My mom grew up on a farm so I've heard these type of stories also. I guess she had some pretty close calls of almost getting kicked in the head by a horse....or a cow.Mike:
when I was a little kid my Father taught me about horses.......he rode a horse to school every day
"when you walk behind a horse.....stay close, put your hand on them and talk to them......that will keep you from startling them......might not keep you from getting kicked, but you won't get kicked in the head"
on occasion, I sit on moving horses.....i'm not a rider, only one in the family that isn't
some animals have mean streaks......just like peopleYikes! That's awful.
Not so surprised to hear this Noel. Beautiful creatures.....but sometimes stubborn and surly (so I hear....I haven't really been around horses too much but I have relatives that have).some animals have mean streaks......just like people
on the ranch my Father worked on as a kid there was a horse that would pin you in its stall and bite you.......
they fixed it.....it didn't want to bite anybody anymore......it went to the other side of the stall and stayed there
one of my maternal Great-Grandfathers was a farmer in Kansas.....bought a very nice horse......it had a bad habit, if you weren't paying attention and didn't have a good grip on the saddle horn, it would bolt......one of my relatives was lucky....he was only dragged ~100' before his foot came out of the stirrup......the previous owner neglected to mention that the horse had dragged 2 people to death.....
Great-Grandfather lost a lot of money that day......but it never hurt anybody again
oh, I've had my episodes with horses too......the 2 worst on the same day
the mare that was going to kick my girlfriend cleaning the stall.....all I had was a 4 tine hay fork, no, Mike I didn't stab the POS with the hay fork, I startled it by slamming the stall door and it saw me coming......but I was sure going to stab it if it kicked
and the mare's POS 2 year old unbroken colt that was startled by a bicycle 100 yards away......he made it to the wash rack.....my legs around his neck, my left arm around his nose and almost ripped his fucking ear off in the process
yup, he learned about being a POS and being in a wash rack too:naughty:
I was afraid he was going to start thrashing around and break something.....I got his chin on the ground.....and he went "you win" ears came up and he relaxed
left him tied for half an hour...... then went and talked to him, gave him treats, scratched his nose, rubbed the top of his head....... he'll remember that episode
before anybody gets their panties in a wad, 4 of the top ferriers in SoCal are close friends......you should hear them:naughty:
Mike;Not so surprised to hear this Noel. Beautiful creatures.....but sometimes stubborn and surly (so I hear....I haven't really been around horses too much but I have relatives that have).