A little background info on my horsey life:
I began riding at a very small, low-key barn with about 8 lesson (reason being I was quite bored there... I wasn't learning much anymore but also wanted a new experience).
In October 2007 I had a bad fall at the old barn which resulted in a broken arm and a purple cast on my arm for 4 weeks (yes I got a purple one ). My confidence was shattered but slowly it began building back up, especially when I switched stables. However, I did go back for a lesson at the old barn from time to time, got on the horse I fell off of, and rode her well even though she was being a brat.
Most of the time I ride a bay pony named Rose. She's some sort of cross and about 14 - 14.3 hh. She's one of the sweetest ponies I've ever met and she is a joy to ride.
Also, this past summer I went to a camp which had a riding program, and although I still had confidence issues at the beginning with one of their horses (some of their horses aren't as well-trained as I'm used to... not saying the horses at my barn are push-button, they just have better training), I still had fun and when I came home I was more confident with horses and now am not afraid of any type of buck, bolt, spook, etc.
I ride on Mondays so I'll journal then xD