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User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

I can't possibly be the unluckiest person on a.net, so I made this thread to (hopefully) prove that I am not  grumpy 

Well, I just recovered from spraining my foot because a horse stepped on it when I took it in from the grazing pen... fine, dandy.

Yesterday, i had a riding lesson which was also fine and dandy. I decided to stay around to help the horsekeeper out a little, muck out, feed and let the horses out to the pen. Also went fine and dandy. I helped mucking, getting more hay, etc.

Some of the girls decided to go riding and asked me if I wanted to help them groom one of the horses, put a saddle on it and so on. I said yes, and started working...

THE #�%&/ THING BIT ME!!!  mad  Got a hold of my thumb and just held on to it  eek  When it finally let go, I had a huge bruise and a little wound which I had to clean...

I finished, the girls went off with the horse, and I was asked to take the horses in for lunch...

I got one of the ridingschool horses by the halter, I went to get a rope on it, and WHACK! He laid his ear back and just stomped on my foot- that had just healed..  crying 

Needless to say, the foot is neatly wrapped up in bandages and I'm back on crutches... and I'm wondering WHY it's NEVER my own horse that hurts me, but the bloody mean riding school horses... I'm starting to think they're just plain nasty  Yeah sure

So a.netters... what's your most recent injury? And please tell me it's as bad/worse than mine, luckwise Big grin

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User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3368 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

Wow, sorry to hear about all that bad luck. Ever considered swapping horses for goldfish?


Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

Not to make light of your grief but it occurs to me that if cars are causing global warming it is probably worth it just to get rid of horses.

Most recent injury? Mucking out a culvert all silted up from winter floods. Jammed my ring finger against the metal end of the culvert splitting a chunk out of the nail clear up past Oregon! I said a couple of naughty words and kept on working. Bled a good deal too. I hope not to do such a thing again.



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

Not recent, but when I was 14, I was on my school's football (soccer for the Yanks) team, and was pretty much the best player on the team, even if I do say so myself. I was the designated penalty taker and I'd never missed a penalty. We'd won the regional inter-school cup 2 years on the trot, and in my 3rd and alst year, I was nominated as team captain.

First game of the season and I was side-swiped by some arsehole defender from the other school, his studs embedding themselves in my right calf, and causing me a triple break in my right ankle. I missed the rest of the season, and the team lost in the final after missing a penalty.

Two years after that, and I'd taken up Squash and gotten quite good at it, playing in a local league. I got through to the semi-finals of the local league comp, and rebroke the same ankle while practising the night before the semi-final.

Three years after that, I was in my car heading along the A40 near Oxford, just past Witney, and I got hit head-on by a drunk driver. I was mostly fine, but my right ankle was broken again, but it was more of a shattering than a break. The doctors decided to put pins in it. After two months in plaster, the doctors realised that it wasn't setting right, and so had to rebreak it to reset the pins and set it right again.

I've never played football or squash since, as it hurts quite a lot after a while when running on it. And when the weather is cold or damp, it hurts like a mofo.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2404 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 1):
Ever considered swapping horses for goldfish?

 Big grin


User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

My latest is from one of my cats,
Jap, change the pet!!!!

I just played with the cat's belly too much, so it thought.

regards,
LO231



Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21620 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

It is obvious that word has gotten around the horse community that you are persona non grata. You must atone for this be travelling to the steppes of Mongolia and meeting for meditation and spirituality lessons with the descendents of the original Mongolian horsemen. Only then shall you be welcome among the Equinity.

Or you could try goldfish, as suggested above. Those seem pretty safe. And get better soon.  Smile

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Quoting Jap (Thread starter):
I'm wondering WHY it's NEVER my own horse that hurts me

She loves you too much?  Wink

Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 1):
Ever considered swapping horses for goldfish?

Hehe great idea Big grin

Quoting Jap (Thread starter):
what's your most recent injury?

A bruised ego, when your horse threw me off - twice  Sad



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 1):
Wow, sorry to hear about all that bad luck. Ever considered swapping horses for goldfish?

Knowing my luck, i'd drown in the bowl/tank  sigh 

How lucky can you be when you get a kid like Martin practically sticking to you for the entire AMS meet anyway (I kept hoping he'd fall over and get knocked out when he tried out Jurgen's camera) ?!  Silly

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 3):
Reply 3

Wow, that's terrible  Sad


User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 7):
A bruised ego, when your horse threw me off - twice Sad

 rotfl  Kevin still claims he wants to have a go- you'd better wish him luck Big grin

next time, let me lunge her a little until she's not jumpy, and I bet you anything you can get on without a problem  Smile If you dare  devil 


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

Quoting Jap (Reply 9):
next time, let me lunge her a little until she's not jumpy, and I bet you anything you can get on without a problem If you dare

Of course, id love to give it another go. This time, you hold the camera  Wink



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Sounds like you are very unlucky Jap, perhaps consider buying a lotto ticket because I think your quota of bad luck must have run out  Wink

