Originally Posted by PintoTess
When I went up to JackofDiamonds house in VIC, she put me on her "quiet" Karlos and I fell off and got 2 fingers caught in the reins and couldn't move them. I REFUSED to be taken to the hospital as I was worrried what my mum would say, but to this day, it still hurts and are both lumpy and it is 5 months later! Im trying to convince mum to get it X-rayed.....
If they aren't broken they very well might be jammed. My left index finger got jammed on Halloween 2010, it hurt until last month, I thought it was broken and hadn't healed right. But, I went to the doc for something completely unrelated and he took a look at it. Apparently, as soon as jam happens you are supposed to pop whatever is jammed back into place. No thanks. He bent a few things around in there, and though it hurt then, it hasn't hurt since.
I'm totally guilty as far as riding with injuries go :/. My most recent one was like my second week at the barn where I board now. I went out into the herd to get the horse I was leasing at the time and somehow got between my current horse and the alpha. The alpha kicked at my horse and broke my hand. I walked it off because no one saw it happen, grabbed my horse and rode for about 2 hours. As I was cleaning up later my daughter was like 'Mom? Your hand is blue?!'
I never did get a cast on it, I told the doc if I had a cast I wouldn't be able to work and I couldn't afford to miss work, so I just kept my two middle fingers taped together. In reality I was scared to death, since I was leasing at the time that my BO would not allow me to ride. I didn't tell him until months later what really happened.