Originally Posted by kitten_Val
I've seen twice people got kicked while riding through the field with horses (to the back gate to the park). Other horses just approached, got excited, and suddenly started to buck/kick out. The rider's leg was on way of the kick.
The same thing happened to my mom - she rode her horse into the pasture after she came back from riding, my horse (dominant mare type) walked up to them & kicked. Broke my mom's ankle.
My mare had issues with people being on top of things - she once kicked at me as I climbed over a rail fence - very occasional and that's the only
time I remember she kicked at a person on a horse (and she & Mom's horse were together for over 15 years), but that one time was enough.