Jazzy- she is a nice looking girl... good luck with everything!!!
As far as footwear- I usually always wear boots because I don't want to get my "street" shoes dirty. However I have still gotten hurt while wearing boots. My horse once stepped on my foot (I had western style riding boots on) and slightly turned- my middle toe nail poped right off!!! NO LIE. So what Im trying to say is just because you are wearing boots doesnt mean you wont get hurt.