Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Wow, yee - oooouch! Bet that was fun.
I almost always wear my boots, except bareback, I just can't imagine riding bareback w shod feet.
I think if your number is up to get stepped on - its up. I have been stepped on w "full weight bearing" hoovsies twice, both times I was in soft mud and only got a bruised tootsie. However, I had the heel of my boot took the impact of my horse as he landed from jumping a bridge he felt was not engineered properly or something; that was excruciating, but by darn I had boots on!
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.