After my moms mare launched me about 20ft on a road, I was very afraid to start riding again. I told my mom i'll never ride her mare again. After a couple months, and steady working with my gelding, I did start riding again. He was the most awesome help for me to get over what happened. I do get a little "fear" when i'm out riding by myself, especially with so much wildlife around us. But slowly I get better each time. It takes some great soul searching, and a wonderful calm reliable equine friend to help the process, and equine people who understand what it's like. Keep going it will get better in time!