw me went back to her owner (I was trying her out for my mother-in-law) before I even got a chance to get back on her...thanks to my hubby.
My daughter on the other hand is a totally different story. She fell off when she was 8. She's been on one horse since then. When she comes to visit, she doesn't even want to go to the barn with me to feed...much less get on the horse.