Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Neither here nor there
• Horses: 0
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.
Last edited by Tryst; 07-30-2013 at 09:21 PM.