So, for all that have been following my story, you know that my mare is an absolute sweetheart. She is not mare-ish at all, except she hasn't quite figured out that I'm in charge (but we are working on that). anyway, she was getting trimmed and shod yesterday, and she isn't perfect for the farrier but she's not horrible either! she got a little upset with the farrier working on her front left hoof and jerked it away from him (which she does not do often) and kicked me in the knee. There was still a nail sticking out so that got me a little bit too. Let me tell y'all, it HURT! I do not believe she kicked me on purpose, but was instead trying to get her hoof away from the farrier. but there was blood and bruising for sure! I never expected a little kick like that to pack such a punch! My knee has been cleaned and wrapped, no stitches needed. the cuts are mostly superficial. I am ok! I used this opportunity to show my younger sister the reason you do not walk behind a horse unless you touch it first to let it know you are back there. She is very good about being around my horse, but any opportunity to teach her I will take! this is being documented as a continuation of my horse adventures! thanks for reading and any advice you can give would be helpful. I pick her hooves almost every day and absolutely before and after every workout session, so I don't understand why she pulls away from the farrier!