Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
I've owned horses for over 30 years and have taken many falls - some should have killed me and a couple caused me to have surgery. One fall, in particular, happened a few years ago and made a dramatic change in me. I'll just say that I was trying out a horse to buy and the very short story is that he took off while I was mounting him. I was thrown on a gravel driveway, fractured my pelvis, broke some ribs, was unconscious for several minutes (concussion), plus a lot of bruising.
It was ~8 weeks until I could ride again and I was terrified to get on a new horse I had (obviously not the same one). I was actually in tears while mounting. It took a lot of time, patience, and friends to bring me through it. Don't be afraid of asking for help and get the right horse. At this point in your riding, you need a confidence builder, not a horse that you are afraid of. I'm still hesitant about getting on a new horse but I've learned to live with it.
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