05-09-2012, 08:57 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!