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post #11 of 48 Old 03-23-2012, 02:04 PM
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OUch!

I am going to second DreamCatcher...

I was leading my own horse out of a mare motel on a windy day and there were some blankets hanging on one of gates. A big gust of wind came through and my horse took a big jump(he was a big bronco anyhow) and landed right on my foot, I was wearing boots, then slid off. I turned him out, sat down on the arena drag and carefully pulled my boot and sock off....three of my toenails came with it....I am usually not squimish, but something about toenails and fingernails coming out flips me out. I passed out, what a wimp! LOL.

Just last weekend, I had a little 400lb steer stomp all over me. My foot is black and blue and swelled up. I can't get a shoe, let alone a boot on right now.

So I can't even imagine going barefoot and getting stepped on.....

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post #12 of 48 Old 03-23-2012, 02:09 PM
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over the summer its almost impossible for me to wear shoes let alone boots. I know this is a terrible thing to do but summer no matter where we go I am barefooted. Even riding. Its just something I do. Yes its a risk I take and yes I gladly take the risk. I have been stomped and jumped on barefooted and it barely left a mark. Mainly because my horses know their cues to move off and do so when asked. And I also don't let them walk around in my space. When they are in my space they stand still. Its just how it is. Occasionally like when bathing horses. And one doesn't like being bathed and it rears. I've had one squash my foot with their back foot while rearing and jerking back, and I don't get even a bruise. Maybe because im lucky, or maybe because I have tough feet? Or maybe because all of my horses are barefoot. The world shall never know.
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post #13 of 48 Old 03-23-2012, 02:28 PM
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I turned him out, sat down on the arena drag and carefully pulled my boot and sock off....three of my toenails came with it....I am usually not squimish, but something about toenails and fingernails coming out flips me out. I passed out, what a wimp! LOL.
OMG! That totally freaks me out, too. I'm sure I would have passed out, as well. Wow.
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post #14 of 48 Old 03-23-2012, 02:45 PM
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I talked to a farrier that would not allow her clients to hold their own horses with improper footwear while she worked. She wasn't so strict on the rules until one particular incident. A client was wearing flip flops while holding her horse for a trim. The farrier asked her politely to get proper footwear, the client refused and insisted that she did this all the time and was perfectly safe. -famous last words... Her horse stepped on her and off popped one of her toes -literally, so gross! So the farrier would not under any pleas/arguments/insisting from clients allow anyone to hold a horse that did not wear protective footwear. Kind of like, no shirt, no shoes, no service
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post #15 of 48 Old 03-23-2012, 02:49 PM
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I was banding in tennis shoes and got stepped on the day before a show... My entire foot turned black and blue!

I still wear tennis shoes. I do have barn shoes but sometimes I forget... it's easy to do when the barn is right at your house... sometimes I happen to be outside in my flops and then I see my horse looking cute and wander down to say hi...then climb the fence for a hug...

I will admit, I'm scared when my toes are bare!
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post #16 of 48 Old 03-23-2012, 07:55 PM
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My barn owner won't let anyone, including her own family, into the barn with flip flops or sandals. I wear heavy duty muck boots or cowboy boots even in the summer in 90 degree heat. I have been stepped on by many horses and have been so thankful for those type of shoes.


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post #17 of 48 Old 03-23-2012, 07:59 PM
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Yuck!! That's gross!

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I've been stepped on in my flippy floppies. Lost a large toenail
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When I first saw the picture I was like "Oh my God wow that must have hurt!!" I'm guilty of wearing flip flops to the barn but now I never will again. It's not worth it.

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