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post #1 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Made a stupid mistake :(

I made a stupid rookie mistake and I feel like an idiot :(

My whole riding career I have been told NOT to wrap rope around my hand and wear gloves when lunging.

I didn't wear gloves with my 3yo and and because of me being inattentive and lax and slack and pretty pathetic the ropes got wrapped around my fingers.

So of course he panicked and something, pulled away, and I lost a chunk of skin off one of my middle fingers and my left little finger is about twice its usual size, slightly wonky and in terrible pain. Oh and turning blue.

So I feel like an idiot. A pathetic one. Sorry had to rant about it.

Have you done anything like this before? Any silly mistakes that made you kick yourself a billion times?
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post #2 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 08:13 AM
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I did same mistake before number of times. Especially if you forget to pick gloves from garage and think, just one time - nothing gonna happen. Exactly the day when it DOES happen (horse spooks and jumps, or you fall, or something else unpleasant happens leaving you without the skin on fingers and palms). I try to wear gloves now any time I work with the horse or ride.

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post #3 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 08:19 AM
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Everyone makes mistakes. Luckily that is all that happened. Sorry this happened but I know from experience you won't make that same mistake twice.
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post #4 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 09:29 AM
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OUCH! I am so sorry! That has to hurt :( But as everyone already said, we all make mistakes - but remember, if we didn't make mistakes, we wouldn't learn would we!

I hope your hand gets better soon :)

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post #5 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 09:58 AM
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So sorry for your pain . . you might have it looked at. Turning blue could be a sign of a broken bone. At least immobilize it with two popsicle sticks and some fabric tape.

I did something similar. I was gonna take my big, strong and high thb. out to hand graze on the only grass available to him, outside of the stable but on the edge of a busy road. As I walked him down the aisle, the little voice in my head said, "you should get the stud chain.", "nah" , I answered. Then the little voice said, "You should go back to your locker and get your gloves.", "nah, it's too much bother", answered my lazy self.
So, as you can by now imagine, when we get ther, he gets very excited, goes racing around me at the end of the lead rope, rears up and then charges off, pulling me off my feet ,onto my belly for a split second bit of grass water skiing (on my tummy) and then my brain kicks in and I release the rope. He goes just as far as the greenest grass and then starts to graze. I was in such pain as the rope had torn off a huge chunk of my palm (like the size of half dollar coin), and had taken off almost all the layers of skin, down to the muscle. I couldnt grab the rope and I couldn't leave him. I just had to stand there calling for help until someon chanced to hear me and come and help. That hurt like hell!
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post #6 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 10:17 AM
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Ouch! Yep, been there, done that! You'll be ok! You'll remember your gloves next time lol.
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post #7 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 10:31 AM
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Ouch! I'm sorry! That had to have hurt. Everyone makes mistakes and if we didn't, we wouldn't know anything lol. I hope your fingers start feeling better soon!

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post #8 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 10:52 AM
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My dumb (and embarrasing) mistake was when I for sone reason needed to change hands or sides with the reins and the pony I was holding had his head down munching. For how knows why I tried to step over the reins and turn around, rather tahn simply changing hands. Well as I stepped over the pony's head came up and the reins caught the back of my foot and swept me right off my feet. The ground was muddy and I got to walk around the rest ofthe day with a muddy bottom. Could've meen much worse, I was lucky I didn't get talgled and drug.

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post #9 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 11:12 AM
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I hate those "duh what was I thinking" moments, lol.
sorry you got hurt but glad it wasn't worse;o)
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post #10 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 11:16 AM
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Well you won't make the same mistake twice! I think we've all had moments like that, life likes to dish us out some irony every so often.
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