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post #31 of 43 Old 05-20-2013, 07:32 PM
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2 summers ago my old horse stepped on my foot and then twisted her hoof. I swear she was trying to inflict maximum damage. I had boots on (always do) but she still tore the toenail out of the bed on one side. I can't describe how much that hurt. The toe nail is about half way grown back (after falling off completely) and still hurts, even throbs, pretty often.

Seeing people wearing flip flops has always made me cringe and now I have a visual to go along with it.

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post #32 of 43 Old 05-20-2013, 07:42 PM
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I used to wear flip flops and tennis shoes around the horses. Thank gosh the worst injury I got was when my pony stepped on my foot and left a bruise.

My little mustang gelding stepped on my foot and twisted a few years ago. Hurt a lot and dented my thick roughstock boots but did very little damage. Had I not been wearing my boots, I fear I would have fared much worse!

Kids will be kids and most have to learn the hard way. The op is right, you cant watch them every second. It is sad that she was injured so severely, but now her 4h friends have a clear and visible example of why they need to wear proper footware when working around horses and other large animals.

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post #33 of 43 Old 05-20-2013, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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In fact her parents are urging other leaders to print off the pic and post it around the tack rooms as a "visual aide"
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post #34 of 43 Old 05-20-2013, 10:38 PM
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Poor girl, I hope she heals up quickly....Can't even begin to imagine how painful that would be.
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post #35 of 43 Old 05-20-2013, 11:24 PM
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I just want to know how it wasn't swollen up to the size of a watermelon??
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post #36 of 43 Old 05-20-2013, 11:46 PM
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Is this recent? I swear I see this photo every summer.
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post #37 of 43 Old 05-21-2013, 03:38 AM
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Wow, I hope she heals properly and that there will be minimal permanent damage. :/

I wear safety boots when I am around my horse. They have steel toe caps and you can't even feel it if they step on your toes by accident.
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post #38 of 43 Old 05-21-2013, 04:01 AM
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My barn owner just freaked on me for going into the pasture in flips. It would be a cold day in hell before my horse stood on me though. He then freaked at my lack of a pedicure - please I am a horse woman, I mean who does that?

I am joking about what looks like a very painful injury. I am sorry that this girl is a lesson for all of us.
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post #39 of 43 Old 05-21-2013, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by xxdanioo View Post
Is this recent? I swear I see this photo every summer.
Even if so it is a good thing to pass around about this time every year for the new horse people.
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post #40 of 43 Old 05-21-2013, 03:56 PM
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Sometimes we have to learn the hard way
I broke my foot and had all the skin scraped off it when a usually sensible horse trod on my when I was wearing trainers and an experienced friend who also should have known better lost 2 toes when an equally quiet horse suddenly spooked when she was leading it and trod on her
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