“Back in the saddle” isn’t just a cliche or a metaphor. For Crissi McDonald, it’s where she’s spent four decades of her life. After a serious accident with her horse, getting back into the saddle was a challenge she wasn’t sure she would be able to meet.
Waking up in the hospital after the accident, she listens as doctors tell her that a small bleed in her brain has stopped and that she’s dodged brain surgery.
As the news sinks in, she realizes the facade of her confidence has crumbled. She’s at a crossroads: either find ways to overcome the fear that now engulfs her, or give up on horses.
Adrift in uncertainty and pain, Crissi discovers that confidence unchallenged is a fragile notion, and that strength can be found in the rebuilding of it. She confronts the reality that is she wants to get back to what she most loves doing, she must make the room of her fears smaller.
Continuing The Ride chronicles the lessons she learned and the horses who helped return her to the life she loves. Whether you are looking for ways to build your own confidence or just a good horse story, you’ll find something satisfying in this account of healing inside and out–and how to get back up after falling down.