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If bad things come in threes...

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  • If bad things come in threes...

    I'm going to be dead tomorrow.

    Yesterday, I hit the electric fence with my face.

    Today, a horse on crossties broke her halter, which slingshotted into my face.

    Tomorrow? I'm thinking I should just hide in the house and avoid horses!
    Against My Better Judgement: A blog about my new FLF OTTB
    Do not buy a Volkswagen. I did and I regret it.
    VW sucks.

  • #2

    I wish you luck for tomorrow!


    • #3
      Originally posted by amastrike View Post
      Tomorrow? I'm thinking I should just hide in the house and avoid horses!
      Oh, now, you know perfectly well that if you do that, you'll manage to hurt yourself some other way, like falling down the stairs or something... At least that's the way it goes for me!
      "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief


      • #4
        Perhaps you should acquire a hockey goalie's face mask before tomorrow.


        • #5
          Agree ^^^^^ get a hockey mask


          • #6
            You poor thing! I hope you feel better! I'm sure there are suits of armor listed on Ebay. . .
            You're trying to do something normal people wouldn't do because they're terrified they might fail. -Boyd Martin


            • #7
              Oh lord, Stay in BED tomorrow!


              • #8
                I am so sorry to hear about your face....But I am laughing over here, thanks for sharing...and I would get a hockey mask.


                • Original Poster

                  Suit of armor? Oh dear heaven, no! Can you imagine hitting the electric fence wearing a suit of armor?!?!?

                  I made it through morning chores in one piece, but the previous two incidents were in the evening, so I'm not ready to relax yet. I will say this, though: I will NOT be riding my horse tonight! (He's been off for 2 weeks with an abscess and is FINALLY ok to ride.)
                  Against My Better Judgement: A blog about my new FLF OTTB
                  Do not buy a Volkswagen. I did and I regret it.
                  VW sucks.


                  • #10
                    Empathetic OUCH'es on the sling-shotted halter to the face deal. I was there a few months ago. Wound up getting 3 stitches in the eyebrow that would NOT stop bleeding. It was lovely.

                    Break out the bubble wrap to get you thru the day
                    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by amastrike View Post
                      Suit of armor? Oh dear heaven, no! Can you imagine hitting the electric fence wearing a suit of armor?!?!?
                      There was a thread here about guinea pig suits of armor, so Im sure you could find insulated armor
                      Tack Cleaning/All-Things-Tack nut
                      ~DQ wanna-be~


                      • Original Poster

                        I survived, although I did end Tuesday pretty sick with a bad cold... still dealing with it, but better that than some catastrophic horse accident!
                        Against My Better Judgement: A blog about my new FLF OTTB
                        Do not buy a Volkswagen. I did and I regret it.
                        VW sucks.


                        • #13
                          i was wondering if you were still alive. good job.
                          Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.


                          • #14
                            After the 3rd thing happens, buy a lottery ticket. your luck needs to change.


                            • #15
                              Suggestion - don't look really, really closely at your horse's pastern. I already did that today.

                              TG my guy put his foot right back down, then looked down at me. Nothing hurt but my pride...
                              But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson


                              • #16
                                I must have gotten your bad luck.

                                1) I ran over my dog - Well I rolled over my dog. He is 18 years old and was laying in front of the car, I didn't know he was in front of the car and the kids were fighting causing a distraction or else I usually look for him. I pulled forward out of the carport and heard a small squealing sound. My Oldest got out and said I ran over the dog. Panic ensues, the youngest bursts into tears, the oldest and I jack up the car and the dog climbs out and wanders off. After a quick vet check today he is just fine. He is not injured except for a swollen nose. I ran over my dogs nose! The clearance under my car is high enough I didn't hit him, just squished his nose. Poor guy is ok.

                                2) The rearview mirror on my truck fell off while I was coming up the hill..

                                3) My side mirror on my car got sideswiped by the electric pole when I got a little too close.

                                -sigh- It has to get better right??
                                Chambermaid to....


                                • #17
                                  Yikes, glad to hear your dog is ok. How scary! Yes, bad things come in threes... three dozens as far as I can tell. Resistance is futile, etc, ad nauseum.
                                  Please don't try to be a voice of reason. It's way more fun to spin things out of control. #BecauseCOTH - showhorsegallery


                                  • #18
                                    He is doing great. 100% his old self. Nothing seems to slow him down.
                                    Chambermaid to....