Monday, August 17, 2009

What happens when I walk one way

...and my horse walks the other way.

I was leading Armani. He saw an irresistible patch of grass. I wasn't paying attention and got the rope around my hands. This is what happened: little rope-burns all over both hands.

They aren't too bad. But at the time it hurt badly enough that I thrust both hands into his slobbery water bucket to cool them. The little burns on my finger tips making typing challenging. Not to mention the embarrassment of making a "beginner" mistake. Now I know why they told me to always be careful with the lead rope in 4-H.

9 comments:

Kate said...

Ouch! Feel better soon!

Grey Horse Matters said...

That looks painful, hope it heals soon.

SprinklerBandit said...

I had that happen once when I didn't wear gloves while lunging a silly horse.

Yeah, I like gloves.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Ouch! Two things we suggest to handlers: NEVER wrap that lead rope around your hand...ever... and don't be afraid to let go - you can always catch the animal. And try using only cotton lead ropes. They don't last as long but they won't give you those nasty rope burns!

Stephanie said...

ouch! those may not be big but they sure do hurt! Hope they heal quickly!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Ouch! I hate that. I've had my share as a kid. Mostly from lunge lines.

Jaya said...

Ouch! Hope your fingers heal up quickly.

Kritter Keeper said...

split rock is so very right. what about wearing riding gloves while working with armani? i wear gloves when lunging blue as he can be a handful in the beginning. i hope you heal soon. take care!

Suzie (Echo) said...

Ouch! Good advert for not having the rope around your hands. Hope they get better soon!