Awww, *hugs*!! I'm glad you're ok, besides your new "battle bruises." Falls are the worst.
Silly Zulu, doesn't he know that magically appearing joggers are new best friends?! They might have snuggles to offer or even goodies!
That's Lacey's view, at least. Sometimes I have to force her to NOT try to follow joggers we find home...
And, in a strange way, I now have that fall over with and know that it is surviveable (talk to me tomorrow, though), but, it has made me realize that in many ways, I am overhorsed on Z, from time to time. ARGH! I feel extremely discouraged right now.
If it makes you feel any better, I often feel that way about Lacey. I love her to death...buuuutttt when she gets hot, man, she is TOO much for me - on the ground and undersaddle. Just too much.
Thankfully I haven't fallen off her yet but I know that when/of I do, it's going to be a huge blow.
I already find that I avoid times and scenarios that might get her riled up. I have a "system" for dealing with her in the event of hottness, but still, the idea of her getting worked up is not something I relish.
Anyway, you are not alone in feeling overhorsed at times and it's ok to feel discouraged! Remember what someone [John Wayne??] said about courage: "Real courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway."
Superduper glad you're ok.