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post #1 of 7 Old 07-09-2013, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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So mad I could spit! So proud I could...

Cry!

Today was toe job day. 95 degrees in the shade, 70% humidity plus. NOT a day I wanted to mess with the horses at noon.

Went out and put the horses in the small paddock, haltered them easily and waited for my farrier. I decided to fiddle with Rick, so I opened the gate to lead him out... My mare got a wild hair and decided to LUNGE between Rick and the gate post (1/2 a foot space) as we were half way out. She was at least 5 feet away, and has NEVER done this.

I was STUPID and tried to grab her halter but she banged into the gate post which shot her whole 1,500 lbs of muscle towards me. She hit me straight on and I ate dirt!

My mare and other gelding took off and started charging around the yard like a couple lunatics... My sweet sweet boy Rick didn't BUDGE!
I nearly had the breath knocked out of me and wasn't really paying attention, he had stood his ground and was looking at me like "Why you down there?" I had managed to keep ahold of him when I fell, DIRECTLY in front of him!

Instead of him pulling back or acting like the other two loons he stuck right to my side looking at them like "Lady, you know they shouldn't be doin that, right?"

I had their feed in buckets in the barn for AFTER the trim, grabbed it, shook and they came running. But only seconds in time to stop Cowboy from taking a dip in my kids huge pool! I knew the look, he was 1/2 way in his hop when he turned instead and came running!

After this Rick deserves a gold star for being good horse of the month!
(I get an F in horsemanship for underestimating that wild look in my mare's eye before she leaped.)

My hands are still shaking. But despite the drama they behaved beautifully for my farrier. Stupid mare even stood still when a wasp tried to sting her on her back. Kinda wished it had!

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-09-2013, 03:38 PM
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Oh goodness! I'm glad you were ok though, could've ended worse for sure.
And yay for Rick! What a great horse he was during it all :)
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-09-2013, 03:39 PM
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hope you are only bruised and will heal soon.. Had to laugh, been there before, even with my dumb dogs, they will come running and body block a person. Hurts like hell to hit the ground.
I had one horse come running up in a pasture that was muddy,he slid into me . I thought I would die. he broke a calcium deposit off my hip , I limped around for a month
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-09-2013, 04:18 PM
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My husband thought he had so much control he could turn a wild horse loose in an alleyway and TELL it to go back to the pasture when I was leading two other horses up from the back 40. One well placed spin and kick and I was slammed into the the tree behind and to the left with both horse I was leading looking at me like WAHHHH??? was that? You OK? Points for the horses I had in tow and a tongue lashing for DH when I could stand straight and catch my breath. Kudos to Rick. Hope you aren't too badly bruised or shaken.
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-09-2013, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Oy QtrBel, scary!

Now that the adrenaline has worn off I think I have a sprained wrist and wrenched knee. Could have been much much worse.

Funny because last night I was talking to DH (again) about selling Rick soon... Not after today!
(Tonight the discussion will be about Dash... Which is HIS horse!)
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You can get a lot further with a ladder than you can with crutches!!
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-09-2013, 10:26 PM
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Oy QtrBel, scary!

Funny because last night I was talking to DH (again) about selling Rick soon... Not after today!
(Tonight the discussion will be about Dash... Which is HIS horse!)
Now see, this is the thought I had when reading your first post....
Poor Rick is really the angel but the others set him up to take the blame for everything.
I'm betting the grey horse shouts: "Rick pushed me!" whenever he comes in covered in mud.
(Who needs a silly spotted Appy anyway!)

Sorry about your wrist and knee...just what you needed right before canning season.
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-09-2013, 10:32 PM
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Oh geez, glad your okay, for the most part!
Sneaky ponies....
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