Yeowch! My stepfather worked with mules in the Army; NW frontier of India, along the border with Afghanistan, in the 1930s. From what he said, the old saying about "having a kick like an Army mule" was no exaggeration. I hope you make a speedy recovery, ISB - and thank you for your welcome. "Five miles with no roads or fences"; I think the only place I've seen land like that in our crowded little island is right up in the north of Scotland. Ho, hum.