I was out in my barn during a horrible storm as my TB had shown colickly symptoms earlier - I'd picked up some banamine from my vet but by the time I got back he seemed to be okay -
But I was worried so I was leaning on the aluminum gate to his run in stall, watching him carefully, oblivious to the bolts of lightening landing all over top of us - then WHAM!!!!
I found myself blown off the gate and sitting on my butt, wondering if I was still alive. I felt the powerful shock all through my body but didn't seem to be hurt.
I just sat there, for about 15 minutes, thinking, okay, did that just happen? Am I really okay?
This morning, I am fine except I have aching and tingling in my fingers where they were touching the gate. I guess the bolt hit either the barn or a nearby tree, and it travelled right through that gate to me. (Yeah, I should know better than to be holding something metal during such a storm!)
Also today I feel rather giddy & lucky - I guess it was some sort of electric shock therapy for my mood Don't ever play but think I shall go buy a lottery ticket
Did that ever happen to anyone else?