What can I say, my husband spoiled me when he bought my engagement ring. It is a beautiful solitaire, but it doesn't fit well under my riding gloves. My wedding ring is much flatter, but it sometimes pinches the skin on my finger under my gloves. If I go to the barn directly from my house, I simply take my rings off and leave them at home, but if I go directly from work, I take my rings off once I get to the barn before I tack up.
Usually I leave them in my brush box, but yesterday for some reason I absentmindedly left them on the corner of my closed trunk lid. Lucy, Cairo and I went out and had a lovely long trail ride and returned just before dusk. I turned her out in the grass paddock while I did some tack room organizing, including taking a towel and briskly wiping all of the dust off the top of my trunk. I forgot that my rings were sitting right on the edge of the trunk and in my cleaning frenzy, they were flung straight across the tack room, landing in the back corner under a little tack cart. I happily continued with the cleaning, not realizing what I had done until all the horses were in and fed, and it was time to go home. I realized I didn't have my rings on and went to get them out of my brush box, where I normally put them...except they weren't there. I couldn't remember where I had set them down so I spent the next 45 minutes frantically searching the entire barn. I still can't believe I found them because they were very well hidden.
Do you wear your rings when you ride? If not, where do you store them? A friend suggested I put them on my necklace if I'm wearing one, and that's certainly a better idea than leaving them out in the open unattended at the barn while I'm out gallivanting around the trails for hours!