I wasn't sure I would ever ride again, as I have been preoccupied with the fear of falling off and hitting my head. My TBI was caused by a pony pushing me over when I was stood on the ground not a riding accident but the fear of a further BI has so far held me back from living. I have become so depressed because I live and breath horses and I had to rehome my horse after the accident, but today a little bit of "old" Jenny came back. The horse I road is an old cob (big chunky, sensible), she has been semi retired but needs to keep moving as she has arthritis in her leg. I'm so over galloping across Dartmoor so a ride on a sensible old horse at a walk was perfect. Her owner rode her new, younger horse and we were out for a good two hours. I still can't quite believe it but I'm so happy I did it. The anti anxiety drugs are obviously working cos I didn't panic too much. Hopefully this indicates a new more positive chapter in my life, where I give the middle finger to the brain injury
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