Originally Posted by heartprints62
No one is too old, but you need to get the help of a professional. Start with a LOT of riding lessons. Core strengthening exercises and stretching will help you be a stronger rider. Get a trainer that will teach you ground work exercises as well as saddle work.
Start there, get some help for yourself before you give up on the dream of riding. Without knowing the circumstances of the fall, you might need a horse more suited to your skill level or you might be able to handle the horse better after riding lessons. If the horse threw you or bucked you off, you might have "over-horsed" yourself for a begining rider. In that case, get a trainer for you horse as well as for yourself. See if you can have the horses issues (if any) worked on while you are working on your own riding ability.
Again without knowing the circumstances of your fall or your ability, this is the best advice I can give.
This is just exactly what I was going to say! Thanks, hearts!
I am 53. Started at 41. YOu, too old? Get outta here!!!!
Oh, and in the last 12 years I've been riding I have come off 15 times!!!! No broken bones or concussions , yet. Most falls are not nearly as bad as happened to you. Most are not big deal, at all, just dust off the back and get back on. I am cheering for you , but getting help will make it more successful, and more fun. Riding is much more satisfying when shared with others.