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post #1 of 17 Old 01-21-2012, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
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I got trampled by my horse

Tonight was a bit wet out. It wasn't too cold so I was goin' to leave the boys in their blankets and feed them
In the pasture. I rent the pasture that adjoins to another pasture where my neighbor keeps her horse. Both pastures are theirs and they often turn their horse out in the pasture with my
Horses. I went to bring their horse back to the other pasture like I do every night, but something was different. He didn't require me to put his lead rope on, he followed my every step. He snorted as I coaxed him to go in the other pasture. As I was Walking away he began pacing which he never does. He ran around twice and then appeared to quit. I walked back over to Aidan who was against the fence waiting for dinner.
His blanket had come undone so I stood at the
Shoulder to redo the buckle. I had my back to the other pasture when I hear a loud BANG and I immediately knew the neighbors horse had broken through the fence. There was no time for me to move. The direction they were
Running was directly behind me. With me
And the fence blocking Aidan's spook he had no choice but to go over me.
It happened very quickly. I just remember thinking, please don't step on my head. He shoved me over like I wasn't even there and I felt his legs go over me. Just before it was over ifelt him step on my back. I was face down. I knew I was only in a little pain so nothing was Broken but I rushed home to have hubby check me over. I am quite sore but thankful nothing is broken. I ended up having to put the horses in their stalls since there was no fence to separate the horses.
So here I sit at 4'a.m. In pain and discomfort but I thank God that I'm ok. Things happen in a matter of seconds.
Be careful out there.
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post #2 of 17 Old 01-21-2012, 04:23 AM
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Ouch! Glad you are relatively ok!
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post #3 of 17 Old 01-21-2012, 04:31 AM
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Glad you are not seriously hurt, sadly when it comes to your safety over their own they are not really going to be thinking about you.

I had something similar happen to me.
I went out to just fill up my horses water trough one night, probably around midnight, and when my mare walked up I jumped over the fence to give her some loving. A few other horses were already up at this time but I thought nothing of it, I was stand in the corner kind of, my mare right side was in front of me the water trough was to my right and the fence was to my back. All of a suddun the crazy Arab I was letting a lady down the road keep at my place came running up from my left. He charged at my mare and she got closer to me and I had no where to go. I knew once he got even closer he was going to spin around and start kicking at us all, as soon as he started my mare dodged a kick that then came really close to my face. Thinking fast I wedged my self betweenvthe water trough and the fence and waited it out. I think I layer there for a good five mind before crawling out and leaving. I was very thankful for ky oddly shapped trough that day. I had to run home and change clothes before I could go back to work, I was on my break while working night shift.
Needless to say that horse was gone the next day. Now though I stay on the outside of the fence :) when going out to fill up their water, but with only a mare and a mini now I don't have to worry as much.
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post #4 of 17 Old 01-21-2012, 04:38 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. I'm happy to be ok too.
Sierrams- sounds scary. Glad you made it safely out of that.
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Seems when you have a bunch of horses in together the risk to your personal safety goes up. You may know how your own horse behaves, but you got others in there you must worry about. I've always owned my own acreage so I have never had to be too cautious in the paddocks/pastures, my horses always knew not to mess with the one who feeds them. My current boys are so conscientious about being careful around humans, they deserve some sort of safety seal of approval!
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post #6 of 17 Old 01-21-2012, 08:30 AM
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Anything can happen with horses, no matter how well behaved they are trained to be. When I had mine boarded, a few years ago now, I never worried about my own horse's behavior, but my paranoia level was through the roof over the 20+ other horses in the pasture with him. That herd mentality is a powerful thing.

Sending healing vibes your way!
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post #7 of 17 Old 01-21-2012, 08:34 AM
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We had a child die here a few years back.
Her parents let her feed loose field horses, alone.
When she never returned, her father went to check and they found her with her skull crushed.
I felt so bad for her family.

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post #8 of 17 Old 01-21-2012, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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It was an unfortunate event but nothing I could have prepared for, nor do I blame my horse. I groom my horses at liberty often and fixing the blanket was just part of my daily routine. The horse that broke the fence is usually very content being alone but he was worked up over something last night.
I am only feeling sore this morning and I know it could have been far worse.
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Wow! Scary!!!Hope you recover soon! Glad you didnt get seriously hurt though!!!
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post #10 of 17 Old 01-21-2012, 12:04 PM
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Feel better soon!

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