As for injuries, well I've never properly broken anything *touch wood* but probably the most painful injury I've had was when I was at home alone looking after my parents place in September 2004. They'd gone away leaving me at home and were slightly on tenterhooks about it because they'd gone away earlier in the month leaving me home alone and the garage got broken into and $20,000 of stuff was stolen!
Anyway, I was working in my Dad's office one night and was going to the kitchen and I managed to catch my big left toe on one of the most fasteners that holds carpet down under doorframes (if that makes sense). My toe was flicked back very rapidly somehow and I heard a click. Didn't feel too much pain but the thing swelled up like a balloon that evening almost doubling in size and going bright purple. By bedtime I was hobbling around a little and went to bed although couldn't sleep as whenever my toe moved as I rolled in my sleep I was woken by the pain. Awoke in agony ready to go to work and could barely move. I called my neighbour who lives about 300yrds away and hobbled down there in about 30mins and she took me to the hospital. Was told it was broken and there was little I could do. Went to work wearing a suit with a dress shoe and wearing a flip flop on the other foot!! It cleared up pretty fast and within a week I was moving around just fine.



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

Quoting Jap (Reply 9):
next time, let me lunge her a little until she's not jumpy, and I bet you anything you can get on without a problem If you dare

I have four cats, sometimes it's difficult to keep them tame.

Jap, I love horses for their beauty, but I'm scared like a Bajeeeeezus of them and they feel it.

I rode one in Dominican Republic, you know, the medium ones, and mine thought: " I'm the boss" and bit evey single horse in the group that tried to overtake us. Then I thought: don't mess with the puppy

I want to ride on one, you know, like in a closed space, but... Thats my fear? Irreasonable, I know, but it's there...

Regards,
LO231



Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

As my late father said: "A horse is a dangerous animal, which aims to take the life from people getting to close to it!" (This from the grandson of a farrier and blacksmith). Big grin

Jan


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3770 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Quoting Jap (Thread starter):
THE #�%&/ THING BIT ME!!!

Stay away from animals that are so large that simply kicking them won't help.

Anyway, my latest (bad) injury was a couple of months ago (yay, it's been awhile, looks like my streak of bad luck is over...). I rolled over my bare toe with my desk chair. Ripped the nail right off. Hurt like hell. Bled like the river styx too...

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 13):
As my late father said: "A horse is a dangerous animal, which aims to take the life from people getting to close to it!" (This from the grandson of a farrier and blacksmith). Big grin

It's actually true Big grin To horses, we're nothing more than predators, no matter how close we get and how much we get them to trust us  Wink So it'd only be natural if they tried to kill us all the time (I saw the farrier get kicked in the bum yesterday, actually  Wink He was ok afterwards, just went mental on the horse)- it's actually quite impressive how much they tolerate/trust us  Silly


User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Quoting Jap (Thread starter):
So a.netters... what's your most recent injury? And please tell me it's as bad/worse than mine, luckwise

You have a day or two to spare?  Smile

Lew


User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Quoting EWS (Reply 16):
You have a day or two to spare? Smile

 rotfl  Well, okay, I hereby withdraw myself from the group nominated to be the most unlucky a.netter  Silly You must be the natural choice  Wink


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 14):
Stay away from animals that are so large that simply kicking them won't help.

One real problem is that horses have the memory and span of attention of a goldfish.

If a horse bites you and you hit it with a hammer it has already forgotten that it bit you and does not know why you hit it with a hammer. What hammer?

If you catch a horse in the act of biting you and hit it with a hammer you might give it an aversion to biting you. This is because their analytical powers are such that it starts out to take a bite then remembers that you taste like being hit with a hammer.

What hammer?

Don't get the idea from this that I don't like horses. I'm a guy. That is why I don't like horses. Guys don't like horses.

What hammer?



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 18):
SlamClick

Hmm, I don't know... they're able to remember people and they remember everything you teach them- if you teach it not to bite you (properly, not hitting it- if it bites you again, it's in self defense because it thinks you'll hurt it...), it'll also remember.

Also, they tend to remember surroundings EXACTLY as they were... I'll give you an example.

I had to take my horse to the paddock. She went in there fine, but when I returned to bring her back into the stables, they were arranging a dirt path nearby, and thus, a pile of dirt had formed, by the paddock. Well, I grabbed her, and we started walking towards the stables- the second she saw the pile of dirt, she slammed her hooves into the ground, and just stood there, frozen, until I reassured her that the big, bad pile of dirt wasn't going to hurt her Big grin

She also have the same problem when someone's put jumping equipment that's not usually there up in the riding pen.

She also remembers the place she threw Lee off quite well- the second we get to the EXACT spot, she speeds up a little.

So saying horses have poor memory is not really true  Wink


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

Quoting Jap (Reply 19):
She also remembers the place she threw Lee off quite well- the second we get to the EXACT spot, she speeds up a little.

Great....  Sad

Better bring my crash helmet  Wink



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 20):
Great.... Sad

Better bring my crash helmet

Not really, we don't really go into that pen anymore, so if you do choose to get on her again, they have an inside riding pen that she's 100% ok with Big grin


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Quoting Jap (Reply 19):
(properly, not hitting it-

Oh, don't get me wrong. The hammer is not for training. The hammer is only to get their attention for the lesson at hand.

