Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Truthful Tuesday

I swear I'm a decent horse woman. A crappy rider, yes, but I can take care of a horse. And you know, tack one up without injury to myself or others. Or at least you would think so. You would also think that me being who I am, would always have a supply of band aids in the barn. Well. You'd be wrong in thinking that.

Mondays are always long days. Partially just because they're Mondays, but also because I go to a 5:30 yoga class at my work. It's an hour long, so I don't get home until 7. Fortunately, my horses are used to eating really late, so they handle that just fine. Since the horses had Saturday off due to inclement weather (and their mom needing to do 1000000 things) I didn't want them having Monday off too. By the time I was getting on Romey last night at 9:15, I was a little less focused that I should have been. <<yawn>>

I went to put the bit in his mouth and slid my middle finger between the bars... Only I didn't. Apparently I missed the bars and slid my finger between his teeth. And he bit right down. For awhile. Have I mentioned he's carnivorous?
Try to bite me now Jaws.
I swear I don't really muzzle him... Just when I pick his feet in his stall... and sometimes when I do the girth. Vulture. Anyway, I digress... So I get my finger back which actually isn't all that bad off except for a small cut. Problem with fingers is that even little cuts bleed like crazy. No biggie, I threw the halter over his bridle and tied him back up and went in search of a band aid. Came up empty. Fortunately, I would never be without equine first aid supplies. Found a nice 4x4 and some vet wrap!
I went with red so I wouldn't know if I was bleeding all the way through it. I mean, that's disgusting! Fortunately, by the time I was done in the barn it had stopped hemorrhaging. And I had a nice supply of real bandaids in the house.
So my confession today: I stuck my finger in my horses teeth and have no one to blame but myself.

Do you ever get careless in the barn even though you know that's the worst thing you can ever do? Are you as lax about human first aid items as I am, yet always have a full stocked medicine box for the equine?




10 comments:

  1. My vet actually cut herself on a horse's tooth once. She was feeling to see how bad they were, and they were pretty sharp. She didn't have any bandaids but plenty of cotton and gauze.

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  2. Bobby loves to have his tattoo scratched (yeah, I don't know), but sometimes I'll be playing with it while paying zero attention and accidentally shove my finger right between his front teeth which he obligingly chomps down on.

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    1. Rio likes having his lips scratched, so I guess that's a thing?

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  3. I don't think I've told you this, but I totally have a cyst thing on my foot remaining from when Petunia jumped onto my foot a few weeks ago. You are not alone in this.

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  4. I can relate. Def on the stocked vet kit but not human first aid 😂

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    1. You know you're an equestrian when.... haha!

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  5. I'm pretty sure we have zero human first aid items at the barn. I'd probably also just wrap myself with vet wrap.

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    1. The vet wrap is better anyway. Bandaids keep falling off, but vetwrap stays put!

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