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post #11 of 19 Old 04-11-2019, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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That makes sense. She has foundered so that could be a part of it. My farrier does not take much crap so maybe talking to him about it would help.
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Let me just add hear that a person can get clobbered by the horses hoof in a variety of unexpected ways.
For example. . . You are picking out their front hoof and you are bending over with your face directly above the hoof so you can get a good view, and the horse suddenly lifts that foot up, toward their belly Guess whose teeth get knocked in?

Or, you are grooming your horse's front legs, and you're bent over, and as you reach across the near leg to get the inside of the far leg, your face gets in front if the nearest legs knee. And your horse stomps in irritation at a fly. That knee comes up fast, and whammy! You've got the prettiest shiner!

I've come very close to getting hit in the face during fly season!

There's a lot of stupid out there!
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post #13 of 19 Old 04-11-2019, 03:28 PM
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I've come very close to getting hit in the face during fly season!


Nothing like the whoosh of air as a hoof passes inches from your face

Iíve heard before that a horse canít kick with a leg on the same side as a foot you are holding up. I can tell you, from experience getting my guy as good as he is today, that it is most definitely possible.

One of his old ďtricksĒ was to lean his weight on you on holding the front, while simultaneously lifting the same back leg to take a quick jab at you. He never actually made contact but is surprisingly flexible lol


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post #14 of 19 Old 04-14-2019, 09:01 AM
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Oh my glad you didn't get really badly hurt but its always a good reminder that anything can happen when around our horses..
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post #15 of 19 Old 04-14-2019, 10:26 AM
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Wow, sorry you got clipped like that, ouch!! Did the nail cut or puncture you? Did you get it rinsed out pretty good. If it was a puncture, you might want to think about getting a tetanus shot. Horse manure, dirt, and puncture wounds don't mix very well, a good recipe for tetanus.

When I got my finger tip removed from a horse hoof I had to get a new tetanus shot even though it wasn't a puncture. It had been about eight or nine years since my last one.

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post #16 of 19 Old 04-14-2019, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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I did clean it very well, and yes the nail cut me, but very superficially. Nothing too deep. It seems to be healing up very nicely so I am not concerned about tetanus, but will continue to keep an eye on it!
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I did clean it very well, and yes the nail cut me, but very superficially. Nothing too deep. It seems to be healing up very nicely so I am not concerned about tetanus, but will continue to keep an eye on it!
Alright, you probably cleaned it up pretty well but tetanus isn't something that you can keep an eye on at the wound site. It's bacteria that enters your bloodstream and affects your central nervous system

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Two things, a 'kick' with a front foot is a strike and it can be exceedingly painful as the toe is usually the first thing that gets you.

Secondly, you really do need to have regular tetanus injections. Tetanus usually occurs from a puncture wound rather than a cut. The one thing I always kept up to date was my tetanus booster - once every ten years so not easy to remember.

Thirdly, never stand directly in front of a horse that's is being worked on. Always keep to the side.
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post #19 of 19 Old 04-16-2019, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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I definitely learned my lesson about where I stand when my mare is being worked on. And I believe I am up to date on my tetanus. Thanks for letting me know it is called a strike! I had no clue how to explain it to people without using my arms to show them!
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