Okay so it's a little embarrassing to admit this, but a couple of months ago I got kicked in the mouth by one of my mares. Knocked my teeth in and everything. My orthodontist said that if I didn't have my braces that I would be picking my teeth up off of the ground. Scary I know! It was totally my fault. Here's what happened.
It was about 9 am and I was out in the pasture with my Oldenburg mare, Willow. I was running around reenacting the beach scene in The Black Stallion ( It was stupid to do I know, but it was so much fun. Anyways...) I stopped and gave her a treat then went to run in a differant direction. Willow flipped around to start running around with me then kicked one leg up (in a excited "yey we're having fun" way) then popped me in the mouth. My teeth are fine now ( I had to get stiches on my tongue and the orthodontist had to push my teeth back into place) and I have certainly learned a lesson. If you play with a Horse like a friend, then you better expect to be treated like one! This was probably the stupidest thing I have ever done with a horse and I really regret it now.
What is your worst horse related injury? Please share.
The last two pictures are of after a day in the ER, orthodotist, and the Oral Surgon's offices.