Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: State of Confusion (SC)
Thanks everyone! While I'm sidelined and I can't go to work, I figured I could at least shop online and see what's out there. I doubt I'll get clearance to climb on a horse for at least 6 months. Before he left my hospital room (after I asked him when I could ride again) my doctor gave me a pretty big piece of his mind and included some muttering about death wish and psychiatrist.... He's a really negative man.
I'm planning my return very carefully. I think I'll start by taking some lessons. Don't laugh.
A beginner safe horse in an arena will let me know if my mind has healed as well as my bones. I had to rebuild my confidence once and if I have to I can do it again, but I'm hoping it won't be necessary. I won't know though until I settle into the saddle. If it's ok, I'll be looking for a total confidence builder. I figure by the time I'm really riding again, I'll be 65. I don't care if the horse is safe with kids --- they bounce!!! I think my question will be "Would you put your granny on him?" LOLOL
I'm not a complete idiot--there are parts missing!
What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.