I was just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience. I feel kinda silly being scared... I feel as though I should have gotten over it by now, Anyway, here's what happened:
In January this year, my horse had an accident which involved her panicking while tied, rearing and as the bailing twine snapped, she lost her balance and came down on a nearby fence post, slicing 25cm long & almost as deep to her brisket. She's fine now, but I was too scared to be away from home for almost 3 months (she's kept only 15metres or so from our house). I don't think I slept at all the night she got hurt and the first two weeks after, when she was quite sick, I got headaches all the time and just didn't feel like doing anything.
I think her accident freaked me out more than I realised because I still am terrified that she'll get hurt again. Every morning when I go to feed her, I worry that she's hurt herself overnight... or jumping, i worry that she'll fall and hurt herself. We're going on a pony club camp in a few weeks and she isn't too bad with floats, but still not the best, I'm worried that she'll hurt herself floating. I feel like I should just get over it but I can't. She's a very flighty horse and one of those that is always getting hurt, but normally only minor. Has something similar happened to anyone else? How did you help yourself get over it>
When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare