A bit of Farmgirl advice: never let a horse step on your foot!

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While I was saddling Pete, Nick stepped backwards and got me good. I yelled. It hurt. I had to excuse myself for a brief moment,but I finished saddling Pete and rode about 30 minutes anyway. As you can imagine, I was kind of glad when dark came.

I was relieved when I took off my boot and there was no blood … it’s a lot easier to handle when there’s no blood. Me and my ice pack became good friends until bedtime.  The upside?  At least he didn’t mar the paint job!

Careful in the barn, My Fellow Farmgirls! Always watch your toes.

Love and Farmgirl Hugs,

Kristy

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During a recent expedition to Southwestern Oklahoma, Nick spent a spell in a pen at a friends house.  Somehow, unbeknownst to us, Nick got a gash on his right shoulder.  Now, horses have a tendency to freak out every now and again.  It’s just what horses do.  You just hope they don’t hurt themselves … or you.  Well, Nick hurt himself.  I’ve posted pictures so you can see what a nasty gash it is, but if you have a weak stomach, I don’t suggest looking at them.  Horses heal from the inside out so the cut will stay open until it heals.  We are washing it out every morning and evening and putting medicine on it.  It’s actually looking a lot better.  I’m sure glad I get scabs!

Ok, I’m showing you the far away picture first.  We’ll work up to the gross stuff.

Closer …

Closer …

Pretty gross, huh?  These pictures were taken before we washed it out.  After the cut was cleaned it looked a lot better.  But if I showed you pictures of a clean cut … where’s the fun in that?  I’m glad God designed bodies of all kinds to heal.  His creations are simply magnificent, even if you have to go through the gross stuff to see it.

Love and Farmgirl Hugs,

Kristy