Y'all please wish me luck.
It wasn't a bad injury - I just fell off when my horse spooked at something in the woods. Nothing broken. But my lower back hurt pretty badly for a few weeks, so I didn't ride. I also couldn't work on the stable I'd started building on my farm, so once my back healed the building had to take first priority so I wouldn't lose what I'd started to warping.
Anyway. With one thing and another, I now haven't ridden since Thanksgiving.
I keep my horse at home and ride alone most of the time. I figured the combination of rusty/slightly apprehensive rider and wildly overfresh horse was not a good one so I asked a friend to recommend a good lesson barn with a quiet schoolhorse.
I called and talked to the trainer and I've booked a lesson for tomorrow to see how I like the place. If it seems like a good fit, they have a boarding facilities and a trainer who could work with my horse before I get back on him.
Anyone have any good tips or want to share their experiences of riding again after an injury?