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post #71 of 82 Old 08-04-2012, 04:37 PM
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Ugh...My previous horse, a 1300lb mare, spooked in the crossties and jumped on top of my foot. I could hardly walk and it had swollen so bad I couldn't get my foot out of my paddock boot. My trainer had to drive me home. A few weeks later, she spooked and jumped on top of my other foot. Luckily, it only left a small bruise.

Now I'm really anal about enforcing horses to stay out of my personal space. If my gelding even as much as taps the back of my boot with his foot, he backs out of my space very fast before I can even give him a look.
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post #72 of 82 Old 08-04-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Lol at least he is going to be a well trained horse :P I bet being stepped on by minis hurt.. especially with their sharp little hooves. Big ones hurt too. I mean Sky weighs like 1300lbs on a bad day and he leaped on my left foot once lol.

He's broken other people's feet. I just got dang lucky!

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post #73 of 82 Old 08-04-2012, 06:54 PM
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I was stepped on by my 2000lb draft. And * year later, I have a calcified lump and the foot has a perma-bruise on it. It was right where the toes and foot join. It will hurts sometimes, and my foot will swell during long drives/airplane (and now I am pregnant and it really swells!). I had xrays, and its not broken.

We had just got him, and I was walking him into the barn he spooked, jumped onto my foot, and then stood and refused to move while he stared at the automatic waterer. OUCH!!!! Steel toed boots from now on around them!
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post #74 of 82 Old 08-04-2012, 07:28 PM
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I don't know what's worse, a horse stepping on my foot or a kid running a shopping cart into the back of my leg.
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post #75 of 82 Old 08-05-2012, 01:05 AM
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My trainer took my horse to a show just the other week & when she came off the trailer she jump back & did big look around. It has just been raining pavement was shiny, new sights was excited about it all.Well she stepped back right on her sisters foot that was holding another horse.Sister didn't want to wack her to get off as she was holding another horse & didn't want to startle her. Trainer never relieze at first my mare was standing on her sisterUntil she managed to speak up under the ouch & curses she was holding in under her breath well needless to say she did a good job on her foot,it was all black & blue,swollen that whole week at the show & still is!!
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post #76 of 82 Old 08-05-2012, 09:13 PM
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First time I got stepped on I was about nine and taking this bratty draft mutt out of his stall to tack him up. About 3/4 of the way out he decided working wasn't on his list of things to do and he very carefully turned around, stepping directly on my foot, and returned to his stall. I was quite upset with him for sometime and lost my baby toe-nail from it, but, once I got a baind-aid, rode him to prove a point.
My current horse occasionally insists that I scratch his rump, and will back up into me until I notice him and has occasionally stepped on my foot. He apologizes profusely. :)

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post #77 of 82 Old 08-08-2012, 05:29 PM
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Note to self: When asking Dancer to flex on the ground, stand behind the shoulder and do NOT stick your foot out to brace yourself. Yup. I was out of position and she didn't understand what I was asking. She took one single step, and landed on my foot.

Could have been worse, I guess. My foot was black and blue for MONTHS. That was a year ago, and it's still discolored.

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post #78 of 82 Old 08-13-2012, 04:38 PM
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The horse i ride at the riding school where i have lessons likes to stand on the back of your foot whilst your leading him, which is super annoying. He has to walk so close to you when your leading him he always ends up standing on the back of my boots and pulling them off my feet, doesn't hurt but is annoying.

Another time I was taking my friends horses back to their field for her one time and i took her little pony first, he's only 3 and about 11 hands and he decides to jump on my foot, didn't hurt but he decides to stay on my foot for a couple of minutes-.-
So then i went back to her to get one of her other horses a bigger, 16 hand horse and when i took him back, i was just unlocking the gate when he side steps right onto my toes, lovely. Needless to say my foot was bruised the next day haha!
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post #79 of 82 Old 10-01-2012, 09:56 PM
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Ahahahaha...came across this thread while searching, because You Know What happened.

Huey seems to think that the threshold of his stall has some kind of magical powers to do I don't even know what...but whatever they are, it makes him need to cross it and get into the safety of his stall as fast as possible. Because of this, I usually make him HO and oblige him to stand for a second or two before we go in.

Today he was more souped-up than usual and when I gave him the HO! he took an extra step...that put his big **** hoof and his gigantic **** shoe squarely on top of my cowboy boot. Holy cow that hurt. So there I am hollering and swearing and yelling at him to BACK DAMMIT, and he is confused because, well, one minute everything was groovy and he could see his hay, and the next minute mom is a raving screaming lunatic.

Fortunately (or UNfortunately in this case) he knows that when he gets confused, the best thing to do is to yield his hindquarters and wait for further instructions. Which meant that he then put ALL his weight on those two front legs while he pivoted his butt around at light speed...GRINDING his hoof into my shoe.

That just caused the yelling to crank up to biblical wrath-of-God levels, and he finally decided it was a good idea to back up. Thank heavens for that. Also thank heavens for my cowboy boots.

The leather on the boot is all scarred up now, but I don't *think* anything is broken. Getting a full set of Technicolor Toes, though, that's for sure...
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post #80 of 82 Old 10-01-2012, 10:27 PM
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Ugh... That sounds painful and a lot like my experience. Particularly the weight shifted fully on and the spin and grind. You have my sympathy!

My foot swelled up to ridiculous proportions. Had the blue toes and all. The swelling took a month to go down. Ended up that I fractured 3 bones. It was tender for over 6 mo and still bugs me at times.

I wear suits to work, so looked a bit silly with my Crocs... but that was all I could fit my foot into.
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