I had a car accident and broke my back in three places. After I got out it, I had NO confidence left any more. I was scared of my own beloved horse, almost to the point of selling him.
I did manage to get back on him after another person rode, but only in a round pen. I sucked it up a few weeks later and tried to go out past the barn. He spooked, bolted, and I was horribly scared of getting on and going past a walk again. I did work up to it, and was eventually able to let him go-go as he was bred to do.
Then I got a filly. She had a happy moment, bucked, and hit the hay bay I was carrying. Needless to say, THAT terrorfied me to the point were I was unable to enter her paddock for days. I did end up selling her to a good home whom were looking for a young horse to work as a trail prospect.
I had honestly by then, lost my passion for horses.
And then came Sammy. He's quiet, gentleman like, sweet, loving. He does nothing but want to please you. Not a kick, bite, or buck in his body. I rode him bareback not to long ago for just a little while. Now I am completely confident even around my spookier horses. I LOVE being around them again. I love grooming them, washing them, chasing them around the pasture with a halter and a lead. Everything. I want to ride ride ride. They make me giggle, smile, they make me happy.
I guess it just takes a quiet one sometimes :)
At the moment I'm sitting at home with a locked and swelled knee. No idea how that happened -.- I stepped on a nail two days ago (right foot) and now this (left knee). You should have seen me hobbling around with my broomstick cane this morning, feeding the boys xD I swear, it was ridiculous.
Wait! I'll fix it....