Join Date: May 2012
Location: middle of nowhere
• Horses: 0
Safety: Gloves- wear em and listen to the little voice
Well the completely "bombproof" Ace the 21 year old dead head showed his dark side last night.. Mrs Longshot and I were going to go for a ride. I brought up Ace and Nate and gathered the tack. My wife and daughter took the two fillies to the lower field. Well Ace was acting the fool and I just had one of those feelings.. Told Mrs. Longshot that we out to wait till thursday as Ace didn't like the fillies being moved. Mrs. Longshot replied, "He'll be fine". So I saddled Ace and horse nut daughter wanted to ride him and help me adjust stirrups for Mrs. She climbed aboard, ace reared and bucked a couple times, daughter went over the rump and Ace was backing up, nylon rope and no gloves, couldn't let go as I had to steer him around the heap of daughter on the ground, = handful of blisters... Daughter wasn't hurt, Hand will heal, and I will always wear gloves and listen to that little voice, I now know it was experience talking... Think wife is convinced too, and daughter has now been officially pitched for the first time. So that is good, she now knows that for the most part it isn't as scary as she thought. My hand however is hurtin... (Please insert pity here) (except for Speed, she'll insert the description of my lack of intelligence and good sense)
My Vet and Farrier are currently splitting my childeren's inheritance.