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    07-25-2011, 02:54 PM
The ingredients for an accident

It's not usually one thing, but a combination...

Step one, making the decision, not to go and get my gloves. I always wear gloves when I'm leading horses around the yard, just makes sense to me, I have at least two pairs of leather working gloves, that are usually within reach, either in my pocket or close by. Today not in my pocket, had a quick search around, couldn't see a pair, and thought, "Can't be bothered to go and look, and I can't remember the last time anyone spooked, so it will be OK"

That is how I ended up leading Stewie the Moose and Big Bert up from the field with bare hands.

Step two..another bad decision, I knew that the new shiny grain truck standing in the yard maybe worthy of a second look, and a few side steps as we walked past, but didn't think it would cause an issue, and to be fair it really didn't, they were both doing the ears up bug eyed look as the walked past,.

Step 3, the final straw, and such perfect timing, I could hear a pickup truck coming, and saw the neighbor coming down the driveway, but didn't realize that the farm pick up was coming up behind us....that perfectly choreographed arrival led to Stewie having a major spook, and that is why I now have rope burns, and they hurt.

Moral of this story, don't ever pass on your safety equipment, because that is when the stars align and things happen. I was lucky, I have a sore palm, but it will heal quickly and without permanent damage, some choices we make can lead to worse consequences.
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    07-25-2011, 02:58 PM
Green Broke
Double ouch!!
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    07-25-2011, 02:59 PM
Oooh rope burns are the WORST.
    07-25-2011, 03:17 PM
Ouch! Rope burns are awful!
    07-25-2011, 03:21 PM
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That sounds soooo familiar!!

Step one: decide to take flightly Thbd out to hand graze

Step two: Can;t be bothered to go get gloves

Step three; THINK about getting a chain for the nose but dismiss it < ""I'll be fine."

Step four: Horse on grass goes wacko, rears, takes off and I DON"T let go until I am literally belly skiing on the grass.

Step five skine torn off of palm can see the muscle! Cannot even hold the rope now and must sit there in the pasture yelling for help while holding hand on fire with pain.

Step six NEVER forget gloves.
    07-25-2011, 04:14 PM
OUCH, that is horrible, lets say it again, DON'T FORGET YOUR GLOVES
    07-25-2011, 04:18 PM

I'd have to say the best recipe for an accident is ANY thought process that starts with "Eh...It'll be fine."

Which really means "I know better than this, but I'm going to be stupid just this one time and pray that nothing bad happens."
    07-25-2011, 04:27 PM
I've never thought about wearing gloves - mostly because I've never had anything like that happen. At my age, though, it doesn't pay to take chances (note to self: trying to use an unstable ravine bank as a makeshift mounting block IS taking a chance, and you are currently recovering from the result!). I think I'll stop by TSC on my way home for some leather gloves!
    07-25-2011, 04:44 PM
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Yes, Dee, how are you doing? I remember your series of unfortuneate events of a few weeks ago.
    07-25-2011, 05:26 PM
I'm fine - still wearing a stupid cast on my left foot, but the right knee is fine. Cast will come off 08/02 if all goes well - two weeks ahead of schedule! (Doctor says I'm just a tough old bird.)

I missed a night ride this last weekend, but I'm looking forward to another trail ride once the weather cools off a bit. Dancer's ready to go, too. (I think she's getting bored) She's been trying to get into our trailer. Not bad for a mare who absolutely refused to load not long ago... :)

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