Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Learned from my Mistake


   I didn't know if I wanted to write about this or not. But in life I think we need to remember the bad with the good and learn from our experiences. I learned from this one.
   See my horse and that tree. To the right of that tree I almost had a tragedy but instead I saw God's protection.
  My granddaughter and I went out to feed the horses apples late in the evening. We had a horse on each side and was feeding them one  by one. Suddenly my horse that I love so much, wheeled around and kicked us square with both feet. My granddaughter right in the middle of it. I can't stand to think of it. The only thing that happen to her was a scrape across her neck from the hoof.  The only cut on that baby. Thank you Lord.
  The horse got me with both feet. She caught me in the thigh inches from my knee and upper arm right about the elbow. There is black and blue goose eggs on my arm and leg and also a half moon cut on my forehead from a hoof. But I am okay. It knocked me back into the water and I went under. I came up thinking where is my baby? She was standing and crying and that was a good sight. So hard to think of. She even quit crying when she saw me with blood on my forehead and starting saying, "Meme are you okay?" So we limped, and dripped and squished our way back to the house. She said, "Meme, I am glad I ducked down".
    What did I learn? I posted the story on a horse forum that I am a member of. The answers--don't ever walk out in a pasture with food to hand feed. Don't ever take a child out there among horses. We were taking food away from an alpha mare. They aren't pets. They think like horses. You don't have to hit me in the head twice. I learned my lesson.

"Indeed he was ill and almost died. But God had mercy on him and not only on him but also on me to spare me sorrow upon sorrow." Phil. 2:27
 Thank you Lord for sparing me sorrow upon sorrow.

1 comment:

  1. I just found your blog and it is such a pleasure to read. Your connection to your horses, family, the land and nature around you is wonderful. It brings back so many memories of the hours I used to ride my horse years ago.

    With the internet (especially the Fugly blog) I have learned how much could have gone wrong. Most of the time I did do things right -- I was very blessed to have a very healthy and sound horse. However I used to ride alone through trails hours away from my house without a hardhat -- jumping solid stone walls, downed trees etc. etc. How stupid of me.

    How scary for you and your granddaughter -- thank goodness you are fine -- your story may prevent someone else from getting hurt -- because until I read it I would have done the same thing myself without a second thought.

    Jewelee from CT

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