Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
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.