05-02-2013, 07:12 PM
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Thank you for this (recommended) thread. Hope am in the right place,finally. Am 59 1/2 y/o. Started lessons @ 50,was doing pretty good 'till got scared of canter. A friend wanted to help..long story short,was way overhorsed,a freak thing happened (pavement worker waving a pamphlet), & 'tho manged to control his feet abit couldn't control his mind to not head for fence (knew I would die, so bailed,remembering to let go of stirrups). End result bad crash w/busted bones(ankle,ribs,pelvis from kick as he went to fence). I gave up my childhood dream,figuring was too old. Horsewoman co-worker recently pushed me into new lessons. Had one 2 wks ago. Could barely get one 'cuz let my body go (depression,no motivation,but no excuses I guess), & was far more scared than I thought I would be. That's my "introduction", & past has to be past. Have 2nd lesson this Sunday, w/not much more hope for my leg strength, but hope for my buried passion to be renewed. I do apologise for expressing so much,but it's where I've come from, but just need to go forward. Is this a good place to do that, & just share the tiny progress once in awhile? (not a good "chatter" as not 20 y/o!) Won't relate all this junk again unless asked! Thanks for the opportunity to connect.