Originally Posted by Corporal
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.
Agree. Just as with some other athletic activities, jewelry is just not safe! I go to the barn from work many times and sometimes don't remove smaller earrings, but I am always preoccupied with them and worry about losing them. It just isn't worth taking a chance on getting hurt, and if I were engaged/married, I certainly wouldn't want to lose the ring!