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    11-04-2012, 09:19 PM
  #11
Weanling
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Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
I have a pair of steel toed running shoes as well. They were just the cat's meow when I was training my OTStd to watch where she put her feet! I've been stepped on many times with those shoes and nary a problem. It's awfully funny to see the horse react when he is standing crooked (on one of my feet) and I haul off and kick him with my other foot! LOL.
HAHAHAH!! That is very funny! I thought falling the way I did was funny too. It was superfast the way I went down.

But when I looked at the tip of my boot, I knew I dodged one. And we weren't THAT deep in the dark yet...still had light from the arena behind us.

Problem is, I think, she wants to rush back to her nice safe barn and she's not following my pace.. In fact, this is the first horse that did this...kind of rushed me while we walk.

I have to ask my instructor if she's being pushy or if she's rushing because it's night and she doesn't like it and how to handle it in the dark. I like to do what I call the old lady walk and walk real slow then speed faster, slower...to make her walk my pace and concentrate on me. I better get stronger boots fast!
     
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    11-04-2012, 09:27 PM
  #12
Trained
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Originally Posted by wild old thing    
I have to ask my instructor if she's being pushy or if she's rushing because it's night and she doesn't like it and how to handle it in the dark. I like to do what I call the old lady walk and walk real slow then speed faster, slower...to make her walk my pace and concentrate on me. I better get stronger boots fast!
Yup, if a horse rushes me, I walk that much slower. I will even stop and not go anywhere until the horse settles down. It can take a while, but it's needed. I have also turned the horse around and walked the other way. Whatever works -- she's got to listen to you. Whether she is doing it because she scared of the boogieman or because she wants to go home - she still has to set her pace to yours.

Unless she's young and never been in the dark before, or has a vision problem, I doubt the dark is the problem. It's more likely she just wants to go home, and it could be that her schedule has changed somewhat and she figures she should have been in the barn an hour earlier. (Stupid time change!)
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    11-04-2012, 09:30 PM
  #13
Trained
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
I would NOT recommend steel-toed boots for working around horses. I've heard horror stories about them crushing down on feet and requiring surgery to free your toes.
Equiniphile -- better that some impact is taken by the steel insert than it all be taken by my foot then. At least I would still have toes to free, as opposed to five flaps of flattened skin and bone. I have never heard of this happening. It'd have to be a heck of a lot of pressure to do that.
     
    11-05-2012, 12:05 AM
  #14
Trained
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Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
I have a pair of steel toed running shoes as well. They were just the cat's meow when I was training my OTStd to watch where she put her feet! I've been stepped on many times with those shoes and nary a problem. It's awfully funny to see the horse react when he is standing crooked (on one of my feet) and I haul off and kick him with my other foot! LOL.
I forgot about that...Skechers makes some really cute steel-toed sneakers.
     
    11-05-2012, 12:18 AM
  #15
Banned
I never wear steel toed boots....been stepped on plenty in my short Blundstones, Australian made, have elasticated sides, look great under jeans, just like a good working/riding boot, no laces....my current pair has lasted 10 years! Average $180-210 new, tread lasts forever, good heel for riding......and you can get them in steel toe.......pretty much the Aussie/kiwi farm/riding boot.....my BO is getting o,d and saw my boots and said, 'my grandpa used to wear boots like those, where'd ya get em, I'm tired of bending over for laces!'

Another thing.....I just need to put my toe on my spur to pull them off!
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Ps. Steel toes when riding can cause ingrown toenails......I found out the hard way!!
     
    11-06-2012, 08:45 PM
  #16
Trained
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Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
Ps. Steel toes when riding can cause ingrown toenails......I found out the hard way!!
Steel toed footware do not cause ingrown toenails. You'd have to be wearing footware that is waaaaay too small.
     
    11-06-2012, 09:25 PM
  #17
Started
I was always told not to use steel toed boots around horses because the purpose of the steel cap is to sever the toes if a heavy object (e.g. A concrete slab) falls on them, so they can be reattached rather than being crushed flat. That's why they're used in the construction industry but are banned at a number of (racing) stables I know of. I'd get a good pair of leather boots instead - I've had my toes trodden on by large horses before and, even with my broken ones, it isn't that bad so long as you have proper footwear.
     
    11-06-2012, 10:29 PM
  #18
Trained
Oh my Lord! Where is this stuff coming from? The purpose of steel toed boots is to severe the toes rather than crush them? Not likely!

Have any of you guys ever worked construction? Have you ever had anything heavier than a horse land on your toe? Or how about a cutting tool? Steel toed boots are to prevent damage to the toes, not determine what kind of damage is inflicted. Years ago, someone figured out that if something lands behind the steel toe cap, the foot could be damaged, so they put in meta-tarsil plates to protect the upperfoot. So, does that mean that the meta-tarsil plate is there to prevent crushing of the foot, but severing at the ankle? NO! Oh, and what about steel sole inserts? Those must be to localize potential damage to... to... to... to what exactly?

Wow. I'm sorry, but I just am totally floored by the mumbo-jumbo on this thread. Better to be crushed than severed; better to be severed than crushed. The point of steel protection is PROTECTION!

No way can anyone ever cover every aspect of safety. You can wear a helmet and still break your neck. You can wear steel toed footware and still loose your foot. There is no way to put someone in a rubber room, except to actually put them in a rubber room.
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    11-06-2012, 10:50 PM
  #19
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Originally Posted by NorthernMama    
Oh my Lord! Where is this stuff coming from? The purpose of steel toed boots is to severe the toes rather than crush them? Not likely!

Have any of you guys ever worked construction? Have you ever had anything heavier than a horse land on your toe? Or how about a cutting tool? Steel toed boots are to prevent damage to the toes, not determine what kind of damage is inflicted. Years ago, someone figured out that if something lands behind the steel toe cap, the foot could be damaged, so they put in meta-tarsil plates to protect the upperfoot. So, does that mean that the meta-tarsil plate is there to prevent crushing of the foot, but severing at the ankle? NO! Oh, and what about steel sole inserts? Those must be to localize potential damage to... to... to... to what exactly?

Wow. I'm sorry, but I just am totally floored by the mumbo-jumbo on this thread. Better to be crushed than severed; better to be severed than crushed. The point of steel protection is PROTECTION!

No way can anyone ever cover every aspect of safety. You can wear a helmet and still break your neck. You can wear steel toed footware and still loose your foot. There is no way to put someone in a rubber room, except to actually put them in a rubber room.
I've had a block of marble land on my toe I've worked for my father shifting a lot of stuff (anywhere between 300kg and 3t) and have always worn steel toed boots then. But a steel toe has an edge, an edge can bend and cut - and there have been a number of people who have experienced partial severing from steel-toed boots (whether or not the boots met safety standards I don't know). And none of the boots I've ever had (all met Australian safety standards but all at least 10 years old) have metatarsal plates so this may be what's contributing to those incidents...
     
    11-06-2012, 10:59 PM
  #20
Showing
Wildoldthing, try soaking the toe of the boot then pushing it back in to shape and stuffing it with newspaper. Allow a week for it to dry. You can change the paper if necessary. It worked for me with cowboy boots.
     

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