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post #1 of 8 Old 09-23-2013, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Owwwwww! Darn it!

Sorry, I just had to gripe. I had a horse step on my foot good today. Dang that hurts! Luckily nothing is broken, too bruised, or bleeding. And I'll be more mindful of my space tomorrow.
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-23-2013, 10:34 PM
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Or...make sure they're mindful of your space!

I've had that happen to me a couple times. Each time there's been a moment of shock followed by "OWGITOFFGITOFFGITOFF!" Pretty funny after the fact.

Glad you weren't seriously hurt though!

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-23-2013, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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By mindful of my space, I meant to say, mindful to keep that big dummy out of it.

I was taking out one of my BOs horses to groom him, because he was a mess, and trying to lead him through a gate. The problem is if the gate swings too far out, it can come down off its hinge, then it is a major pain. So I was trying to be mindful of not letting the gate swing too far out, and Joe pushed past me thinking "Oooooh, grass!" and moved forward and through before I was set up to lead him through, and he got my foot good, then just stood on it, eating the grass while I fell backward on my butt.

I pulled out of it quickly and got all over him for grazing when I did not tell him to. I got the gate latched back together, then I did what I intended to do. I got him in the cross ties and cleaned him up, but I was extremely strict with him standing still. He got reprimanded every time he twitched a hoof when I hadn't asked for him to move it.

Tomorrow I'm going to take him for a walk, and we're going to learn to IGNORE the grass unless I point to it, or else.

Big Dummy.

He's lucky he's cute.
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-23-2013, 11:14 PM
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My old gelding stood on my foot once. We were on brick pavers, I was wearing fairly thin boots (older English boots that I got second hand), and he stepped, then shifted pretty much all of his 900lbs onto the front half of my foot. He was trained to yield to a finger pressed to his shoulder and the word "step," but when I did that, he just looked at me like I was an idiot. Finally smacked him hard with the flat of my hand and shoved his shoulder over to get him off of me. Had to go to the doctor cuz I could barely walk and my foot was all swollen (had a heck of a time getting my boot off). Turns out I just severely bruised it, but boy did it hurt!
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post #5 of 8 Old 09-23-2013, 11:41 PM
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A few years ago I was referred to a surgeon because I was having really bad pain in my foot. He took one look and asked, "Have you had any injury to your foot?" I could only laugh.

I hope your foot feels better, that sure does hurt!

On an other note he told me that he had a patient (very young girl) who was out with her horses barefoot (yikes!) and her horse stepped on her foot pulling all the skin off the foot like a glove... she made a full recovery but still owch!!!!
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-23-2013, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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I saw a photo of something like that. The girl was wearing flip flops at the barn. I had my pasture boots on, which aren't the best, but I didn't get scraped up at all. Now I want some serious cowboy boots though.

Or maybe not, the zipper down the front is handy when you have to tenderly take off a boot.
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-23-2013, 11:44 PM
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I'm glad you're okay! I turned my gelding (who's a huge paint/mustang/draft/whatever) cross in too tight a space he stepped on my feet. He's one of those that doesn't take much to move out of your space so when I moved him out of my space the poor guy had no where else to go and in a panic to get off my foot did the foxtrot onto my other foot. It hurt like nothing else! In hindsight I think that's how I broke my toes lol my gelding did the waltz on my feet! But I'm like you, they're too adorable to get too terribly mad at! ;)
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Ouch! At least Joe only got one!
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