“Equestrians experience pain like no others, both emotional and physical. When we fall, when we get injured, many times the mental strain hits harder than the physical. It makes us stronger, gives us a strength no other athletes quite understand.”
I found this quote and it sparked interest in me. I have never been seriously hurt (knock on wood) in a fall but it always hurts my mental state. That fear creeps in there and BAM the doubt comes.
I know I have to get back on and I know I have to ride the next day and probably the day after that.. leaving a gap in between rides never does any good- even if I am sore or my body hates me.
Eventually I get over it and am back at it again..
IMHO if you haven't fallen off- you aren't pushing yourself past where you are comfortable. Falls come in different waves- I like to take any little as possible :)
What are your thoughts on falling off?
Onto greener patures...
I rode Saturday- just a hack cause B and I went to my bff's barrel race.
Sunday Henry got turned out.
This morning he got turned out and I will do a hack after work.
Lesson tomorrow, turn out/hack Wed and Thur... idk Fri, Sat and Sun.