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    05-25-2012, 01:03 AM
I wear my wedding ring. If I take off my ring there are still 100 freakish ways to get hung up on a horse. I'm not saying it can't happen to me but I could break my neck just as easily. No one said riding horses was "safe".
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    05-25-2012, 09:46 AM
I wear gloves... and I still take my rings off. Those who think it can't get caught because you are wearing gloves, you are dead wrong. It can get caught just as easily under gloves than bare - I have seen the results of that. A friend was wearing gloves and she was thrown. As she came off her wedding band caught on one of the d-rings on her saddle, and it snapped at the point it was caught, under the glove. The glove was ripped open, the ring broken, and my friend's hand was pretty colours for a while... but she still had all her fingers, so it was a lucky escape.
    05-25-2012, 10:13 AM
I don't wear any kind of jewelry when I'm around the barn.
    05-25-2012, 10:16 AM
Originally Posted by BoldComic    
I wear my wedding ring. If I take off my ring there are still 100 freakish ways to get hung up on a horse. I'm not saying it can't happen to me but I could break my neck just as easily. No one said riding horses was "safe".
I agree. It is not only horses that I don't wear my jewlery. It was drilled into my head by my dad not to wear jewelry and specifically rings when working on or around equipment. Like hopping off a tractor and getting hung up.
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    05-25-2012, 10:44 AM
I used to wear my rings all the time and never thought about it. After reading all these entries, I'll be leaving them home. Thanks!!

(Accidents happen, but why take unnecessary risks?)
    05-25-2012, 12:11 PM
I don't wear any jewelry around horses. If I could get away with it, I wouldn't wear a bra (picture leaning forward, kind of 2 point-ish to go uphill and getting the horn caught under the it all the time). I do wear boots and long pants but I don't wear long sleeves though. Never really have figured out the WHY of wearing long sleeves unless it's to avoid sunburn?
    05-25-2012, 12:46 PM
I don't dare wear my rings in the barn. Some of them are family heirlooms, and I'd be sick if I lost them.

If I had a wedding ring, I'd just put it on a chain and wear it around my neck.
    05-26-2012, 10:31 AM
Dreamcatcher, most longsleeve shirts will rip before hanging up a rider, or before breaking a bone. Plus longsleeve shirts are cheap to replace. I wear them all year round, unless I am riding in the early morning or late afternoon in summer. Summer time I wear cotton shirts (think cowboy type, checks etc, gotta look the part lol) and winter I wear fleece hoodies usually. Sunburn is a big issue, even in winter you are likely to burn over here, and I don't want to increase my chances of skin cancer, it's already high enough just from living here lol.
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    05-27-2012, 01:03 AM
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!
    05-27-2012, 06:56 AM
Green Broke
No ring accidents here but I have lost 2 whole rings and one stone riding or cleaning the barn. Last time I lost one I told my husband I'd rather have an aussie saddle. Got it and it's much harder to loose.

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