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    05-24-2012, 11:21 AM
  #11
Weanling
I knew a guy that worked on the railroad as a conductor and breakman. He was hopping back on the train (the train was rolling) and his foot slipped. His wedding band caught on the ladder and popped his finger right off!

I do however wear my rings when working with my horses.
     
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    05-24-2012, 11:23 AM
  #12
Trained
Yes, I wear my gold band, but ONLY bc I need to lose about 20 lbs to get it off! It is smooth and won't get caught on anything.
I would not advise wearing a ring with a rock. You or the horse can get cut even by a cubic zirconia or other gemstone or semi-precious gem.
When I taught ALL of my students had to take off any hoop or dangly earrings. I ended up with a few in my possession from students who forget to collect them. I allowed ONLY posts, but stressed that no jewelry be worn while riding.
Same with necklaces.
Cannot figure WHY anybody wants to wear jewelry working with critters that react like rabbits sometimes! =/
I see this watching online programs with clinics INCLUDING those working with fractious horses, and I shudder when I consider that your ear can be torn, your finger can be dislocated, and permanent scars are possible.
IMHO, you look in the mirror on your dresser and take OFF all jewelry before you ride.
     
    05-24-2012, 11:24 AM
  #13
Trained
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Originally Posted by FlyGap    
I'm really bad about NEVER wearing my rings. My hub gets on to me all the time, lol! He never takes his off. Mine is ornate with lots of open filligree (sp).
1. It gets itchy, sweaty, and dirty with all the million gross things I have to touch.
2. I have a different stone and it scratches easily.
3. Too expensive to loose.
4. I've had so many finger bruises and close calls, it snags too easily, I hate the thing!
haha...this is why I don't buy jewelry for myself - it seems silly unless you are going to wear it every day. And, I am allergic to most every metal other than gold.
     
    05-24-2012, 11:25 AM
  #14
Yearling
I keep a ring on when I'm working with horses. Never had a problem with it. I take it off when rock climbing, though, as the possibility of it getting caught in a crack is far more likely than horse-related mishaps.
     
    05-24-2012, 11:29 AM
  #15
Foal
I admit I am horrible about wearing my necklace (which does have a ring on it) while ridinhg. Its something that in 11 years I have taken off maybe 2 or 3 times and only for a few minutes at a time.
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    05-24-2012, 11:30 AM
  #16
Weanling
I can't get my wedding rings off :(
     
    05-24-2012, 11:35 AM
  #17
Trained
Just ANOTHER good reason to wear gloves around your horses!!
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    05-24-2012, 11:37 AM
  #18
Yearling
My moms friend split her finger open while wearing her wedding rings. I can't remember the entire story, but her finger swelled, and split open from the pressure.

I don't currently wear any rings, but when I do and I'm at the barn, I take them off. I wouldn't want to lose them, or leave the window open for any injury to occur.
     
    05-24-2012, 11:47 AM
  #19
Yearling
I never take my rings off. Funny story though: The first time I got bucked off was from a green horse I had fooled myself into thinking I could handle. As soon as I sat in the saddle, she took off bucking and threw me into the round pen railing. I took the brunt of the fall on my arm and knew immediately that my arm was badly injured.

The instructor at the farm was teaching a lesson in the arena and came running over when she heard me hit the railing.

The first thing she said to me was " I am pretty sure you don't have a head injury.". I asked her why and she said "First of all, you are wearing a helmet. Secondly, you have already pulled the rings off of your hand because you know it is going to swell. Your brain is working fine."

She was right, I had already pulled off my rings because I was scared they would have to be cut off when my hand and arm started swelling. I was bruised and bleeding, but the rings were the most important thing! LOL
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    05-24-2012, 11:49 AM
  #20
Trained
HAHA! Look at the top and the ads are for WEDDING RINGS!

MM, yeah, I'd rather have had a horse or a new house or a honeymoon etc. than a wedding ring! LOL! I never buy jewelry for myself unless it's vintage cheap stuff from flea markets... Ugh, I'd go crazy if I could only wear gold!
     

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