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post #1 of 7 Old 05-13-2009, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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So I decided today that pitchforks are probably one of the greatest inventions in the world. How did I come up with this conclusion? Well, I am in charge of spreading woodchips all over the arena (evenly). I was trying to do it with a rake, which wasn't doing much good. So I started looking around thinking to myself "what should I use to move these around more effectively?" When BAM!! I saw the beloved pitchfork!!! I then proceeded to pick it up and try different ways to hold it (having never used one before). Well, I finally got into the swing of things and before I knew it, the arena was starting to look pretty darn good!

Anyways, just thought I would share what I learned today

By the way, I don't recommend throwing things INTO the wind

Thanks for reading!!
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-14-2009, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, so yesterday I thought that pitchforks were amazing. Today I think they are stupid... I am so sore, I have blisters all over my hands, and my left arm won't stop flexing! I was so sore I could barely work on the arena!! Any advice on how to get in "pitchfork shape"?
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-20-2009, 09:58 PM
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Hahahahahaha great story!

Wear gloves :)

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post #4 of 7 Old 05-20-2009, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt View Post
Hahahahahaha great story!

Wear gloves :)
Hahaha why thank you!

I was wearing gloves!!!
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-22-2009, 10:33 PM
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LoL! Pitchforks are great. I dunno what to do to get in shape for them though other than to keep doing it to build up the right muscles..

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post #6 of 7 Old 05-22-2009, 11:26 PM
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Funny you posted that, because we had a patient just a few days ago, who came in with a broken nose and a very swollen face from tripping over one and falling on her face.
I'm sure she would have had something else to day about them
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-22-2009, 11:49 PM
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To get into shape, just keep doing it. Stretch before and after to lessen the strain. Take a few days break the first few times, and try not to overdo it.
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