Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: State of Confusion (SC)
I don't think that's so. My horse did something very similar (although it was my husband's fault, the horse didn't spook.) but all that happened was that the nail on my index finger turned black. I can't remember if I lost the nail or if it just turned black and then grew out, but I do know that I got a lot of questions on our anniversary cruise! LOL If he had closed his jaw completely, I'm sure my finger would have looked like the op's.
I think horses have great control over their mouth's. If they didn't and they bit, we'd all have chunks taken out of us each time. We all know there's a huge difference between a nip and a flesh gouging bite. (Although neither one is to be tolerated.)
I'm not a complete idiot--there are parts missing!
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