5 Reasons People Become Afraid to Ride

1. The horse they are riding is unsuitable for them in temperament or training.
2. They are asked to work beyond their capability or level of training.
3. They rode as a child and then returned to riding as an adult after an extended break or they began riding as an adult.
4. They have an accident and are afraid it will happen again.
5. They are financially responsible and worry that if they get hurt they might not be able to meet their obligations, or they fear that if they sustain an injury it might be difficult to recover from it.