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  • Do horseback riders get calluses on their hands
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    07-03-2008, 07:13 PM
Today's calluses!

I rode Boo today with my friends. On the way back to his pen, a storm was coming in. So there was very mild thunder. Blu was getting all hyped up and kept trying to bolt. This horse feels no pain. I had to have a constant hold on him so he would run or buck.

Now my hands are getting calluses all over my fingers from one tough ride. Grr. Oh Boo, take it easy hehe
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    07-03-2008, 07:18 PM
After riding a head-shaking trekking pony who didn't listen to the bit at all, and who had neither brakes nor steering despite my best efforts, my hands were so sore. It was blissful to get back onto the well-schooled horse I ride in lessons!

I have different sets of calluses xD The tips of my fingers aren't that sensitive because of constant typing, and during term-time I build up pen calluses from writing. Last month I was playing some guitar after not having played in, oh, a year or so - the next day I actually had blisters on my fingers. After our holidays in the Lake District, I have calluses along the skin between thumb and forefinger and heel of my hand, from my kayak paddle - though I wear cycling gloves to stop blisters - and I tend to get ones in similar places from lots of sailing xD Finally, the sides of my feet toughen up a bit from dancing, though I must admit that the break from that is finally giving my toes a chance to recover from the mashing they so often get!
    07-03-2008, 10:03 PM
Green Broke
I hate them they get on my nerves! Ughh I pick at them all the time lol
    07-03-2008, 10:40 PM
If you need to wrench on his face to the point where you get them, you have a few things to work on with him, in the round pen
    07-04-2008, 12:08 PM
Wrench sounds so cruel lol

I don't jerk on his face. I just have to keep a hold on him so he doesn't take off. And he kept crow-hopping and crap so I had to keep circling. So know my hands hurt from rubbing all that leather.

We do need to work together more.
    07-05-2008, 05:27 PM
My point exactly

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