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Stupid, painful things you've done at the barn

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  • Stupid, painful things you've done at the barn

    I walked full bore into the manure trailer this evening. I grabbed some hay, turned off the lights and walked right into it. It caught me right under the knee caps on both legs and I am HURTING tonight. About 10 seconds after OUCH I thought "Seriously, WTF? It's always here. And you saw it right before the lights went out, 15 seconds before you walked into it." I already have some down-right impressive swelling, following Aleve and Surpass (hell yeah, Surpass works damned well.) I anticipate epic bruising.

    What have you done that you KNEW was dumb directly following?

  • #2
    OUCH is right!!

    That's like walking right into the receiver. Don't know how many times I've walked into that damn thing and it's always there and I know it's there and should avoid it from past experiences. DUH!!

    The most recent thing I did, I think, was play gymnist on the support beams in my friend's hay loft. The pull yourself up w/ your arms and get your legs over (square beams) and hang upside down and then do the swing and jump off deal. I felt fine afterwards, but after getting home and putting my comfy's on... OUCH! An enormous bruise on the inside of my right thigh. Why just that leg is beyond me, but alas it happened and I've not done that again since. It was pretty colored and sore for weeks afterwards.

    And right up there w/ walking into receivers is the slam the handle of the wheelbarrow into yourself w/ almost full force after getting hung up on something. HATE THAT!!

    Feel better!!
    A Merrick N Dream Farm
    Proud Member of "Someone Special to me serves in the Military" Clique


    • #3
      I only do normal things like not realizing a gate is open until the horses are turned out...requiring me to SPRINT across the field to close it, usually in winter boots or Wellies...
      Man plans. God laughs.


      • #4
        Caught my butt on the side of my tack trunk, it has metal end pieces. Ripped a 2 inch hole in my good jeans (as in brand new, shouldn't be wearing them to the barn jeans)
        Connemaras Rock!!!


        Meet my new horse Piedmont Penelope http://community.webshots.com/album/287402098dfpwFc


        • #5
          I was clearing chainsawed sticks/brush, had the bale spears on the tractor, and tried to impale myself on them right in the old sternum. Actually had the thought, for a millisecond, can I reach my cell phone and call 911 before I can't breathe at all??

          Luckily, just had a nasty bruise.


          • #6
            I was unloading hay and stood up into an industrial ceiling fan - the metal kind = embarrassment and STITCHES in the head!
            "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there"


            • #7
              Being known as Baroness von Klutz, I have too many to enumerate here, but I once walked straight into the raised bucket of my Kubota -- my head rang that thing like a bell.

              Not klutzy, more Lucy-like, in my pre-Kubota days, I once tried to move a round bale with my exhaust-pipe-in-the-front garden tractor and set the durn thing on fire. The horses were so glad to see the round bale, they just ran around to the side that was not smoking. I, er, ended up having to call the fire dept to put that thing out...
              Last edited by lilypondlane; Oct. 25, 2008, 11:50 AM. Reason: typo
              ~Another proud member of the TrakehNERD clique ~


              • #8
                Alright, I'll tell, but no one is allowed to repeat this
                Where I used to keep hay at the old barn was separate from the actual barn where I fed the horses. One winter day we had a good coating of ice on the ground- I was carrying a bale down to feed (and of course its down a hill). One of the goats at the barn saw me coming, obviously thought "FOOD'S HERE" and took off towards me. As she got closer, she tried to stop but couldn't- so she slid in to me, I fell, and we both went down the hill. She, of course, thought this was great as she know had a whole bale all to herself- LOL!

                Also, had a roommate in college who was trying to change the leathers on her saddle, but couldn't get the old ones off. She gave one a really hard yank- and it came off, of course smacking her in the mouth with the iron at the same time- ended up having to have dental work done.
                "As soon as you're born you start dyin'
                So you might as well have a good time"


                • #9
                  End of a long day I unhooked the manure spreader for the millionth time.

                  Took off the PTO, undid the hitch pin, SLAM ON MY FOOT. Forgot to put the jack up. WTF? How did I miss the first and most vital step?

                  I let out a horrible scream(it even echoed) then realized I wanted NO ONE(who knows me in real life to know about this) so I walked it off only to discover lots of missing skin but no broken bones. There was a significan imprint into the earth, thank God we were on dirt not concrete.

                  Quick thinking to avoid embaressment I turned the tractor around and lifted the front of the spreader up with the tractor bucket. lol It was done as fast as possible to make sure no one saw how stupid I had been.

                  Limped for several days but I will NEVER make that mistake again!!


                  • #10
                    Just yesterday morning, my pony was begging for treats after breakfast because he knows he doesn't get what the others get. I felt bad, so I handed him some animal crackers. He is NOT the most polite treat-taker, and I wasn't paying enough attention. I could have SWORN he took my f*#@*#@ finger off! And he wouldn't LET GO!


