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    05-11-2012, 10:12 AM
  #11
Trained
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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
Bad missy! Flip flops are such a bad idea! Ahh I cannot imagine how your poor feet look!!
Yikes!!! I'm a 60s guy that always wore sandals everywhere until we got horses. Now they're all in a box with my bell bottoms (that my wife won't let me wear)
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    05-11-2012, 10:17 AM
  #12
Showing
Smart wife!!

Man.. if I wore flip flops I'm pretty sure I'd have a whole lot more bruising and broken toe nails than I care to have! Plus a lot of broken flip flops... :P
     
    05-11-2012, 10:21 AM
  #13
Trained
BTW... I also had one time that I was leading a horse and fell flat on my face because it stepped on my untied shoe lace (yet another stupid move).
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    05-11-2012, 10:23 AM
  #14
Green Broke
Only one incident sticks out in my memory.
I was trying to catch my friends 2 year old who had gotten loose. I was putting the halter on her, and she was tossing her head prancing around. All of the sudden she stepped into me, and went down solid on my right foot. Fortunately, I was in soft dirt, but it still chipped a bone (I think it's a metatarsal) It still aches when it gets cold outside.
I'm bad about wearing flip flops out to the barn too. I've even been known to ride in them.
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    05-11-2012, 10:25 AM
  #15
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
BTW... I also had one time that I was leading a horse and fell flat on my face because it stepped on my untied shoe lace (yet another stupid move).
Oh dear... that's pretty bad in terms of clumsy! You seem okay now, so I'm guessing it wasn't too terrible. Speaking of clumsy once I was walking towards a horse's stall, stepped on the corner of a manure fork (clean, thank goodness!) and it flung up and hit the back of my head ! The horse gave me such a look, if they could face palm..

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Originally Posted by flytobecat    
Only one incident sticks out in my memory.
I was trying to catch my friends 2 year old who had gotten loose. I was putting the halter on her, and she was tossing her head prancing around. All of the sudden she stepped into me, and went down solid on my right foot. Fortunately, I was in soft dirt, but it still chipped a bone (I think it's a metatarsal) It still aches when it gets cold outside.
I'm bad about wearing flip flops out to the barn too. I've even been known to ride in them.
Ouch! And another flip flopper.. tsk tsk! :P
     
    05-11-2012, 11:17 PM
  #16
Yearling
Stepped on? Oh my ... I've been stepped on ... 5 ... 8 ... okay, 12 times :p Just got done counting xD

I don't even feel it anymore ...

The worst was the 5th time. Harley, our old horse, landed with all his weight on my foot, pivoted, then pushed off of it. And? I was wearing regular tennis shoes x.x
     
    05-11-2012, 11:31 PM
  #17
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
BTW... I also had one time that I was leading a horse and fell flat on my face because it stepped on my untied shoe lace (yet another stupid move).
Oh, I had something kinda like that too. Horse caught the toe of my shoe as I was trying to hustle my feet out of the way of prancing feet. The momentum from trying to move away kept me going while the shoe stayed stuck under the hoof... down I went in a very ungraceful heap.
Toes were fine, but the pride was bruised.

Skye- Thankfully I don't have any problems with my foot except for wonky toenail issues beyond just being crooked (not pleasant so I'll keep it to myself) but sorry to hear about the bone lump. I can imagine that would be really bothersome and something polish just can't fix.

As for flip flop folks... geeze if I ever tried to wear flip flops around horses I wouldn't even have any toes left!
Flip flops + horses = all kinds of gimpy ugly people feet!
     
    05-11-2012, 11:44 PM
  #18
Trained
Last time I remember was about 9 years ago exactly. I remember because Mr Indy was 3 and going in his first show, the famous Mother's day one (yup, he's in it this year again, a tradition). He was being a stinker about me clipping his left ear, the right one he didn't mind. I was tired of playing around, & his ear was beginning to look like a drunk rat was chewing on it so it was twitch time to finish the job. I called my daughter over to clip his ear while I held the twitch, as I applied it and a nano second before his endorphines kicked in & the zoning out started, he took a step, right on top of my foot. Then he was a zombie, my daughter looks at me, I yell, "JUST HURRY UP!". I swear it took an hour for her to do one ear, she kept saying sorry but I have to even out your clipper tracks, and I am yelling I don't care, just hurry up! In reality it only took her about 2 minutes, but it was enough to leave a perfect purple/blue hoof mark on top of my foot. To be fair, he didn't have all his weight on that foot, it was step forward and landed where it landed, on my foot! UPDATE - he now lets me clip both ears without a twitch, sometimes when he fusses about it, I just have to show him the twitch & he stops fidgeting, smart horse.
     
    05-11-2012, 11:59 PM
  #19
Showing
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Originally Posted by xJumperx    
rley, our old horse, landed with all his weight on my foot, pivoted, then pushed off of it. And? I was wearing regular tennis shoes x.x
Ooof that must have hurt!!


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Originally Posted by Lockwood    
Skye- Thankfully I don't have any problems with my foot except for wonky toenail issues beyond just being crooked (not pleasant so I'll keep it to myself) but sorry to hear about the bone lump. I can imagine that would be really bothersome and something polish just can't fix.

As for flip flop folks... geeze if I ever tried to wear flip flops around horses I wouldn't even have any toes left!
Flip flops + horses = all kinds of gimpy ugly people feet!
I know right? And yes polish cannot fix this bone lump. Thank you heavy horse feet LOL. Oh well, gives me character

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Originally Posted by waresbear    
Last time I remember was about 9 years ago exactly. I remember because Mr Indy was 3 and going in his first show, the famous Mother's day one (yup, he's in it this year again, a tradition). He was being a stinker about me clipping his left ear, the right one he didn't mind. I was tired of playing around, & his ear was beginning to look like a drunk rat was chewing on it so it was twitch time to finish the job. I called my daughter over to clip his ear while I held the twitch, as I applied it and a nano second before his endorphines kicked in & the zoning out started, he took a step, right on top of my foot. Then he was a zombie, my daughter looks at me, I yell, "JUST HURRY UP!". I swear it took an hour for her to do one ear, she kept saying sorry but I have to even out your clipper tracks, and I am yelling I don't care, just hurry up! In reality it only took her about 2 minutes, but it was enough to leave a perfect purple/blue hoof mark on top of my foot. To be fair, he didn't have all his weight on that foot, it was step forward and landed where it landed, on my foot! UPDATE - he now lets me clip both ears without a twitch, sometimes when he fusses about it, I just have to show him the twitch & he stops fidgeting, smart horse.
Wow! That's some dedication to getting those ears perfect :P what a trooper waresbear!
     
    05-12-2012, 01:46 AM
  #20
Yearling
Mine was innocent accident. She (My 2000 Lb draft cross) stepped right on my big toe. I have a section of that toenail that is dark purple/black now. It doesn't hurt, just looks odd.
     

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