Okay, so I have a slight problem..
I have been riding for 5 years or so,and I have fallen off my fair share of times and wound up in the hospital more than once.
Well, recently [a few weeks ago] I had a 4-H meeting and during it, I took a very hard tumble..I ended up with a concussion, whip lash, and a pulled muscle. It was in no way Summer's fault,and she even tried her best to watch her feet so she didn't step on me.
Well, I haven't been able to bring myself to ride her since, and I feel so bad. I'm not afraid of her, but I just don't feel as comfortable.
I've still been riding, but I've been riding Buttercup instead. I was wearing my helmet and everything during the time of the accident, so I don't know what's happening.
The problem is that my show is in a few weeks [July 4th] and my whole family is expecting me to ride Summer and they're all proud of me for riding her because I'm the only person who knows all of her cues and such...
I don't know what to do, and it also doesn't help that I have someone[a woman in about her mid 40's, I'm 15] ridiculing me, my horses,and my riding all the time...