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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My second brush with death in 4 days ...no I'm not kidding.

Well I waited a while again.  I'm so sorry.  I have been so busy, and i will explain soon.

A while back, I told you about Honey (our horse).  When I bought Honey she was the only horse in our pasture.  Back in June my mom bought 2 more horses..Shadow and Misty.  Toward the end of July, my step brother bought Gypsy.  Well when Shadow and Misty came there were really no issues.  No real fighting.  I will assume that the reason was that Honey was so excited that she had company that she didn't want to fight..and Misty and Shadow came from the same home.

Well...here is what happened....

Gypsy came to the group and they were not accepting her.  So when I stopped by that Monday I wasn't feeling well (I will explain that later).  I was trying to hurry, my cell phone was dead, my cousin (who lives at the pasture) wasn't home, my step dad had surgery so my mom was in the country taking care of him, and my step brother was on vacation...so I had to feed the horses.  Not feeling well, I thought I will go ahead by there and then go home and lay down.

I don't know why I did this, but I fixed 3 feeding buckets and took them into the barn..since the 3 were not being friendly to Gypsy I decided to take her food out to her in the pasture. (I know not a very smart move) and I didn't lock the others up (even more stupid). 

I was standing there with Gypsy..minding my own business (that means not paying attention).  I was holding a small bowl with Gypsy's food in it, petting her and talking to her when I thought I heard something.  That something was Shadow running at us.

I couldn't move because when I tried Gypsy had moved and was standing where I went to step and Shadow plowed right into me.  I'm pretty sure I flipped over Gypsy's back.  Both of my shoes came off my feet and I had a mouth full of horse feed and dirt.  The scariest part was when I was trying to get off the ground all I could see was horse feet and butts. I couldn't feel my teeth and I was scared out of my mind. 

My first thought was "Oh my God my TEETH!!"  I thought that I was spitting my teeth out because my mouth was hurting and I was spitting out the horse feed.  So I got my shoes and made it to the truck to look in the mirror.  ALL THERE!!!  Thank GOD!

But I couldn't open the truck door, and I had a huge knot on my wrist.  I don't really know how I managed to drive to the office and call for help.  I was a basket case, I was scared, hurting and I knew that I had just been ran over by a 1200 pound animal.  And the two were fighting around me lying on the ground!  It is a wonder I wasn't trampled, injured really bad or killed.  I don't know why but I know that Gods hands were protecting me that day, I walked out of that pasture with nothing more than a broken wrist and a few sore muscles (okay a lot of sore muscles...but I cut a flip over a horse, and was run over by another horse..soreness is expected). 

So there you have it.  That is the 2nd time in 4 days that I escaped either death or serious injury.

I will try to get back in a couple of days (probably on Thursday) to explain the first escape.

Have a great Hump day tomorrow!!


Jessica said...

That's amazing that you managed to get out, relatively unharmed. I'm glad to hear that you are okay. Please do keep us posted.

Brandi said...

Oh my word!!! Seriously, I was on the edge of my seat reading this. SO SCARY! Glad you are okay!

My MIL was thrown from her horse a couple days ago. I don't know exactly how it happened, but she posted pics on FB of her arm. I guess when she was thrown, she landed on a fence. Her arm isn't broken, but it looks horrific.

I hope your wrist heals quickly and doesn't cause you too much pain. Take care!

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh.

Oh my gosh.

Oh my gosh.

Totally worried as I sat here and read this and tried to keep from freaking out (I figured if you were typing this, you at least had survived!)

I learned early that you can NEVER expect horses to be their usual sweet selves when there is food and a hierarchy involved. They sometimes forget all about the person that they love and can badly injure them (or worse) when they get into little spats.

I am SO glad you are okay. It is hard when horses do not get along. There is nothing better than a drama-free alpha.

I hope things are better now and that you are healing fast!