Friday, July 17, 2009

Why Not...

I just entered my next rodeo this afternoon. It's a week away.

See the pretty yellow bandage Moon is sporting now?...


Yep, not two hours after I entered, Megan and I left the yard on horseback. We made it all the way to the arena, where I leaned over to unlatch the gate and open it from horseback and the next thing I know, Moon is flying backwards and his front foot is NOT...
He gets it yanked free and I see blood spurting. I jumped off, flipped the flap of skin hanging back up and apply pressure.

Am I freaking JINXED? Are the gods messing with me?

Thankfully, it is not as bad as the picture looks, but it was definitely a bleeder. Megan held Moon at the gate while I jumped on Frosty and long-trotted back to the house, hooked up the trailer and went back up to haul Moon home.

Megan and I have opened this gate a hundred times from our horses and I never EVER dreamed a horse could get hurt on it. It's just a metal panel gate on a big wheel.

After I got Moon's foot packed with wound powder and bandaged I went over and looked at it. The only damn thing I can figure is that when I pulled the gate toward me, rather than step away from it, Moon stepped back and his foot got hung on the bolt that holds the wheel on. It's located directly under the bottom rung of the panel.

I swear! Only Moon could do something like that.

So come Monday, I will take a look and see if that flap of skin re-attached and decide if he will be ready to run this next weekend.

At least this evening he is traveling sound on it.


On a lighter note...after that fiasco, Megan and I decided since the trailer was already hooked up to just load the other three and haul them up to the arena to finish riding.

She took a little video clip of Frosty...
video

Megan was rather disappointed, she was pretty excited to ride Frosty for the first time and then her ride got cut short. Oh well, she will have lots of opportunities to ride him yet.

10 comments:

Paint Girl said...

So sorry to hear Moon hurt himself! Especially since you just signed up for another rodeo! Hope he will be ok so you can ride him.
Frosty looks good!

Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

How much for Frosty? LOL Jk. But seriously he looks like a really nice gelding!!

That really sucks about Moon but I hope that he will be ready to run next weekend...and the arena will be dry as a popcorn fart! LOL ...sorry...that is an old family expression...we're a classy bunch! lol It is amazing how horses find a way to hurt themselves! I'm sure in a few days it will look like nothin'.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Oh my goodness!!! If it's going to happen it would be you and now of course!! OH Lordy!! Well lets pray that its a fast healer...Stupid gates LOL!! I always think that they get hurt on the simple stuff..

Mrs Mom said...

Holy Crap- Moon has a case of "Clutzyassiosis" going on there! Smack his hams and tell him to knock it off already! ;)

Hope he heals up PDQ for you there BECG.

Said it before- will say it again- you have some darn fine horses there woman!

Leah Fry said...

I think they all spend their whole lives looking for a place to die. Jaz gets hurt on sharp air.

cdncowgirl said...

omg isn't that just the way? Silly horses. Kimfer's gelding cut himself on a corral panel... so much for worrying about the barb wire
(ooops better knock wood on that!!)
Hope Moon heals up PDQ and you have a good rodeo!

Melanie said...

Those little nicks can sometimes bleed out like a stuck pig, can't they??? Not fun! Frosty is definitely a nice boy, and if I lived closer and was not in school.....

C-ingspots said...

It's always something!! Glad it wasn't serious though. Frosty looks like he's going well - he's a good looking boy.
You're lucky to have that arena so close to home - looks like a nice place to work.

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Horses have an unbelievable way of hurting themselves on virtually anything! I hope it heals up by the rodeo!

Jumper said...

Oh no! Sorry your mare hurt herself! It's not a matter of IF something like that is going to happen, it's WHEN is it going to happen?

I've been reading your blog for a while and I love it, keep it up!