Animals do have a remarkable memory for things that affect their lives, not ours. We had a dog on the ranch that remembered every single place on fifty miles of backroads where he'd ever seen a deer. He would always be on the correct side of the pickup to see if there was still one there.

I might have a little more respect for horses if I hadn't had such a time keeping my sister's animals from running INTO the burning barn.



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3302 posts, RR: 30
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Quoting Jap (Thread starter):
So a.netters... what's your most recent injury? And please tell me it's as bad/worse than mine, luckwise

Oh, I'm sure it's worse: I dislocated my right shoulder back in April, and to this day, some two months later, it still pains me to sleep every night because there's no possible laying position that gives it enough support...My arm either falls over the side of my body when I lay on the left side (putting a pillow under it doesn't help because it puts unneccesary pressure on the joint, same as if I lay on my back), or I'm laying on the joint if I'm sleeping to the right.

Oh, and it's still so weak, that I can't even push open a door with my right arm...

So yeah, I feel your pain  Wink



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

Quoting Jap (Thread starter):
and I'm wondering WHY it's NEVER my own horse that hurts me, but the bloody mean riding school horses

Perhaps you shouldn't spend your whole time there telling them how wonderful your horse is.  Smile


25 Post contains images YYZflyer : Two days ago I was in the live chat on a.net and my cat just randomly comes in, jumps, and bites me in the arm. She left a cut about an inch long. Aft
26 Post contains images Jap : She IS wonderful Well, at least she hasn't hurt me yet
27 Post contains images David L : Oh well, it's your choice.
28 Kmh1956 : Two years ago, I went to take my flip flops off and there was this humungous Bermuda cockroach next to one of them. (I'm terrified of these cockroache
29 Rolfen : I got bitten by one of these riding school horses. i was a kid (something like 12) and we were making fun of a horse that had a pretty bad reputation.
30 FrancoBlanco : By the way, Lew, how is your knee at the moment? I hope everything is alright! Sebastian
31 Post contains images PlymSpotter : I don't think that I've been unlucky that often, although the occasions that come to mind all envolve bikes; Snapped my wrist in the spinning front wh
32 Piercey : Alright, I have ridden double-black diamond on both my snowboard and snowblades and have done jumps and rails and all that stuff, right? So, I'm on a
33 Post contains images TupolevTu154 : My most recent injury is a severely grazed arm... At school, a couple of people were placying catch, with their bags up against a tree. So me being th
34 Post contains images AirbusA346 : ^^^^^ I Agree Lew does seem to had had a lot of bad luck That is just plain STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I can't think of any thing that really hurt @ th
35 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Nope - the stupid bit was tying the accelerator on full so that it wouldn't keep cuting out
36 Post contains images AirbusA346 : Now that is just even more STUPID!!!!!! What does the damage look like? Tom.
37 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Just as if it had never happened, I've got to say I was lucky that it didn't chip the bone - basically just skinned my middle finger from beneath the
38 Lewis : Sorry to hear that. Maybe you should stop interacting with horses from now on. It seems like there's bad chemistry between you and them.
39 Post contains images AirbusA346 : Even had to finnish the mowing. Tom.
40 Post contains images Jap : On the contraire These two horses were bloody nuts and kick/bite everyone... The one who stepped on my foot before did it by accident And I own a hor
41 Kaddyuk : Hey, My mum used to ride horses ALL the time... Its in my genes...
42 Post contains images Jap : I'm pretty confident she won't throw you off- no need to worry
43 Kaddyuk : I'm not worried, i'm pretty confident... I've ridden horses before, i'm sure it will be a breeze...
44 Post contains images Jap : She has strange ideas about some people (normally the quiet, inconfident types, but that's not exactly you)- but if you lung her first, you're good t
45 Thepilot : Most recent injury was rather stupid. I was lifting weights over my head on a machine, and I loaded it with too much weight. On the seventh repetition
46 Redngold : After I got rammed in the back (and sent flying through the air) by a pony when I was 11 years old, I gave up on the equestrian fantasy. Strangely eno
47 Post contains images Zruda : oh jap, I had a black day for my horse on 1st Jul... I was so stupid, riding her outside where I dont know it and she stepped into a hole. Now one of
48 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Thats EXACTLY what I said! Thank you Lee
49 Post contains images GQfluffy : I don't know about too recent, but it does hurt everyday, and I wear an adjustable knee brace at work most of the time, but 7 years ago I took a puck
50 Post contains images Jap : I hope your poor girl is doing better And I hope the injury can be fixed so you two can jump again- man, that's terrible... I know I'd be absolutely
51 Post contains images BMIFlyer : I had, at school, but I must have been about 12 years old Was I? So did I Lee
52 Post contains images Jap : Hence "hadn't really" A horse can easily tell the difference between an experienced and unexperienced rider (and that sounds awfully wrong... ) Hmm,
53 EWS : Did it with both of mine, and i have to say its 100% effective. Lew
54 Post contains images Jap : It is! She follows me around like a dog after I started it- line or no line So I've started practicing lungeing her without a lead/rope/line... it do
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