Just found your site. I started riding for the first time early last Jan, so not quite year yet and bought my own horse, a quarter horse mare who is sensible. I fell off her ( didn't have a balance seat) I said "Oh" she thought I said "whoa" and put her abs brakes on and I did a face plant into the ground. Black eye and I heard my neck and back crunch. I am OK, but it has been 5 weeks now and I have been able to sit on her, but I freeze up trying to even walk while on her. I thought I was a gooner and broke my neck.I thought of Christopher Reeves. I want to ride my mare, Sienna Rose", but I am scared. HOW DO I GET NY CONFIDENCE BACK? HELP!Oh, by the way, I am 51 yrs.old.I have waited all my life to buy a horse.A dream come true.I can't give up now.