                    • #11
                      stacking hay in a friends loft...chucked bales up beiside the beam I KNOW has a spike sticking out of it. Avoided it maybe .. 3 times. then opened my forearm up on the the next bale..9 stitches. On the 4th of July...no fireworks for me except the kind in the emergency room..
                      the NOT!! Spoiled!! Arabian Protectavest poster pony lives on in my heart


                      • #12
                        Shoved a pitchfork through my muck boot.
                        I recognized with despair that I was about to be compelled to buy a horse ~
                        Edith Somerville and "Martin Ross"

                        "Momma" to Tiempo, Tucker and Puff, RIP my beautiful Norman 8/2012


                        • #13
                          well a good friend of mine walked into the top half of her trailer. She had a ramp load trailer with the swing type top doors. Well ramp was down and for some reason those doors were closed and I heard a wham and looked around. She was knocked flat and had about 2 min to get ready for her class Needless to say, she could not do it, but to this day it still looks like she is growing a horn in the middle of her head. That was about 2 years ago. And then there was smart me walking a colicing belgian in the middle of cold as hades winter in NY, in only shorts, body bra, and barefeet. Dont do it, trust me your feet, legs, arms will thank you! The belgian stepped on my foot and now my big toe is nailless. Reason for doing that? Well poor belgian was colicing bad, even tried casting itself, I lived over the barn, heard the commotion and freaked. When I freak there is no time to get prepared for anything. Yes I wound up losing my toenail, and yes I wound up getting bronchitis shortly after to.
                          Last edited by MillicentBystander; Oct. 25, 2008, 09:16 AM. Reason: misspelled word


                          • #14
                            1-Forking manure from the sacrifice area through the fenceline into grassy area outside (ok, I admit I'm lazy & call it "mulching")
                            Stuck the fork between two lines of coated tensile wire, unloaded and dragged fork & my arm back.....
                            Right across the tensioner teeth, scraping a pretty good patch of skin off my arm.

                            2-unloaded wheelbarrow onto manure pile, backed away and went flat on my back nearly pulling the empty barrow on top of me. Luckily I fell into my sand arena, but why I held onto the barrow handles is beyond me.
                            Did I think they'd stop my fall? Barrow weighs maybe 50#, me {cough} a bit more

                            3-not painful, but not comfy either:
                            Filling the trough in cold weather, too lazy to walk over retrieve the hose I just pulled it from the trough...forgetting I had locked the nozzle into Open position.
                            Hose came free and sprayed me completely before I could get it turned off
                            *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                            Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                            Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                            Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


                            • #15
                              We were going to use the trailer to move some furniture for a friend. I wanted to hop in and make sure the dividers were tied back. I tried to do that "ducking under the butt bar while stepping up" routine and I miscalculated. I hit the top of my head on the butt bar hard enough to knock myself totally out. According to my sister, I then fell backwards and hit the back of my head on the barn, then my legs (wearing shorts, of course) slid on the gravel and ended up under the trailer. I had a concussion from the butt bar, a goose egg from the barn, and no skin on the backs of my legs!


                              • #16
                                Made the 'I'm going out; prepare so evening chores are reduced to dump feed, and check on everyone; arrive in sandals' mistake
                                Amazingly , the horse that always rips off bandages had ripped off bandages (amazingly also to biggest b#tch in the barn).
                                In replacing bandages, she jerks her foot up and basically removes almost completely the nail from my big toe . Stream of obscenities follows, shoe is lost in straw... finally get her squared away, and in now big rush to get everybody else done, ram other big toe into aisle mat. Fracture status never acertained. The next morning I could barely get my boots on . That was also the day that I found out how much orange juice should be mixed with flunixin meglumine to make it palatable...


                                • #17
                                  Recently, new horse and I are waking back to the barn from the outdoor. I took off my helmet--it was hot--and buckled it around my run-up stirrup on saddle. Merrily walking toward stall, happy, happy...when Mr. Horse and I both tried to enter the stall at the same moment. We.Did.Not.Fit.Together... OUCH! Like a cork in a bottle, we momentarily stuck then shot through into the stall. I couldn't breath, he look at me like I was insane as I staggered around grasping my left breast, which apparently took the brunt of the helmet being pushed into it by 1200 lbs. of paint gelding.

                                  Mr. Calvincrowe told me under no circumstances could I go to the hospital because they'd lock him up for domestic violence--I never knew how badly a breast could bruise!!

                                  Helmet and horse and trainer's Tad Coffin were fine. Me? How do you ask your male trainer (even if he is gay!) to check to see if you boob is broken?
                                  Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


                                  • #18
                                    In a not so brilliant move, I went to the barn dressed for a date, with 3" heels. Walking on the gravel, my heel snapped and I toppled to the side...right into the old shavings/manure dump.
                                    Yes, the date got cancelled
                                    In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. 1300 pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs - it's something you just can't get from a pet hamster.


                                    • #19
                                      Coming back from a horse show I helped my friend bring in some horses--in my flip flops. Got too close to a sweet mare and she clipped my right foot. OUCH. I've also knocked the barn doors off the barn with the tractor bucket...eh it was a rite of passage pretty much.


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Calvincrowe View Post

                                        Helmet and horse and trainer's Tad Coffin were fine. Me? How do you ask your male trainer (even if he is gay!) to check to see if you boob is broken?

                                        now that is funny! Broken boobs. And men say we dont know how it feels to be knocked in the um well knockers! Heck they need to have boobs worst boob thing I ever did came from a mare trying to take it off. Dont know what got into her that day, normally she was sweet as could be but not that day. Did not help I was PMSing to yep mare got to meet up with "The Bleeding B**** from Hell" I think that poor thing was more scared of me at that time then dhe had ever been in her life.