My mare kicked me today, without warning, because of something we do every day. I was taking the saddle in to saddle her up, after sizing it up on the other side, and she kicked me, below the saddle I was holding, right on the side of the knee. She cow - kicked me. I put the saddle down quickly, and gave her a good, hard backhand on the shoulder, with a loud HEY. But, she just continued to eat, like nothing ever happened. And when I tried walking out of her stall, she raised her leg, so I slapped her again, and yelled, she put it down. Any ideas on why she kicked? We always do it from this side, she knew I was coming, it was the same saddle I have been putting on her for almost 6 months now, and I was talking and not moving fast.
I will post some pictures of the bruise after though I have to say though, it could have been a lot worse, she could have broken my leg, and left me sitting behind her, alone, since my parents are off voting.