July 4th started on a good note. Steph's boyfriend Greg came over to spend the day. We had lunch and watched a little tv then the kids went outside. Steph wanted to get Dakota out of the pasture for a little exercise plus she loves when Jones acts so silly.
Dakota come hooooooooooooooommmmmeeeeeee!
Jones ran and ran nickering to her studmuffin. Steph decided to take him to the front pasture to release him, then he could run up and see his girl. She didn't anticipate his excitement though. As she led him into the pasture he decided to take off kicking up his heels with glee. He accidentally kicked her on the side of her left knee. Greg rushed down to see about her as I removed the lead rope from Dakota. Then I ran up to the driveway, drove my car down and Greg scooped her up. We took her in the house and immediately applied an ice pack. The swelling was getting worse so we took her to the emergency room.
After literally hours of waiting and x-rays it was determined no broken bones, just really bad bruising.
Rest, leg up and crutches for a couple of days are in order for her. Thank God it wasn't worse.