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Old 07-19-2012, 09:55 PM
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Cool Glad I wasn't wearing flip-flops!

I'll admit it: I often wear flip-flops around the barn. I scoop my pasture in flip-flops. I clean stalls in flip-flops. I groom horses and clean hooves in flip-flops. When you consider how hot and humid
it is, I do pretty much live in flip-flops. Which is why it's odd that I put on my old tennis shoes before walking out to the barn. But boy am I thankful!

I was cleaning Raja's hooves, like I do every day, when he suddenly jerked his leg from me and stomped his right hind hoof down on my foot. I slapped him to move, and instead of moving his hindquarters, he pivoted his upper body away, with all his weight being put upon his right hind leg. Which was planted on my right foot.

Final verdict: 2 broken toes, 2 missing toenails, 3 toes with cuts and missing skin, a broken foot, and a mild ankle sprain.

I am very thankful I made the rare decision to put shoes on, and I'm thankful Raja only weighs about 800 lbs.

I know all the reasons why we should wear proper footwear, so I don't need a lecture. . But I will say that this served up a good reminder for me, and those like me, who may have gotten too comfortable.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:57 PM
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I've got my old friend back! Lol


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Old 07-19-2012, 11:22 PM
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Oh that looks painful...

...wishing you a quick recovery.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:27 PM
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OMG that looks horrible!

I hope your foot feels better soon!
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:27 PM
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Oh that sucks. Looks so painful! I'm glad you were wearing shoes though. I used to ride my horse barefoot until I got smart.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:10 AM
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Ooooo ouch!!! When I was 11 a pony stepped on my big toe and it throbbed all night, turned black, nail fell off etc-- I can only imagine what your foot must feel like!! Very lucky you wore shoes this time! Hope you recover quickly!
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:20 AM
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Ouchie!!! Hope your foot feels better soon. This is exactly why I'll never own a horse. Folks joke about malinois people being crazy because they accept their own dogs biting them and whatnot, but then there's horse people that get their bones smashed and are all like, oh well. lol. You're totally not the first horse person I've seen injured like this and just shrug it off like nothing out of the ordinary.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:47 AM
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I'd be a fan of steel toed boots if I worked around horses with any regularity.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:10 AM
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Ouch! Vibes for a speedy recovery!

I always wear muck boots with pant legs tucked in, no matter how hot, just because the last time I wore sneakers, I wound up with an ungodly amount of little seed ticks running up my legs. Ewwwww!
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Yikes, glad it wasn't worse! I've let some things slide over the years around horses, but footwear isn't one of them. Forget getting stepped on - the amount of bacteria, worms, etc on the ground around horses worries me more!
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