Originally Posted by mildot
Only time I've been stepped on happened on a trail ride.
I dismounted to pick up an empty plastic shopping bag. I stuffed it under one the saddle's flaps. Then I noticed a handy log to get me some height to get back on.
I'm maneuvering Calypso to the log and she starts acting stupid, turning around, I don't know why. I'm staying out her way but there's all sorts of branches and brush so I stop for a fraction of a second to look down and she stepped on my right big toe.
Luckily I always wear boots, the ground was pretty soft, and she picked up her hoof immediately when I punched her with my fist right at the girth.
Toe didn't break, didn't swell up inside the boot, and didn't feel wet (no bleeding). So I got her to the log, got on, and went on my merry way.
I never lost the toenail but to this day (about two months later) there is some dried blood in there.
Interesting, well at least it wasn't anything too serious. They can get pretty nasty as I'm sure you know from this thread alone xD
Originally Posted by Cruiser
Funny enough nothing in my foot broke at least nothing that needed any attention. I did go to the hospital to have it x rayed to make sure, the amount of swelling they had a hard time seeing it clearly. I couldn't tie my shoe for a week and it was all colors of the rainbow!
Wow you got off so lucky! And I believe ya.. what foot wouldn't be after that!
Huh, it's so weird so far no one has had any after-effects like mine. My horse must have hit me in just the right place I guess