Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
We've all been there at some time or another, trust me :) If riding came without its bumps and bruises, it would be too easy! I could list all the accidents I've had, but I'll just let you know the only think I haven't broken or fractured yet is my legs.
I like how you are throwing yourself in there with the children's therapy centre, however. Get yourself in to the swing of things, in to that relaxed environment and close to horses, not even touching. Just being used to them. Obivously these horses are going to be the more docile side which will suit your brilliantly. You'll get fit, and start to over come you fears! Bonus!
And through that, who knows. Word of mouth is brilliant, and someone may be able to reccomend a place to go, or someone with a horse that can help. I panic every time I hack out, which isn't great. On my new horse I panic every time I ride outside, she picks it up- you need a horse, eventually, that will work with you.
I am very sorry to hear about your 6yo also.
Good luck on your journey, and keep us updated as to how things work out for you.