Saturday, January 29, 2011

My first black eye

And Sir Aragon (aka Ari) gave it to me. What a nice boy. I was haltering him up, facing the right direction, doing everything right and wham! He decided to shake his head right when I swung the halter around his neck and his head smacked me right in the face...specifically my eye area. I'm pretty sure I recall seeing stars. I can't believe I'm going to show you these pictures. My hair is a mess and I have no makeup on but since we've all been close for awhile I feel like I can share anything!

This is the day it happened. The swelling took a couple of days to go down.

About a week later...

It's so funny to see people's reactions when they see a woman with a black eye. No one ever asks what happens either. Anyway, I still have the awful color but hopefully by this week I will have a normal eye!

14 comments:

lvroftiques said...

Oh my goodness! He sure gottcha! But you could also have lots of fun with this when people ask you about it and you can say "I got it while I was horsing around" *winks* Vanna

Anya said...

Oh..oh.. Michelle :(
I hope its better now ;(

I think it will be yellow first and than it will go away !!!!
Let other people think what they want
:P

Send you many hugs
and a kiss on your eye :))))))

Cuddle to Mocha Quincy & Emma
from Kareltje & Betsie

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Oh no...you poor girl. It made me think of the girl on the Bachelor last week who woke up with a black eye! She is beautiful, like you, and then had this terrible black and red under her eye.

btw...I love having a kitty in the cottage. Lily is the sweetest thing. ox

Oregon Equestrian said...

My story: When my mare refused a jump she screeched to a halt and I was still going forward as she raised her head. Long story short, my chin hit her poll and dislodged two teeth that required root canals.

My friend: She was cleaning her horse's feet. He swung his head around to assail a fly just as she looked up. The horse hit her in the face and she required a couple stitches for a split lip.

Lesson: Horses have hard heads. :-(

Enjoy your "social experiment" -- hope you heal quickly.

Lisa said...

OUCH!!!

Tracey said...

Oh, Michelle, I can't believe this happened. At least you werent' kicked... I'm sure it was a love tap for Ari.. not for you. Hope you are doing well.. and be careful will ya..lol! Have a good Monday..Tracey

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

horses are lightening fast. so glad the injury wasn't worse! i hit myself right before christmas years ago with my tennis racket and got a black eye. needless to say, i became very proficient with concealor and i hid it quite well. and yes, everyone is afraid it resulted from domestic violence so they look away...know the feeling! lol!

Chatelaine said...

Wow, that looks painful! I hope Ari apologized.

Glad to see the swelling went down.

Stay safe!

MJ said...

Wow! Sorry about your eye but sure glad it wasn't worse!!!

Connie Lou said...

omg! poor thing! glad that it is getting better. so true about walking around with a black eye...
get better, Connie

Debbie said...

Oh honey I am sure glad that's all it was!! You could have been much more seriously hurt!! I think you are still beautiful....with a black eye and NO makeup!! How brave of you though!! Quincy will be so soft up against that poor eye! I hope it heals very quickly! Did you try a tea bag?

Christine said...

Oh Michelle, I can so relate! Two weeks ago I fell bringing laundry into the bedroom to fold. Didn't see the corner of the carpet turned up (courtesy of my Corgi) and bam! Hit my head in 2 places (hardwood floor and chest of drawers), broke my hair clip and have a shiner that is pure black. My eye was swollen shut for over a week. When it finally opened, the white of the eye was blood red. Ice and I became really good friends! I agree, the reactions to a woman with a black eye are wild! People aren't quite sure what, if anything to say. Hope you heal quickly!

Miss Kitty said...

Greetings Michelle,

We are so sorry that this happened to you. We can only hope that you will recover very soon and we know that cannot be soon enough.

Warmest regards,
Miss Kitty and Egmont

Joy said...

Yeee-owww! You're probably all better by now. My brother's Quarter horse stepped on my baby toe once--- not fun! It didn't look at bad as your boo-boo, though.