Thursday, May 7, 2009
Underwire is the BEST!
Not only is underwire the best invention ever to hold the girls where they belong, but I think it saved my life. Okay, so it didn't SAVE my life, but it sure did take the brute force of a hoof. Yesterday afternoon I went out to the barn to let out Pearl and her filly. Pearl always gets excited to go out in the pasture. We have a small isle way between the middle part of the barn and the stalls where Pearl likes to trot or lope down. Well, yesterday morning she went into the isle way and I opened the pasture gate and she came on down. But her filly didn't follow and turned and went the opposite way. So, Pearl was in the big pasture and the filly was in the barn still. Uhg........So, I had to go and get the filly and try to walk her back out to her mom. Pearl was not about to go back into the barn. Pearl just looked at me like, "Hey, you! Go get my baby!" I was in my good clothes and flip flops. So, I slowly walked back into the middle of the barn where the filly was pacing the fence. I caught her like I always do with one hand behind her and the other on her chest and I turned her around to walk towards the gate. She started to go and Pearl actually came back in the isle way. So, I let the filly go. The filly saw Pearl and went to run off and her hind left hoof kicked up and got me right in the sternum. I let out a big, "Ugh!!" sound. It was like being punched. It knocked the wind out of me. I wasn't able to move for a bit, until I caught my breath. I checked myself out and felt okay besides the fact that I felt like a 2x4 just hit me right in the middle of my chest. One thing I am grateful for is my underwire bra! The wire was bent, but I am pretty sure it helped a little in decreasing the blow. I wasn't too sore yesterday but today it is a little swollen and bruised. It's a bit sensitive to touch. But you know how much I walk around with my hand in the middle of my chest............yeah, so I don't notice the pain too much. It is sore to give my kids hugs. They squeeze me extra tight. But I feel fine other than that. I am really grateful that she doesn't buck very high. If so, I might have lost some teeth. Or if that hoof had hit me in the neck, OUCH. So, considering all things, I was pretty lucky. I am actually getting ready to go out and ride Ozzie. I missed riding him yesterday. The horse must feel like he is on vacation, getting days off during the week. Those pictures of Josephine were taken when she was a week old. She is a lot bigger now. I will have to take some pictures of her today. She is all filled out and looking very nice.