Too many falls?...
I have been riding for 5 years, and like most riders I have had my fair share of falls.
My problem is that I seem to break bones REALY easily.
The first time I was being really stupid. I was riding my green horse, on a borrowed saddle, that didn’t have stirrups, and I had just washed it. (hadn’t bought my own yet) Me being an excited new horse owner took him down a trail beside an electric fence. (You can put the pieces together) he took I fell off and chipped my wrist, but I learnt my lesson.
Last year, I started jumping small jumps, and this time I was super excited because my dad had some old barrels for us to jump. Trooper jumped them really awkwardly. Then he wouldn’t jump them at all, after a few tries I gave up because he made it clear he didn’t want to go over them. So I just cantered him by them but he went absolutely nuts (bucking and what not). Of course I fell off and separated my shoulder. I own a protective vest but in the excitement of jumping I forgot to put it on.
This time we were just trotting along and then trooper completely out of nowhere spooks. I am really mad at myself because I can normally easily stay on for a spook, but not this time. I don’t know what he spooked at, but he was just getting over Uveitis, but he didn’t spook from his bad side. In hind sight maybe I should have waited a day or 2 longer, but it was so nice out! Either way I am now stuck with a dislocated elbow.
I feel like I am so brittle and weak…like a porcelain doll. I am very frustrated with the fact that my bones break so easily. My parents are very upset, and think its time I quit riding. Everything seems to happen on my right side and my mom thinks I’m really going to feel the effects when I’m older. I am very depressed right now, and don’t know what to do, I love riding, but its starting to get embarrassing.
Sorry about the rant. Congrats if you got through it all!