Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
Ok...when the horse had just broken my leg, I was out on a strip job (for those who have never heard of one, a wide-open mining area which has been reclaimed). I HAD to get back on or try to drag myself 5 miles out of the place. Cell phones didn't exist back then, and even if they had, we still get no reception what-so-ever there even today.
With the broken ribs...During my lengthy (very lengthy for me) stay at the hospital, all I could think about was getting back on. When I actually did, I had people there to help me.
My whole point to my first post was actually the fear factor, and not being scared to the point to where one says, "I'll never get back on. I got thrown once."
The owner of the barn where I used to work did tell everybody in his lesson program that you couldn't really be considered a rider unless you've fallen off at least 10 times. Do I actually agree with that? Not necessarily. But on the other hand, I have ridden many many horses since I first started riding. Most of which I have not owned myself. Most green, but a lot of well broke horses also.
I also strongly agree with what a person in my past said to me..."Once riding gets in your blood, you can't make it just go away."
So, I was not in any way telling her to go straight and get back on. And I'm very sorry if it sounded that way.