Not very nice of me to say so, but it was funny. Animals are animals, and at that age you should of know better before trying to touch some unknown one.
It didn't look like he was beat to blood though, and I can imagine it hurts. You could tell what's coming if you deal with horses all the time, but I bet it was an unpleasant surprise for someone with no experience. Lesson learned I guess.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass: it's about learning to dance in the rain..."
"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."
"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."