I have been through years of psychotherapy and medications because of this incident I had with a horse.
Twelve years ago I went to this ranch in PA called Malibu Dude Ranch and that place was just awesome! I loved every minute of it except one part when I was on a horse and the horse next to me bit me hard on my knee. At first I never thought much of it but years later I am obsessing over it every day and night. Now I developed a strong fear for horses and I am desperately trying to get over this and become a horse lover again (which I was before getting bitten.)
I want to know if horses in these ranches give their horses rabies shots because they are exposed to the public and specifically children. I am still to this day trying to figure out why this horse bit me but in my mind the only thing that makes sense is that the horse was rabid. How common is rabies in horses and should I be worried?
Plus I want to go to a ranch in my state but I am scared to get bitten again. How often do horses bite and why?