Sorry to hear you had a Kodak experience. I still don't get on her much, though my daughter does at times. She's a sweetheart on the ground, but I can't trust her under saddle. Maybe she'd be ok, but I'm not brave enough to find out. Rusty, on the other hand, despite his ridiculous flop to the ground, I would trust any day.
Hoping to have a proper ride on him tomorrow, but it will probably be stirrupless.
Have you told your fiancé yet? I couldn't hide it from my husband, but did not tell my parents when they called. Why worry them?
In hindsight I probably could have/should have told him, and it would have been okay -- probably. But I think it would be weird if I did now and tried to play it off as an "Oh by the way..." thing. He hasn't reacted badly the other times I've fallen off, but it's been about three years, and never off of Elle who is about the most "perfect" and safe horse I ride.
I had a nice and normal ride on her on Friday, just in the arena, and she was her usual self. I flashed back to the fall repeatedly for about the first ten minutes, and kind of let myself do that a bit and then made myself mentally move on. I convinced myself do some no-stirrups work too, towards the end of the ride, just to keep my confidence up. It was also weirdly... freeing??... to be like, well, if that happened again I wouldn't stay on anyhow, so it doesn't really matter what I do or don't do in the ride. It's beyond my control so I might as well just ride like it's not going to happen.
Today I did a little ride on a cute four year old at the barn. He's small and friendly and pretty green, but he's really easygoing and nothing seems to spook or bother him -- ever. The other night I brought him into the indoor arena where barn swallows are nesting and swooping around like crazy, and all he did was follow me around for scratches and make funny faces. Sometimes I hop on him for variety. He's not always easy, but he is a good sport. He strikes me as a bit of a Rusty-type. :)
Glad your ankle is improving!