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Howburn Digger
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Re: The danger of horses
Aug 11, 2017, 12:57
I was once harrassed and pestered by a large arrogant pony in the Upper Tweed Valley (at Drumelzier Haugh) about five or six years back. Out of nowhere it ran up behind me and started head-butting me in the small of my back, between the shoulders and on the back of my head while it whinnied and made "hmmppphh!" noises. I tried turning round and shouting at it a few times but it merely thudded its nasty wee hooves from side to side violently and persisted in its behaviour.


I escaped from it by having to badly jump a burn, hurting my leg quite painfully on the shin (extensive bruising and lots of skinned flesh and bleeding). I was then met by a gang of stirks with noise, aggression and mayhem on their mind in the area I had crossed into. I ended up having to walk to the site between a nasty old barbed wire fence and a tumbledown drystane dyke with a crowd of thuggish stirks trying to head butt me through the fence.

It was a rubbish site visit and I've never been back.

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