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Today, my parents came to visit me at the ranch I work at. They're scared to death of horses, but I was explaining how they are almost completely harmless. I was showing them how to work around the horse without getting kicked. As they relaxed, the horse kicked me. I now have a broken leg. FML

by Owned / 03/25/2009 at 7:43pm / United States (California) / Health

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  • That sucks. Something similar happened to me once.
    I was in my playset, showing one of the neighborhood kids how safe and not scary it was up on the upper level and in the covered slide, when I got attacked by a hive of wasps who had made their home up there.

    #1 - On 03/26/2009 at 4:32am by treasa

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  • I own a horse and I can tell you that for the most part, they really are harmless, IF you know how to be safe and IF you know the horse. I can literally walk underneath my mare's belly to get from side to the other while grooming, but that of course is *stupid* behavior that I would NEVER try with any other horse. For the record, they can kick to the side and even slightly forward, so the OP probably wasn't even standing directly behind the horse that kicked her. The few times I've been kicked, its always been while standing next to a horse, not behind it.

    My sympathies to the OP though. Some horses are just miserable jerks (they're a lot like people really) and I've met a few of them. Getting kicked is no fun, although they rarely kick hard enough to do more than leave a bruise.

    #22 - On 03/26/2009 at 8:27pm by mylifesucks_alot

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