Ain’t No Thang
📸 by @raerenna

The resilience of this onaqui colt after sustaining a wild mustang kick (possibly a bite) to the chest is to be commended.

The young horse doesn’t even look fazed, although the large open wound he’s sporting tells a different story.

Because I would assume that no one walks around with testing equipment looking to eat a horse hoof to the chest, the actual speed and psi of one of those nasty hind-leg kicks is hard to determine.

The best info I could find is anecdotal, so heres goes: for speed, the range is between 45 and 70mph (72 – 112km) and for force it also ranges, between 1000 and 2100 psi.

Now, if you can imagine taking a 70mph kick to the chest or head, it’s easy to see why they can be fatal for humans and horses alike.

I’m inclined to go with a kick or even multiple kicks to the chest as the cause of this, maybe not full force kicks though, more of a glancing blow.

Whatever actually happened, he took it like a champ



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