with all the insurance happenings going on about hats, seems to me that they forgot one thing. how about the feet? saw a lady lunging a horse at a show ages ago, with thongs on. this may be OK to do at your own place, but not a good example for the youngsters to see, & certainly a bad habit to get into. many years ago, had a horse stomp & smear my foot. OUCH. as i only had rubber boots on, there was not much in the way of protection. I was on crutches for about 6 weeks & LOL I lived on the 6th floor in an apartment building. since starting back with horses a few years ago I have taken to wearing steel cap boots, don't want the toes to get squashed. what are your favourite horsey type shoes?