Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Saturday evening after letting Rio graze for awhile outside, I let him nose up to his brother while I put his blanket on. Of course, that meant I was throwing the blanket over from his right side instead of the left. I'm completely NOT good at doing things from the wrong side. So the first attempt left the blanket barely over him. I stepped closer to throw it the rest of the way over him at the exact same moment he stepped out toward me with his hind end. Right square on top of my big toe/ball of my foot. Ouch.
Thankfully, Rio is barefoot behind, and my rubber floor offer some cushion as compared to say, a concrete floor. Nothing seems to be broken or anything. But it is sore! So much for getting back to running this weekend. Bummer.
How could I have avoided this you ask? By properly attaching my horse to the crossties and blanketing from the correct side. Just a friendly reminder from the equine universe to always pay attention and not take short cuts when it comes to safely handling our pony friends. Thanks universe. Sheesh.
Have you ever found yourself in a similar predicament? Did you learn from it, or no? I probably haven't.