Originally Posted by Lady Mustang
idk if I can rly the stress anymore.... my dr specificly told me to stay away from all stress because of my stomach.. ya see I have extreme abnormal horonal embalance disorder. Wen ms marylin told me bout this site I thought I wud finally fit in somewhere. Once again im wrong
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Riding horses can be a lot of fun. It can also be very dangerous. Statistically, it is more dangerous than riding motorcycles.
If you are not emotionally strong enough to hear, "what you are doing is dangerous", then you probably ought to stop riding. I've only come off a horse once, and I still have back pain 4 years later.
Horses are big, strong animals that don't always think clearly. They are very graceful, except for when they are not - I've watched my horses slip and fall without any rider, just while running around like idiots in their corral. If you think anonymous Internet posters are tough on you, consider having 1000 lbs of horse land on your knee...
You don't have to stop riding, but you ought to learn to walk before trot, trot before canter, and canter before gallop. I strongly recommend trotting, and learning to balance at a trot while going around turns.