Its been about four months since I've ridden, and after my accident I swore I wasn't ever going to ride again much less get near a horse. Though my accident wasn't from riding, it was just as traumatic. Getting ran over by a horse and escaping luckily with only a torn ACL and lateral meniscus isn't exactly a walk in the park. But of course being a horse crazy girl since I was young and having ridden for 10 year couldn't be suppressed for long. Just seeing my best friend's horses in the pasture made me miss everything so badly no matter how much I tried to resist it. So four months into my injury and two and a half after my surgery I caved and called an old contact.
I managed to land a job at a private farm with one of the nicest owners and horses I've ever met. And finally yesterday, with my doctors approval of course, I rode for the first time in what felt like forever. Wearing a knee brace while riding and mounting from the right wasn't exactly normal but it didn't make me any less happy as I walked and trotted around the arena. I'm not going to say it didn't hurt, to put all the pressure on a knee after an injury like that hurt but not to a point where it was extreme. Posting was the only part that hurt but it only got better as I continued.
Riding on an extremely cold and windy day would have wigged out most horses but the horse I was riding, Boo, took it like a pro. He didn't blink and packed me around like I was precious cargo.
I didn't think I would ever ride again but Boo made my ride a special one. We did nothing special or crazy but he proved that you don't have to do anything but enjoy yourself and be happy to love what you're doing.