I went to the barn this morning as usual, to turn the horses out and clean Lucy's stall. It rained for 48 hours straight so the horses were all inside Tuesday and Wednesday. The wind was quite strong today but the sun was out, so I decided to turn them all out.
As I always do, I started taking them out in pairs. The first pair to go was Dreamer and a boarder's horse, A. A is either very sensible or a total idiot. He is a sensitive flower of a horse and I think he woke up on the wrong side of his stall this morning. I had him in my left hand and Dreamer in my right hand. I walked them both down to the end of the barn and opened the door to go outside. I stepped foot out the door and Dreamer followed normally, but A got spooked by a tarp that was blowing in the wind to the left. He ran forward and sideways and knocked me to the ground, and then proceeded to literally run over me. I hit the ground so hard that my hat and glasses flew off my head. A stepped on my leg and kicked me in the back on his way through my personal bubble, and both horses got loose. I screamed for help and luckily, someone else was there this morning. He ran over and made sure I was ok and caught the horses, who had run about ten feet and then they immediately started contentedly eating grass...I guess that tarp isn't so scary when grass is in the picture.
I was so shaken and honestly a bit in shock. I thought at first I had been kicked in the head but now I think I just hit the ground without catching my fall because I was trying to hold onto the stupid horses. I have bruises all over my body, and I ripped my expensive dress pants that I was supposed to wear to a big seminar at work today. I had to go home and change before going to work. I cut my knee and the inside of my left thigh clearly has a horse hoof-shaped bruise brewing. I feel a bit concussed but I went to work and had a productive day.
Oh I almost forgot, when I gathered myself and finished putting the rest of the horses out, another horse (who has a history of being an idiot, so I took him out by himself this morning) spooked into me and stepped on my foot.
This is really, really not my week!!