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post #11 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 06:15 PM
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With horses, doing work with heavy objects, PROPER FOOTWEAR!!!
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post #12 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 06:21 PM
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Oh my goodness, weak in the knees, weak in the knees!
I love my boots, I love my boots, I love my boots, I love them, I'm gonna wear them everyday, no matter how hot it is outside!!

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post #13 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 06:26 PM
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I have totally had that happen to me. Thank god I pushed her off of me instead of yanked back, or my foot probably would of looked like that. Another tip (I'm no expert, but I've been stepped on multiple times so I'm assuming this is true.) If stepped on DON'T panic and pull back. Thats when the flesh is generally torn. Instead, if possible, push the horse's should/hindend off you.

eta: then again my horse isn't shod, she is barefoot. :p
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post #14 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 06:31 PM
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Speaking of boots though, steel toed boots are just as dangerous sometimes.

I had a friend that had 2 toes CUT OFF when his horse stepped on his boot and the steel toe bent and cut through his middle toes.

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post #15 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 07:03 PM
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^^^^Those are substandard steel toed boots then. Around here, for workplaces anyways, all boots with steel toes are required to be Canadian Standard Association approved, CSA stamp on it. What happens if you drop a steel beam on your foot at work? If your toes got cut off from the steel plate in the toe, Worker's Compensation would be all over that and make them change the design.
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post #16 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 07:18 PM
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I was always taught not to wear steel toes when working with large livestock.
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post #17 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 07:19 PM
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I am happy she won't do this again

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post #18 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 09:22 PM
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I got stepped on and even though I was wearing boots I still thought my toe was broken. I can't imagine wearing flip flops, I actually feel sick :(

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post #19 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 09:33 PM
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Ouchie! One of my old appy mares (1200 pound 14 hander) left a bruise on my foot i n that same exact pattern.. with boots on!! if ida been wearin flipflops sheda tore my foot right off! my 900 pound walkin horse can bend the steel in my steeltoe boots!
Ive had horses break the bones in my feet wearin boots too.. i wouldnt ever wear flipflops out to the barn but i will admit i sometimes kick my shoes off while ridin-- makes me definitely think twice about it.

I feel bad for the poor child- but a lesson was learned that day.. and an important one!
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post #20 of 43 Old 05-19-2013, 09:48 PM
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Poor thing! This is such a sad way to learn a lesson. I pray she heals quickly and isn't in too much pain.
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