She's hard-headed in more than just the "stubborn" sense. Gettin' kicked hurts, shod or not. The big ball-lookin' thing she landed on is the bowsprit.
Apologies if the pirate is coneheaded in that final panel. I'm in the middle of a birthing class. Lots of pictures. While the conehead babies don't bother me, there are other... views... I could have well lived without ever seeing. Not that I'm seeing anything new as far as mammals go, it's just that humans are considerably more disgusting than goats. I'd much rather prefer being in a barn or pasture with a goat than with a woman.
All I know is that if your fella is dedicated enough to you to attend these graphic and embarrassing classes, you need to keep them or work out whatever issues you have with them. These poor guys almost deserve medals after the things they've seen. My husband has super glued a guy's guts back in (be careful with chainsaws, folks) and even he felt scarred after seeing some... things.