This horse may simply take any punishment as a challenge and respond to it with a more forceful, more targeted kick. It's No Fun. When we put them in stalls, we constrain that natural behavior, which can result in the horse’s expressing frustration in a variety of ways—some crib or chew, some weave, and some may stamp to express frustration. The Doc did a sort of flexion test, said it wasn't broken, and told me to elevate and apply ice packs (I'd been doing this anyway). It took ages for the bruising to fade though. If you get kicked in the shin or whack your forearm bone on a counter top, it's just skin and bone, so just bruising of bone (and … This old saying is probably based on the belief that white hooves are weaker than dark and your white-footed horse is prone to unsoundness due to wear and cracks. The saying is reversed in one version. As you said in point #3 – seat, then leg, then rein – the reins ‘contain’ the energy the same way they contain the bend. I was accidentally kicked by my horse (he was trying to kick the donkey and I got in the way!). Hooves are a relatively small surface area of a very hard bone-like substance, and when they hit with force, they can break bones. I've been kicked by a horse in the thigh, not even particularly hard, and I had a bruise the size of a plate. After it I smacked her for misbehaving. However, if I push on that area, I get a strong burning sensation. I went to A&E a week after being kicked in the thigh but only cos the people at work kept on at me as my leg was black and twice its normal size. The day before I made my first lease payment, Pixie kicked me in the thigh (more on that later) I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve regressed, a little bit. Another kicking motion is known as the "cow kick," which is a strike forward with the hind leg usually aimed at someone standing alongside the horse at the rib cage. I got kicked by a horse tonight. Getting kicked in the head will leave you dead, brain damaged or very, very lucky if you got away with only one hell of a headache. Got kicked on the upper thigh (in the front) by a horse galloping by me in the field- Was out catching my mare and this horse got a case of the ass and took off, ran by me and BAM! Which leads me to the most troubling of kickers: the aggressive horse who has kicked to get his way for years. Most horses kick by lifting the hind legs forward and kicking back in a sideways motion. The horse kicked me and broke my rib. This is a fight you cannot win and one that puts you and other people in danger. In just over a year (February 2009) I will be the proud owner of a beautiful horse named Picture Perfect. The form of the kick varies with the size and conformation of the horse. A week later, the impact area has a hard bump and the skin is numb. I have. I started a “lease to own” program with Pixie!!! Or, one, buy me, Two, try me, Three, shy me, Four, fly me. My hips and back are sore too. If you get kicked in the thigh by a horse, you have massive muscle bruising -and- bone bruise. I tried to pick the dirt out the feet of a little grey welsh pony and touched her leg and she lashed out in a twisty kick but luckily she only got me on the leg with her hock but it still hurt! A horse that is kicked soon becomes resistant and tunes out the rider – or becomes overly reactive to the touch of the rider’s legs. That’s pretty harsh! I can walk on it, but it is starting to stiffen up. It hurts to sit because my leg flattens out and it hurts to lift my leg up sideways. He kicked me on my left thigh, but on the side by the "saddlebags". I have a lump in my thigh and the bruising goes from just above the knw and around to the top of the tibia. level 2. Hit me so hard it picked me up and threw me back (I was about 14 at the time). Ever Get Kicked By A Horse? Back to the October surprise. I got up, dusted myself off, and climbed back up on the horse. 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