My partner and I have just moved to a 3000 acre property and he has suggested I start to get back into horses to have some "me time" when he takes over mother duties with our 5 1/2 month old daughter.
I am eager to buy a horse and start riding again BUT in 2008 on new years day I rode a horse bare back (shouldn't have because he didn't know me and I didn't know him), he started rearing up and took off so I jumped off him and landed in long grass and whilst putting my arm down to soften my fall I snapped my wrist in half and now have a plate and 10 screws in there. Whilst I am 110% recovered and I have developed a terrible fear of riding and when horses flinch around me I get very nervous - obviously these can pick up on this.
I really need to overcome my fear as later in life I would love my daughter to start riding and for it to me a mummy daughter thing but I just don't know where to start at the moment.
Can anyone recommend any horses for sale or breeds I should consider? I obviously need something placid (VERY placid), a horse that does not shy away as this will freak me out I think if I am on my own (until my confidence is back), not a horse that likes to jump - really just a placid horse that loves a good cuddle and brush but is happy for me to go for a slow ride on him around my property.
Any suggestions/advice/information is much appreciated!!!!