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post #1 of 47 Old 05-09-2012, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Worst Places You've Been Kicked

Please share the worst place you've been kicked & why it happened/what you were doing at the time.
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post #2 of 47 Old 05-09-2012, 07:57 AM
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Double barrelled shoulder and face. My horse at the time was the sort of horse that NEEDS leadership, he would get aggressive if he didn't have really strict boundaries. And I didn't know enough to know that, so I didn't set really strict boundaries. I was leading him, he wouldn't turn away from me, so I whacked him with the rope and he turned and WHACK.

And then with the little grey Welshie I used to have, not long after I got him he was being a real pest so I got off and started giving him what-for. I didn't know enough to see the signs, so he lined me up and kicked me square in the chest right over my heart. I was very lucky, had I been any closer or any farther away I would have been in big trouble.

Only two times I've been properly kicked and both were in bad spots... I don't intend to ever get kicked again! I have been clouted across the thighs by my filly when she was being "bitchy boss mare" but I don't count that, it's not a real kick if you're not even bruised. Both times I have been properly kicked I was knocked flat. That REALLY hurts!

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In the head and jaw. In the lower back.

I think I was 6 and went running behind a pony mare to see her foal. WHAM she nailed me in the head and jaw. Concussion and some stitches. I had a lump on the side of my head and face for over 2 months. ( I got grounded from the barn for over 6 months because I didn't listen to my Mom and got kicked.

The lower back ties with the face and jaw for worst injury. I was going behind my mare to pick the feet on the other side, dropped my hoof pick, bent down to get it, stood up, and that is all I remember til 2 days later in the hospital. I injured my spine in 2 places, where her hoof connected, and where I went flying head first into the side of the barn.

I don't tolerate a kicky horse anymore PERIOD.

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post #4 of 47 Old 05-09-2012, 08:23 AM
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Right in the pelvis (lower) because little miss Foal was being very naughty. Was working on leading her and since everyone let her get away with being led etc. she decided to pop me a good one and attempt to rear and buck around. Yeah, no. Put a stop to that one pony parade. But it suuure hurt.. never will let my guard down again!

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post #5 of 47 Old 05-09-2012, 08:29 AM
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Side of my knee, twice. I was at a ride and my horse was tied to my trailer looking at other horses in the distance. It was at dusk and I came over the front tongue of the trailer after putting away her tack to start brushing her. I ended up spooking her and she nail me twice. I yelled and she looked at me like oh I'm sorry mom, I was looking at the horses over there! My knee was bruised up and it now cracks when I walk. Maybe I should have got exrays.
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post #6 of 47 Old 05-09-2012, 09:13 AM
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Face. Broke my jaw in two places and had to drink through a straw for three months.

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Face here, too...broke my cheekbone and the bone around my eye. I can't remember anything that hurt worse or for a longer period of time.

My fault, though - he is a *****cat. I was in the mare motel with my stallion at night, backed up and tripped over a tire (I use them to put feedpans in), and fell into his back legs - he just kicked instinctiely...luckily the blow was a glancing one or I would either be croaked off or look like Quasi Modo...
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post #9 of 47 Old 05-09-2012, 09:42 AM
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I had a very close call several years ago with an idiot yearling whose attitude had not changed one bit with being gelded. He was constantly challenging and I would never back down and would put him in his place. I was the only one working with the pain. Well, one day he made a very solid attempt to get me, missed by an inch and struck the wall of the stall very hard. If he had gotten me, it would have been my gut and just two days after I had a positive pregnancy test. He missed and I have a beautiful seven year old daughter.

I had one kick that still mystifies me. I was leading a three year old gelding (Icelandic cross that stood 13hh) in a sandy arena. I am 5'9" and he managed to kick my back while I was leading him at a trot next to his shoulder. Flexible little guy, would have loved to have seen it and not felt it LOL
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post #10 of 47 Old 05-09-2012, 09:42 AM
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Oh forgot to say what happened lol. It was my fault - I led my mare through a gate, and instead of turning her back to face me before I let her go, I just slipped the lead off as she walked through beside me. She jumped away and double-barreled me.

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