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post #11 of 18 Old 09-06-2015, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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LOL! Probably not. Well, we did you some good anyhow. You came for a moan, and you got it, and then you figured out it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been. And for one last, buck up it's not so bad, at least you're not allergic to bee & wasp stings. I'm so dang allergic that my tongue swells when I get bit by an ant. So, see? It could be a WHOLE LOT worse! Isn't that cheery?
Exactly! Positively cheery! Husband is getting suspicious about all the typing and smiling :)

I was worried about being allergic, the last time I was stung was 35 years ago. That's what you get when you put a city girl on a horse, moaning about a silly little sting :)
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Exactly! Positively cheery! Husband is getting suspicious about all the typing and smiling :)

I was worried about being allergic, the last time I was stung was 35 years ago. That's what you get when you put a city girl on a horse, moaning about a silly little sting :)
LOL! It's good for him to wonder!
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I'm so dang allergic that my tongue swells when I get bit by an ant.
ANTS bite?!

See - city girl
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post #14 of 18 Old 09-06-2015, 07:19 PM
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I was on a picnic drive with my Percheron mare and she was acting very fractious so we decided to make her be at the end of the line....when we finally got to the estate we were stopping at mid drive, the leader asked how bad the hornets were. I blinked and asked, "What hornets?!" They apparently went through a nest of hornets who were very put out and went after the first 3 or 4 carriages at the beginning of the line, those were the 4 in hand!

Later, I asked what one does when riding or driving...the response was go quick, keep your head and DO NOT stop for anything.

I had the same mare step in a nest of hornets in an old old pile of hay, they swarmed her and she went through my fence in 3 places, colicked badly, almost foundered and was a very expensive lesson to keep old hay thrown away.
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I was on a picnic drive with my Percheron mare and she was acting very fractious so we decided to make her be at the end of the line....when we finally got to the estate we were stopping at mid drive, the leader asked how bad the hornets were. I blinked and asked, "What hornets?!" They apparently went through a nest of hornets who were very put out and went after the first 3 or 4 carriages at the beginning of the line, those were the 4 in hand!

Later, I asked what one does when riding or driving...the response was go quick, keep your head and DO NOT stop for anything.

I had the same mare step in a nest of hornets in an old old pile of hay, they swarmed her and she went through my fence in 3 places, colicked badly, almost foundered and was a very expensive lesson to keep old hay thrown away.
Poor thing. I wonder if such an experience would make a horse more skittish?
Would she connect me, as the rider at the time, with pain? I just had this picture in my head of putting leg on and trapping a wasp between me and the horse. Well, at the very least it would make it more responsive to leg aids in future. Ugh, I think I need to stop coming up with all the possible scenarios....
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Smoke was a bit "up" when a buzzing insect flew around her head but has since forgotten it so all is well. Try not to worry too much, we riders can drive ourselves batty with what if's and could be's....
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I was thrown/jumped from my horse a few weeks back when she was stung while we were riding in my pasture. Totally scary moment in my life. She is totally mellow but started galloping and then bucked slightly 2x and off I went. She stepped on me trying to get away. I had deep bruises on my thigh, hip and ribs. I have been on her every day since then but have not gone back to the end of our pasture.
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post #18 of 18 Old 09-09-2015, 10:39 AM
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I just thought of that possibility now - and I don't feel the sting anymore due to the knot in my chest :)

How would it sting the horse through the hoof? Sorry if it's a stupid question, I'm very green.
Many years ago I took a bunch of young kids out on a trail ride. The horse directly behind me must have gone a bit to the side of the trail and stepped into a nest. I quickly told the kids to hang on and we trotted past the area. None of the kids were stung or the other horses but the poor old gelding that stepped in the nest had at least twenty welts on his chest, belly, and neck.
I wouldn't have blamed him in the slightest if he had dumped the kid and took off, but he stood fast and did his job.
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