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    07-30-2013, 04:37 PM
Thank you for your response. I just don't understand, if you were a horse lover, you had such issues years later....I do hope you can get over them. If not, you may wish to reconsider and stay away from horses.
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    07-30-2013, 04:40 PM
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Where was that article from? The National Enquirer or the Star?

Rabies doesn't incubate that long, and if you have PTSD it wasn't because something happened when you were 10 years old. You may be fixated on that one thing as the cause, but it's not. I hope you're in therapy if you're really as mentally ill as you claim.

25 yrs after dog bite, man gets, dies of rabies - Times Of India
    07-30-2013, 04:59 PM
Stay away from google. You had a horse bite you because it was choosing that way to interact with the animal you were riding. You had sweats on, the sweats weren't torn and horses aren't generally slobbery when they bite. You don't have rabies, nor were you exposed. It is rare for a horse to be rabid. Most are vaccinated same as we are for with DTap just because you never know. Studies show that one vax can last up to 10 years when titers are pulled so even if it wasn't current chances are that horse was covered. You can ask for a test to see if you are harboring it if I am not mistaken as the antibodies would be present. Animals have a very short incubation and the horse would have died soon after if it would have had it. People have an incubation period from 2 to 8 weeks, rarely will it go from 10 days to 2 years.
Have there been cases that it has settled in the skeletal or muscle system and not presented sure but those are like saying that You'll die from a space shuttle accident when you aren't an astronaut. Could it happen absolutely some big hunk of debris from a past flight could be orbiting the earth just waiting to fall on your head. Likelihood it will happen close enough to none that you would say NONE. I'm sorry you were bitten. My child was bitten, was it two weeks ago? I think so by a horse another child could not keep in line and the mare walked up next to his horse and reached out and bit the crap out of him. It happens. Rabies is the last thing on our minds....Get help for your OCD, get titers drawn if you have to or if no amount of reasoning and logical thinking brings you to the conclusion that you DO NOT have rabies.
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    07-30-2013, 05:10 PM
You really had to dig for that, didn't you? You WANT to be right, apparently.

You don't have rabies. You never had rabies, and neither did the horse who bit you.

If any of this ever really happened, that is. Which I'm beginning to strongly doubt.
    07-30-2013, 05:16 PM
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
You really had to dig for that, didn't you? You WANT to be right, apparently.

You don't have rabies. You never had rabies, and neither did the horse who bit you.

If any of this ever really happened, that is. Which I'm beginning to strongly doubt.

This is why I hesitated to believe she has or had PTSD....if she has these issues, then she has things she has to address. But how many of us have had horrible riding accidents, been bitten, kicked, knocked down, run over, broken bones and while were more aware or alert, or yes, more cautious, I have never heard of someone having PTSD from a bite.
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    07-30-2013, 05:22 PM
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    

You don't have rabies. You never had rabies, and neither did the horse who bit you.

You said that so well.
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    07-30-2013, 05:24 PM
Eh, when I was a teenager through my early 20's I'd replay over and over and over again in my head the bad things that happened to me. It actually made me sick. I mean, if you do that, things take on a special signifigance.

This individual may be simply having some issues, and redirecting onto the horse thing. I think that horses were a pretty "safe" nice (dare I say rainbow farting?) thing, and that illusion was ruined by the biting. I think she wants the illusion back to feel better about whatever else she is dealing with.

Don't discount the power of the mind to screw us over.
    07-30-2013, 06:03 PM
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
You really had to dig for that, didn't you? You WANT to be right, apparently.

You don't have rabies. You never had rabies, and neither did the horse who bit you.

If any of this ever really happened, that is. Which I'm beginning to strongly doubt.

I was 10 years old back then when this happened. I don't want to get rabies at all. I admit that I made it worse by researching and googling but this was the first time I was able to see a real horse. I didn't expect to get bitten nor did I want to, it just happened. At that time I didn't know horses would bite, no scratch that I didn't know horses that were allowed to be around kids would bite because I was a little kid back then. Different people react to different things differently and at that time I was a child and I never had previous bites to any animal before this incident because I never had any pets and I live in the city where the only animals that roam around are feral cats who are scared of people.
    07-30-2013, 09:57 PM
I have an amusing horse bite story for you. Maybe it will help put things in perspective a bit.

I was leaning against 2x4s, at the end of the barn. There was a mini in that paddock. I was talking to someone and was aware the mini was coming up behind me, but not aware of what was about to happen.

The mini is spoiled because he is cute, and is obnoxious.

So I am happy chatting, and I feel a good amount of sharp pain in my buttock. I scootch in a bit, and look around. My flexible and stretchable ass skin is still in the horses mouth. As it hurts, I just keep pulling away rather than go towards and open the horses mouth. I had no idea my rear end could stretch that much, it was like looking at a cartoon.

I had to sit on a pillow for about a week.

At the time it hurt, after that though, it was amusing. And I still have the mental image of my ass in my mind, crystal clear.
    07-30-2013, 10:19 PM
Dear Red Staryberry - I think it is good that you are trying to get over your phobia and understand horses more, but I would suggest that it would be in your best interest to enjoy horses at a distance because if you are this traumatized by a bite then I can't imagine how it would impact your life if you were injured again!

Horses bite, kick, strike, rear, buck, shy away, spin quickly, bump in to things, step on people. Etc. and this is not just bad horses this is all horses at times. Even VERY well trained horses still act like horses from time to time. They are a flight animal too and if something startles them they are prone to shy and head the other direction. If you are leading them when this happens they may bump in to you or step on you. If you are on their back it can cause you to fall off because they spin so quickly. Almost every person that has worked with horses for more than a short time has been injured by one at least slightly (which is what I would consider a bite). Truly they are large instinctual based animals, not some fairy tale magical animal.
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