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    What happens when we get careless? Updated post #37

    We get hurt!

    I was leading my horse through the barn yesterday evening, on the way to a lesson. As usual there are horse tied that you either have to move over, or ask their person to move them over so we could pass. Last one in the line, I’m just past when I hear and feel a thump on my leg, and a few seconds later the pain starts!

    So I paid the price for not paying any attention to the mare at all, didn’t see any warning signs, because I was chatting to someone. I was unlucky, further away she would have missed me, closer, may have been a push rather than a blow. A fraction of a second later she would of missed, a fraction earlier, and I would have a shattered knee cap. Fortunately there were two nurses and our vet in the barn, so I had great first aid care.

    Feeling sorry for myself today though!

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    I had to laugh, posted them on our barn Facebook page as a reminder, and a few seconds later got this from fb

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    Seems the first pic, taken right after the incident is worrying to their picture checkers, so it was taken down

    Last edited by KBC; Oct. 14, 2020, 03:52 PM.
    "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

    "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

    #2
    Ouch. Jingles for quick healing.

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      #3
      Ouch!

      And LOL about the self injury post from FB.
      www.laurienberenson.com

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        #4
        That looks painful! Hope that heals up quick.

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          #5
          Glad you had proper help right there.

          Lesson learned the hard way.
          All of us get some of those.

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            #6
            I got careless last year. Helped a student pull her bandages off. I reached to do a hind leg and was standing too much behind. I thought he knew i was there/too tired to care. Boy was i wrong. Solidly just below the kneecap. Impressive amount of swelling. Nothing broken but i was very lucky. First time kicked in 55 years.
            It could have been worse - could have been my head.
            www.settlementfarm.us

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              #7
              Paranoia (about what could go wrong) is a good thing to have around horses.
              Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
              Alfred A. Montapert

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                #8
                Hope you have a quick, easy recovery. I agree with pluvinel. However, it happens to us all.
                "We need a pinned ears icon." -MysticOakRanch

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by pluvinel View Post
                  Paranoia (about what could go wrong) is a good thing to have around horses.
                  Also applies to how we all are constantly looking out for ways they can hurt themselves. It always makes me feel like I have a toddler in my care.
                  Feel better soon OP!

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                    #10
                    Ouch! Hope you feel better soon!

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                      #11
                      Jingles for a quick turnaround!

                      Sometimes horses just need to remind us to be on our toes around them - leaned that the hard way 11 years ago when my very old mare needed blanketed right before an ice storm hit. I was doing up the back leg straps, hurrying, did not realize another horse had come up behind me until the mare kicked. I don't remember the kick. I do remember hitting the manure pile about 10 feet away.

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                        #12
                        Ouch!! I'm glad it wasn't worse and I hope it heals quickly.

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                          #13
                          That's a whopper! I hope it heals up quickly. We have a huge barn with a long aisleway and lots of lesson kids at one end. Most people are pretty good about paying attention when passing another horse. I will go under a few that we get along with if the crossties are up high, but not if he is tacked up.. Otherwise I wait for an adult - including barn rat teenagers - to help out.

                          I have my own rule that I won't move at all when a farrier has a hoof in their hand. Even if they say we can pass, I tell them my rule. Most of them appreciate it. It's way safer for everyone.
                          "With hardly any other living being can a human connect as closely over so many years as a rider can with her horse." Isabell Werth, Four Legs Move My Soul. 2019

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                            #14
                            Horses suck, and that why we can’t let our guard down but still we do! I’ve done it twice in the last 6 or 7 years.

                            The most recent one I bent down to point to something on a friend’s horse’s pastern in crossties. Horse was startled, double barrelled out with his back feet, and jumped 6 inches sideways. While him landing with full force in my foot (in a very cute and NOT barn safe fashion boot) was painful, I consider myself lucky that the double barrelled kick didn’t connect with my forehead! Moral of the story: stay a safe distance away from horses unless you are actively grooming or working with them, and always choose safety over looks or convenience when it comes to your barn shoes.

                            Other dumb mistake was not grabbing a lead shank once to move a very quiet horse about 3 yards from her stall to the indoor arena. She spooked at something and body checked me, slamming me into the steel half-door I was holding with my left hand. My weight sent the half door and my hand right into the concrete wall behind it. Took 45 minutes for the ER nurse to cut my deeply embedded rings off my rather mangled hands. Good thing I was wearing thick deerskin gloves, or she said I would have lost the finger. Moral of the story? Always use a lead shank; never wear rings to the barn.

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                              #15
                              OP did you check in with a doctor? I would get a tetanus booster
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                                Originally posted by hoopoe View Post
                                OP did you check in with a doctor? I would get a tetanus booster
                                Nope, no doctor check, and Tetanus is up to date, I think.
                                "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                                "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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                                  #17
                                  If it makes you feel better, I tripped stepping into my house today with hot coffee. Terrified of spilling it all over myself, I elected to save the coffee instead of putting my hands down to catch myself, leading to my whanging my forehead into the edge of my kitchen table, causing a giant hematoma.

                                  2020!

                                  Let me apologize in advance.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by ladyj79 View Post
                                    If it makes you feel better, I tripped stepping into my house today with hot coffee. Terrified of spilling it all over myself, I elected to save the coffee instead of putting my hands down to catch myself, leading to my whanging my forehead into the edge of my kitchen table, causing a giant hematoma.

                                    2020!
                                    Of course you saved the coffee! Ouch on the head table moment...
                                    "He's not even a good pathological liar." Mara

                                    "You're just a very desperate troll, and not even a good one. You're like middle-school troll at best. Like a goblin, not even a troll." et_fig

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by ladyj79 View Post
                                      If it makes you feel better, I tripped stepping into my house today with hot coffee. Terrified of spilling it all over myself, I elected to save the coffee instead of putting my hands down to catch myself, leading to my whanging my forehead into the edge of my kitchen table, causing a giant hematoma.

                                      2020!
                                      Hey, look on the bright side, you are half way there on a Halloween zombie costume.

                                      Sorry you got hurt.
                                      That could have ended up with stitches and a concussion.
                                      Take care until you know that hit didn't do more damage than a big hematoma.

                                      I wiped out on ice, getting off the tractor, last February and hit my knee on some frozen ruts and am still having trouble from that.

                                      Wonder how the OP's leg is today.
                                      Bet it has a rainbow of colors to show for that unguarded moment.

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                                        #20
                                        How are you feeling today OP?

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