I spent the weekend listening to the SO tell total strangers that he doesn’t beat me.

The bruises on my left bicep look suspiciously like I’ve been grabbed. If you saw them what would you believe?

A: The man in my life roughed me up

B: A 14 year old girl repeatedly smacked me across the arm with a sword

Yep, the man was feeling defensive. He’s concerned about me continuing since I bruise easily and he doesn’t want to go to jail.
The farm where Prize lives got two nurse foals. They are 3 and 5 weeks old. One is Quarter Horse/Morgan like Spirit was and the other is a TN Walker mix. We were there when they got to out in a big pasture for the first time. They were running full speed but didn’t have an understanding of their brakeing systems. They would decide to stop, lock their legs, and then slide uncontrollably. I got to pet the Morgan. He tried to bite me in the bruises which I told him us unacceptable but seems par for the course for a Spirit-Jr. I didn’t have a camera with me but I’ll get some pictures. They are super cute!