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  1. #1
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    Jun. 15, 2002
    Orlando, FL

    Thumbs down kicked today...

    What a wonderful day, or it was till I got kicked. I was trying to take off a horses sheet which I do everyday and he was a little edgy today. So I was telling him he is okay and went to undo the back belly strap and wham. He cow kicked out and got me right in the knee. Thankfully it wasn't full blown and besides a little bruising and swelling I am fine. I am not sure what the issue was. Yesterday when I went to check under his blanket to see if he was too hot he was kinda funny, but didn't try to kick. I took his first layer off this morning without issue. The only thing I can think of which I guess was stupid of me was I threw him his lunch and was then trying to take his sheet off. I had done it with all the horses prior to this without issue. I think he just want to get to his lunch and maybe felt like I was blocking him from it. I have certainly removed and blanketed him while he was eating before.

    Ugg who knows. I guess no matter what a horse should stand to get their sheet or blanket removed or put on. From now on I will just put a halter, which yes yes I should have been doing in the first place, on him when blanketing or unblanketing him. He usually is a pretty sweet horse.

    Definitely makes you realize what horses are capable of and how dangerous something as simple as blanketing can turn.
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  2. #2
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    Feb. 12, 2010
    Boston MA


    Glad you're ok. Very scary.

  3. #3
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    Feb. 17, 2000


    Hope you feel better!

  4. #4
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    Feb. 23, 2008


    Do be strict about it, because some horses, once they've got you one time will start to try it more often, especially around food.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul. 31, 2007


    I hope you kicked him back!

    I don't care what's going on or why, a horse never gets to kick. If he asks, it's best to answer swift and sure.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun. 10, 2001

    Default could it be static?

    i had a horse once flip out on me on cross ties due to static when taking the sheet off. after that he was v. cautious whenever you took the sheet off, expecting the static at any moment.
    Last edited by marta; Feb. 16, 2010 at 10:02 AM.
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  7. #7
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    Jul. 31, 2006


    So sorry Beethoven. Hope you're not too sore today.
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  8. #8
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    Jul. 30, 2005


    That sucks. Hope you're not too sore and horsey is minding his manners today!
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