A broken foot seems the sort of thing that alot of riders probably deal with sooner or later…after all, hundreds of lbs vs one measly foot is unlikely to end up with the foot coming out on top!
Sunday afternoon I was leading my two in from the paddock, a daily occurrence and the 4yo out of nowhere leapt sideways, knocked me down and must’ve landed on my left foot somewhere in the process. No idea what caused it, quite out of character for her and there was no obvious culprit for a spook.
I’m now in a boot and crutches, likely for at least 6 weeks. 3 small fractures in the lisfranc area (in the arch of the foot). Waiting on further scans to see if I need surgery, but so far they think that’s unlikely. Best case I can start weight bearing in a few weeks, or it may be 6 weeks completely off that foot.
I don’t expect I’ll get the boot off after 6 weeks and immediately be back to normal…what are people’s experiences with this? I’m a little worried about my tall boots as they’re fairly tight already and I occasionally get a slightly odd feeling in the left foot, which is the broken one. Very grateful I was wearing a solid pair of paddock boots, I expect the injury would have been much much worse otherwise.