Post # 1
I’m wondering how many ladies who ride horses wear their rings while riding, or just around the barn? I’ve ridden most of my life but had been taking a break for most of the time I’ve been with my fiancé, for various reasons. I’m finally at a point where I will be riding regularly again so I’m starting to wonder what to do about my ring (will be rings in 21 days!) So far I’ve been wearing my e ring to ride. I always wear gloves so I feel like my ring is relatively safe. I do worry about something happening (injury wise) and my ring needing to be cut off. I’m not a fan of that. But I’m also not a fan of leaving my ring in my car or something while I ride, or leaving it at home the whole day if I’m going to ride after work. My fiancé suggested this morning that I get a plain band to wear sometimes, which I think is what we will end up doing.
So what do you ladies do?
Post # 3
I used to ride all of the time, not so much now as I don’t have much time for it anymore. But when I worked at the stable and rode I always took my rings off. I was just too paranoid! My hands always got filthy, sometimes wet, and it just made me too nervous. I did wear gloves sometimes and that made me nervous also because I was scared the ring would slide off when I took then off, LOL, so in general it just made me nervous so I left them at home or locked in a safe place in my car!
Post # 4
@MistySoda: I never wear my rings when riding or in the barn. I just don’t want to mess the rings ( or my fingers) up! You can wear them on a necklace while you ride if you still want them on your person, but not on your hands!
Post # 5
If I am going to the barn from home then I will usually leave my ring home. If, like you said, I am going straight from work then I wear it and just flip it around. I feel like it is safer this way haha. I also always wear gloves.
Are you thinking a plain band just because you won’t care as much if it gets cut off? The only thing is that I would probably forget to put it on in the morning before work on days when I am going to the barn. Maybe you are better at changing your routine than I am though. 🙂
Post # 6
I guess I’m like everybody above…if I can avoid it, I definitely try not to wear it period. I have a very delicate Verragio and I just worry about the rock popping out, losing a side stone or getting the prongs snagged. But if I’m coming from work I’d rather have it on my finger than in the car or around my neck.
My biggest worry is during grooming. I have an Arabian with a long mane and I use Cowboy Magic detangler almost daily; that stuff makes my ring roll around on my finger, ahhh! I’ve put my ring in my pocket when I squirt it into my palm, but that makes FI nervous as well. Sometimes you just can’t win 🙂
Post # 7
@MistySoda: I’m a previously-horsey bee… this thread made my heart hurt a little bit! I miss it!
I would get a chain with a really secure clasp and wear my ring around my neck while at the barn. That way there is no need to leave it behind, but it isn’t on your finger to get dirty, or have a stone fall out, etc.
Post # 8
I don’t wear my e-ring when I ride because I worry about damaging it. I would be willing to wear a plain band. I take off my ring for all exercise activities that involve my hands and leave it in my purse. An issue to consider with a necklace is that you want something that will break easily if it gets caught in an emergency, like a fall, but then you could end up losing the ring. I found a “wrist wallet” at TJ Maxx today, like an armband with a zippered pouch- maybe something like that would be a safe way to keep your ring with you at the barn.
Post # 9
@Regan7312: At my old barn I would leave stuff in my car. But I’d worked there for years and I had a safe place to keep my keys so I felt a bit better about doing it there.
@Mrs_Amanda: Putting them on a necklace is a good idea!
@Kir32: Yeah, basically a plain band wouldn’t be as easy to hurt (both my rings are coverd in diamonds) and I won’t care if it does get scratched up or something. And if it does ever need to be cut off, it doesn’t have the monetary and senimental value my other rings do. You make a good point though, I’m terrible at remembering things so I probably would forget a lot.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
I work with horses all day and I don’t wear mine to work or ride. not only do I not want to damage the ring, but I also have a coworker who lost a finger because her ring got pulled by reins and cut through the finger. So, it’s not even close to worth it.
Post # 11
Horse riding 101 is to never wear something that can get caught up in straps/halters/whatever.
I never wore rings when I was working with horses.
Post # 12
I don’t wear my rings when I ride or at the barn
Post # 13
@MistySoda: I would just wear it on my necklace. Both my husband and I do that in any situations where we aren’t comfortable having them on our hands.
I used to ride…but dont anymore. Makes me sad…. 🙁
Post # 14
@MistySoda: I haven’t ridden for a long time, but if, sorry when (whenever that maybe) I ride again, I wouldn’t wear them IDK but I don’t wear them when doing any excercise,
Post # 15
@MistySoda: I have a sterling travel ring, so sometimes I’ll wear that if i am doing a lot of barn chores or riding for a long time. I’ve worn my wedding ring to ride before and it’s fine! It even has pave diamonds and they do hold up. I clean it well afterwards though.
Post # 16
didn’t read the comments before I wrote… yikes! Maybe i better reconsider. 🙂