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post #11 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 11:27 AM
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Kind of like nose picking, that is something that if someone says they have never done it they are probably not being totally honest with you.

Wrapping the lead or not wearing gloves and ending up with a sore or broken finger is a pretty standard mistake of someone who is comfortable around their horses.
Do not feel bad for making the mistake.

Hope your hand heals quickly with as little pain as possible.
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post #12 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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I know I'm lucky its not worse, so many people break their fingers, I've even heard of people losing half their finger to a rope and a horse. I know a few doctors and had one quickly look at it. Its just a sprain.

I guess in a way its good that its happened. Its reminded me in a not too serious way to be more attentive and cautious. Today i'm going to buy some gloves, and look around for some heavier ropes. I don't like lunge ropes for round yard work but was using it because it was what I had in that length, although I should have just looked around for something else. I'm hoping I can find some 10mm marine rope.

I just get so annoyed at myself for doing it because I know better. Its strange though, as soon as he pulled back my first instinct is "hold on, don't let him win this" which is kinda stupid because if I'd let go in the first place it wouldn't have tightened so much. Even after my hand hurt heaps but I was like "finish on a good note" and lunged him around, did a few transitions. Its weird how some instincts and lessons, like "end on a good note" stick in your mind always, but lessons like "don't be an idiot" fly out of your head.
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post #13 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 07:03 PM
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O MY Gosh I'm so sorry. Well don't kick yourself toooo hard it was just an accident I remember I was riding my old yr paint ad he hadn't been out in awhile so we were in the arena and he was prancing after so long he finally slowed to a walk to I relaxed (and I guess I had my feet in the air to not to accidently kick him) I remember my legs relaxing and then BAM! like a buckin bronc he was bucking something terrible I was on that entire time but side saddle and totally consious of everything I considered my options....1. hold on 2. let go......I let go and I can't believe I was stupid enough since i could have gotten crushed but what else could i do? he had no intention of stopping and I couldn't pull on the reins Luckily his feet were over me and plenty enough away but I still can't believe I relaxed when he was a 4 yr old and hadn't been ridden in awhile -.-
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post #14 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 07:06 PM
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Unfortunately, we've all been there at one point or another. I myself almost lost a couple of fingers by tying a slipknot wrong, and the horse panicked when my fingers were in the knot- stupid, I know. My father's friend lost his entire hand by wrapping a rope around it, granted the rope was attached to a seaplane.
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post #15 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 08:14 PM
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Ouch, I hope it heals up okay- and quickly!
Yeesh, I'm definitely going to remember this and start wearing gloves more...the way I was brought up with horses was very lazy and I'm still learning ways to go about things the actual safe way, lol
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post #16 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 08:53 PM
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So sorry you got hurt we all make "mistakes" but that's one you probably wont make again...You probably should have it looked at if blue and twice normal size does kinda sound (broken).
I have made so many mistakes I cannot remember them all..Probably better that way
I love the saying I am so busy I cant remember if I found this piece of rope in my hand or if I lost my horse. :)
Oh the "mistakes" we make from being to busy.
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post #17 of 20 Old 10-28-2010, 10:29 PM
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Haha, my stupid moment involving not wearing gloves was trying to rope a little pony with a binder twine rope. We couldn't rope, so we cornered it and held a loop up so when she ran out of the chute, we dropped the rope around her neck. Brilliant me, I'm hanging on with no gloves when she hit the end of that rope like a semi, almost flipped and started fighting me tooth and nail. If you've ever handled a braided twine rope, you're cringing. The pics don't do justice to how much immense pain I was in - my fingers were swollen and I couldn't close my hand properly for over a week!







And this is the little stinker who did it to me!!!!



I wear gloves almost always while riding and handling now - you never know!

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post #18 of 20 Old 10-29-2010, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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Ouch. I cringe looking at that photo. I bought gloves today :)


I don't get why its gets all shiny (like on the wounds), i got it too.
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post #19 of 20 Old 10-29-2010, 01:27 AM
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The one and only time I wore flip-flops to check on our horses is also the one and only time I got my foot stepped on by a horse. Fortunately, nothing was broken, but I haven't made that mistake again and I don't think I ever will. Ya live and learn....

I was normal...then I got a horse.
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post #20 of 20 Old 10-29-2010, 06:54 PM
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Ouch. I cringe looking at that photo. I bought gloves today :)


I don't get why its gets all shiny (like on the wounds), i got it too.
It's because you've basically taken off so many layers of skin, you're down to the ooze part. I'm not sure how to scientifically describe it, but you'll get the same thing if you get a second degree burn, it's just clear liquid that oozes out.

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