Three years ago I had a accident and fell off a horse, a freak accident it was and she was a 17 hand Hanoverian, so it was a big fall. I don't remember much from it.
The stirrup leather was rotten and somehow I lost my balance after all these years of riding and I fell flat on my back, broke my pelvic and my helmet got cracked in one corner in the back. Although it took me 2 1/2 months to learn how to walk again, the helmet saved me from being in a worse off condition. I did lose my long term and short term memory and slowly working on getting that back.
It took me about a year and a half before I rode again didn't think twice about not ever riding again. I've been riding since I was 4 years old and it's my life and hobby.