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post #21 of 59 Old 05-24-2012, 11:52 AM
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I never wear my rings to the barn or anytime working with horses. Not so worried about hurting my finger but it would be a real pita to find a stone that came out in an arena. I stopped wearing them to the barn many years ago, was using iodine & one of my rings had poked a hole in my glove, the iodine leaked into the glove and destroyed the opal in my great grandmother's ring :(

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post #22 of 59 Old 05-24-2012, 11:54 AM
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I wear my wedding and engagement rings for now

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post #23 of 59 Old 05-24-2012, 11:56 AM
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I almost always leave mine at home, even though I always where gloves when working/riding. I think it's a couple of reasons:

1. I've always played sports, and the no jewelry while playing sports thing is definitely engrained. As a kid playing competitive softball, I saw the nasty consequences of broken fingers and rings.

2. The other (superficial) reason is that I have been thoroughly chastised by the folks at the place that cleans my ring about how disgusting it is to have dirt caked in places it shouldn't be. That was embarrassing enough to make sure I'm good about leaving it at home
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post #24 of 59 Old 05-24-2012, 12:02 PM
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I always wear gloves when riding-but-I still lost a stone many years ago. If my weight is down & the ring is loose-I'll leave it home so as not to lose it. Also, DH knew of "ring concerns" so when he proposed -the ring he picked out has channel set stones-nothing sticking up, which is very nice, as I do have a small scar from a different ring where the stone gouged me.
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post #25 of 59 Old 05-24-2012, 12:05 PM
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I do and I don't where mine. I hate taking my wedding ring off but b/c I don't want to loose it, or my finger knowing what can happen; what harm does it cause to take it off rather then taking and easy safety precaution. I also hit it on stuff so much I've knocked my stone loose twice! So I'm going to try to remeber to take it off from now on
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post #26 of 59 Old 05-24-2012, 12:11 PM
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I always wear my wedding ring. You can break your back just as easy getting thrown as you finger. But I don't wear a helmet when riding, seat belt when driving. No reason to worry about what may happen. You could get hurt drinking a glass on water in your house.
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post #27 of 59 Old 05-24-2012, 12:12 PM
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My wedding ring is tattooed on (his jobs/careers do not allow him to wear jewelry so we came up with the tattoo solution), but I had bought a cheap new pretty silver thing to wear on my index finger and I noticed it flexing and moving constantly when I rode with it. It messes with my grip, so I stopped wearing it when riding.

Now, my thumb ring, that never comes off lol. I am actually so used to wearing my thumb ring (an old fashioned, chunky brass piece) that I notice it more when I don't wear it. But it has been a problem once before, because I wasn't paying attention. I was palming and playing with the nose of my BO's black Walker, and he started lipping and licking my thumb ring, rolling it around my finger. I didn't think anything of it, I am very used to him just licking and lapping up my hand and arm like a dog would, so I let him continue. He bit the ring. Just grabbed it between his teeth and bit down so hard he bent the metal. The ring actually pinched my thumb hard and was painfully stuck until I pulled out a pair of pliers from my car and unbent it. I still have not rounded it out and can point out the flat side where his teeth bent it in.

So, always be aware and careful of your jewelry if you do wear it with horses. Especially the mouthy ones.

Any one else notice the obscene amount of engagement ring advertisements on this thread? I'm on a new computer and haven't installed my ad blockers yet. It's hard not going, oooooo shiney, and clicking on the ads.

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post #28 of 59 Old 05-24-2012, 12:37 PM
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I do - if/when I am worried about catching I just wear gloves.
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post #29 of 59 Old 05-24-2012, 12:45 PM
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I always wore my wedding band with no issues but I typically ride with gloves so i'm sure that helped. However I never had a problem with doing any of the barn chores with it on. However, I will say that my band was a flush fit/channel set ring so there were no prongs or anything for stuff to get caught on. *shrug*
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post #30 of 59 Old 05-24-2012, 12:50 PM
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That never occurred to me with riding, even tho I am adamant that NOONE waterski of jetski at my house with rings on for that very reason. I do wear my ring, but wouldn't if I hadn't had the stones securely reset lower and with more prongs. I wouldn't wear anything other than my wedding/engagement (which is now all one ring)tho.

I really think that stuff sometimes happens, and this is pretty unusual while riding, so I will continue to wear them. Shoot, my friend/BO lost part of her thumb a year ago just by her mare running past her thru a pipe (not even sharp) gate-popped the end of her thumb right off. Sort of like a roping injury. I am very careful about never ever putting leads around my hands, wrists etc.....to me that is a greater risk than the ring.

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