Originally Posted by IwantDezasso
I'm not sure how true this is but I was told if you try to stick as close to the horse as possible rather then kind of lingering beside them they have less power behind the e.g kick. This is a bit hard to explain but kind of get in front of the hind leg and put your arm/shoulder right up against the front of the leg. Then they will move forward or sideways sometimes to kick and in the process move you out of the way rather then doing you any real damage. I have been in your position before and doing this always make me feel more confident and in control. I hope this makes some sense.
I second this. The closer you are to the horse, the less power they can get behind a kick. They can still step on you, but I'd rather be stepped on that kicked, personally.
Lean right up against their leg. Sometimes if you put your weight against the leg the horse is more inclined to give you the foot.