Originally Posted by BaileyJo
It's amazing how we can ride through the pain.
Hang in there! If you're like the rest of us, you'll no doubt have some antibiotic ointment & a band aid on it while itching to get back in the saddle....
I had a surprise happen only 3 wks after we built a shed/fencing and brought my girl home - where I live in the forest area, grazing isn't good, so it was always a treat for my mare that I'd bring her out and let her graze in better spots while I stood and held the lead rope. One day, Aug. 2, to be exact, a wild rabbit scurried in the grass near her head, and she just did a natural "standing spook". The lead caught on my left ring finger, (yep, with my wedding ring on!), and snapped it in half! Hardly hurt, though, but I knew something was wrong! Bless her heart, she went back into her pasture, I managed to crush some ice in a baggie, drive 20 miles to the hospital, (husband works for state fisheries and was in the middle of nowhere @ the time), they cut my rings off, (which by now were hidden amongst the swelling!), took an x-ray, (yep! Major break!) buddy taped my finger to my pinkie, put my now dis-figured wedding rings in a little cup, and with a prescription in my hand (other hand!) I was on my way home. God blessed me with minimal pain after this, I still went out and did all the feed, pasture chores, etc., had surgery 3 wks later, (I'm a milk-aholic, so the bone had healed by now), and still carried on with minimal pain due to where the break was.... strange, but true! I even saddled and rode my horse in the pasture 12 times during this! I am not
a superwoman, but boy am I grateful for the (surprising) way things turned out! Hope you have many good surprises during your recovery too!!!