Well, it was a complete freak accident. We were leading the horses out to the field and I was opening the gate when Ruby freaked and bolted forward. She flattened me but I hadn't the gate open enough and her hind got caught. I thought it was just her rug. I undid the front buckles, first surcingle and reached for the second surcingle and blood streamed down my hand. It wasn't my blood.
My dear friend legged it up to the house, ran in the door and screamed her lungs out. The yard owner's boyfriend had to lift Ruby off the gate.
The vet came, and had to sew up her inside leg. The stab was 4 inches deep. She also had a latex drain sew in.
Before the vet arrived
She's doing fine now- eating and bumbling around her field (she doesn't do stables) and stitches are still in.
NEVER in your life get gates with a protuding pole (e.g. ¬) they are stupidly dangerous.