- Oct 31, 2011
i've had more then one horse kick me. i used to exercise race horses. an i kicked em back before i could think of it, a reflex action.My worst animal injury was not a bite, but a dairy cow kicked through the milk parlor stalls, me standing in the pit 3 foot lower, caught me full in the chest, knocked me the floor where i laid for the longest time just trying to breathe. I thought sure she had broken all my ribs, but as far as i know, none were broken.
i got a bit scared once, a filly, i was pulling her mane, [you use a comb, hold some hair an pull it out], i didnt have er fastened to a stall wall. she turned around an backed me up, with both back legs. she tapped me in the chest,with the left, an the right hoof hit the wall. the right hoof made a loud noise, but she pulled the left hoof. i felt it, but not like the impact on the wall.
i know she let me off from the full force she could hav done..
i got out of the stall, an when my heart stopped beating so fast, i when back in, fastened er to the wall, an when i pulled er mane, i give er a bit of grain. never had a problem, after that..