On one of the other boards, someone posted a freak incident with a curb hook. I thought I’d share something I’d never thought could happen.
Ages ago, I had saddled my horse, and sent him into the arena while I closed the gate (normal routine for us, he just stands and waits). While I was closing the gate, he reached around to itch his side and managed to get the shank of his bit hooked thru the stirrup. Fortunately for me, he’s not prone to panic, so just stood until I got him out of it. I no longer just send him off on his own. :eek:
I tell you, they’ll always find a way to give you a heart attack.