So yeah. My horse is the asshole in the pasture. Sigh!! I'm so embarrassed -- but at the same time, it's not like I trained him to beat the crap out of other horses or am saying "oh no, it couldn't be Pookie's fault! He's an angel!" I mean, he IS an angel ... to me, and when in his own area. ;) Sounds like he probably deserved and provoked the kick that hurt him, though I'll argue that I didn't deserve the heartache and wallet ache! Heh.
Anyway, for the meantime, he's back in Folsom Prison for aggravated assault. As soon as there's a pen for him, he'll go out in a pen.