Originally Posted by Captain Evil
I'm thinking about the twine used in the crosstie, and I'm wondering if it is someone's homemade version of a breakaway. It did break; what would have happened if it had not?
The twine is totally their cheap-ass version of a breakaway, it did not break. I had to pull my hand free before he ripped my fingers off. I think if he'd pulled straight backwards it might have broken but he twisted.
Originally Posted by Rancher
I'm sorry you got hurt. And I'm glad it wasn't any worse. Ask the BO if you can straight tie him from now on. I wish I could predict what a thousand pound animal is going to do at any given moment, but I can't. You can take all the precautions you can think of and they'll still figure out a way to surprise you.
With horses there is a limit to the amount of blame you can assign yourself.
Thanks. Me too, I have an exam tomorrow then go on vacation on thursday, I would have hated to miss either due to an injury. I'm going to ask the BO if I can straight tie him while we work on ground tying and i'm also going to ask if the BOs bf will help me try and get my horse used to the mower while he can see it, because this happens fairly regularly where the mower makes noise stones are thrown up and scare the horse. It's like he sees me arrive at the barn and thinks "now I must mow!"
It doesn't help that Phoenix is one of the most unpredictable horses i've ever met, I rarely let my guard down around him. He's off to training in august to help get him used to new things and do some much needed ground and scary trail work with a professional. I'm at the point where I can't help him progress further so need help.