My mother was different to most! Her attitude to my sister and I riding was always one of laughing off injuries telling us "worse to happen before you die," or "if you can't take the heat in the kitchen, stop cooking."
I once arrived home with my face smashed in. Mum, getting oor meal ready, took one look and dissolved into fits of laughter and when she could talk said " Well you won't want vinegar on your fries!"
Only twice did she ever frighten me with her reaction. Once with a concussion when she never laughed and said "Better get you to the doctors." The other was when I had my teeth kicked out. Both times, because she didn't laugh, frightened me.
Odd thing was, after the teeth incident, I went into the other room and her mother was there. Gran immediately said "Worse things happen at sea, you don't drown riding horses!"
I knew where it came from!
It is natural for mothers to be protective, just keep those fears well hidden!