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30 July 2018 @ 11:01 am
Neigh? Naaaay! /o\  
File this under "unbelievable," except it actually happened...

HalfshellHusband was hit by a horse while bicycling on Saturday.

Yes, really. A group of people were riding their horses on the bike-trail pavement (horses are only allowed on the dirt trails at that point). HSH went wayyyy to the side and biked past them, and one of the horses spooked and ran into him. Knocked him off his bike and into a faceplant on the dirt. :(

And then the group of riders immediately blamed him for it, claiming that horses have the right of way!

No, no they don't. Only across the bridges where there IS no dirt trail. But otherwise, NO.

HSH was infuriated, which is pretty rare for him. Luckily, he only got some bad road-rash on his face and shoulder, and a few scrapes elsewhere, but no broken bones. Do I have to tell you what a miracle that is?

Just... HOW? \o?

Kizzyxo_kizzy_xo on July 31st, 2018 11:28 am (UTC)
How scary for both of you! I'm so happy he's relatively OK ❤️
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on July 31st, 2018 05:12 pm (UTC)
Me too! He's broken a lot of bones over the years, and we're almost at the 1-year point since the last one.

The horrible period where he had 3 major recuperations in 2 years...

I think of how much worse that could have been beyond broken bones, and feel even luckier. But how UNlucky that it happened to him at all!
passing_through: books hairpassing_through on August 1st, 2018 03:15 am (UTC)
That's terrifying! Horses scare me because they are so big and strong. I'm sorry he got road-rash. It's amazing he didn't have any broken bones. Horses are big!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 1st, 2018 05:56 am (UTC)
They make me nervous, too-- they're huge and unpredictable!

Really, a horse weighs about half of what a car does. That's a BIG wallop to have hit you. :O
bleodsweanbleodswean on August 1st, 2018 03:50 pm (UTC)
Poor G! That was a close one. Glad it was relatively minor. I had no idea they allowed horses on the bike trail over there. I used to ride that every morning to CSUS. A three mile ride but some mornings it seemed like 30! lol
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 1st, 2018 05:42 pm (UTC)
He was so UNlucky that it happened, but given that it did, so lucky that he didn't break any bones-- or worse. :O

Horses are not actually allowed ON the bike trail. There are a ton of dirt trails for them, many parallel to the pavement. That's where they're supposed to be.

But it's kind of like trying to get people to honor the rules like, 'Joggers and strollers use left shoulder." Everyone thinks it's all-purpose pavement, so you have people walking with their baby strollers into oncoming bike traffic (!!) or walking five-abreast across the width of the pavement...