FlipFlops are a bad idea *WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE* - The Horse Forum
 29Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,122
• Horses: 1
FlipFlops are a bad idea *WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE*

This image should serve as a warning and a reminder that flip flops are not appropriate to wear at the barn. This image is from a 4H group leader whose teen wore flip flops when she was working with her horse. Unfortunately she got stepped on. The injury is pretty bad, but could have been much much worse.

NOTE: The parents of this teen have encouraged the reposting of this image in hopes that it spares someone their daughter's pain so folks know I'm not just doing this for the gross out factor.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg Foot1.jpg (28.3 KB, 514 views)

We grow too soon old, and too late smart.
DimSum is offline  
post #2 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 03:19 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,021
• Horses: 0
Oh Lordy!! The poor girl!

I used to wear flipflops to the barn back when I was a teen and spent more time hangin around then riding. We all did, but discarded out flipflops for proper footwear when handling the horses. Silly, silly girl. She won't be doing that again in a hurry.

Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.
Maple is offline  
post #3 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 03:20 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: south of nowhere, north of nothing
Posts: 4,685
• Horses: 0
Hermehgerd whyyyyy did I click this?

Oooouuuuch man I admit I wear flip flops out to the barn if I'm just gonna chill on them and read a book or something. But as soon as im on the ground near rheir clod hoppers I definitely wear boots
I remember a few years ago our big made Sugar stepped on my moms foot (she had boots on) and she still managed to tear off her nail on her big toe and got deep deep bruising on her foot.


Hope the girls alright and heals up fast!!

*Insert something witty*
Roperchick is offline  
post #4 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 03:42 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Surrey BC
Posts: 6,719
• Horses: 0
Being a 4 h leader and the mom I would have mentioned not to wear flip flops
around horses
CatrinaB87, AlexS and toto like this.

Country Woman

Country Woman is offline  
post #5 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,122
• Horses: 1
The teen had been warned and was quite experienced. Can't watch them every minute of the day. The kid faces a lot of surgeries and a long recovery all for "it'll only be a minute what could happen"

We grow too soon old, and too late smart.
DimSum is offline  
post #6 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 03:44 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 541
• Horses: 0
I am guilty of wearing flip flops out to feed this picture will sure make me thin twice before doing it again.
AlexS, nvr2many, nuisance and 2 others like this.
Farmchic is offline  
post #7 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 03:49 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,021
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roperchick View Post
I remember a few years ago our big made Sugar stepped on my moms foot (she had boots on) and she still managed to tear off her nail on her big toe and got deep deep bruising on her foot.


Hope the girls alright and heals up fast!!

I had a 3yo TB I was prepping for sales jump on my foot about 8 years ago.. I was wearing paddock boots - to this day when my foot is overly cold/warm I can clearly see the shape of the shoes, including the nails, on my foot. After seeing that, I'm just imaging if I had worn flipflops

Stop for a minute, open your mind, learn. You may not agree with what I say, I may not agree with what you say but we will both learn something new.
Maple is offline  
post #8 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 04:30 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,215
• Horses: 4
Thats gonna leave a mark!!!
Posted via Mobile Device
Phly is offline  
post #9 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 04:49 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Delta, BC
Posts: 1,649
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by DimSum View Post
The teen had been warned and was quite experienced. Can't watch them every minute of the day. The kid faces a lot of surgeries and a long recovery all for "it'll only be a minute what could happen"
she shouldn't have been allowed to work with the horse without proper foot wear, at your barn on your property sure do what you want but when it's with a 4H group where someone else is liable for your safety, no, boots or other close toed shoes only.

Equestrianism; 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain and 100% reason to remember you're absolutely insane to be riding a beast that big.
Samstead is offline  
post #10 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 05:59 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: OK
Posts: 13,839
• Horses: 9
I had a similar injury and I was wearing my boots. It was a real severe crush injury and resulted in 3 surgeries and I still have a lot of pain and swelling in that foot. It's been 3 years now and pretty much as good as it will get. If I'd been wearing flip flops I'd have lost my foot at the very least.

Wear proper foot gear at all times, you never know when someone will step on you.
Celeste and Critter sitter like this.

Dreamcatcher Arabians is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Might not be around much (graphic pic warning)..... WSArabians General Off Topic Discussion 125 04-24-2013 05:05 PM
Extra hay, good idea or bad idea? lancek Horse Health 21 01-23-2012 03:39 PM
*WARNING* Not for the light of heart *WARNING* Graphic - Abuse at Conklin Dairy Farm JustDressageIt General Off Topic Discussion 88 12-08-2010 04:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome