I had a BAD fall, my air speed saved my life
It happened......I fell off while showing in a jumper class, total rider error, I got ahead of my horse, he added an extra step and I jumped before he did. I landed in his landing spot and he twisted his body to miss me.....I love my horse. The thing is I whiplashed my neck and my head hit the groung HARD on the back. I knew as soon as it happened I wouldn't be getting up. The ambulance came, they put my on a back board, which I can say is NOT a pleasant expierence. My head hurt soooo much, a ct scan showed no bleeds or fractures thank God! The ER doc said I had a significant concussion. I was able to go home that night. It's now 1 1/2 weeks later and I'm feeling about 90 % pain free.
How do I get my confidence back? I'm of rider with 25 years expierence in the showring and now the thought of doing it again brings on panic. Is it over for me? I really didn't expect this to be the reason I stopped showing.
By the way my GPA did save my life.