Wow, I'm surprised this is empty. Lol. So I will just post another one of my stories.
Me and my horse did 2-man, two weekends in a row. I was the person at the far end to run back. Little did I know that my horses brakes turned off once his huntseat bit was out and his running bit it. We took off once we got the stick and expecting him to turn on his own when he got to the fence, I kept pushing for more speed. Probably 10 feet before I hit the gate I had that ...oh crap... Moment.. And he slammed into the gate! I had my leg pinned in between the gate, and many people screamed. I was fine. The gate handler was a very, very attractive young man who volunteered. He was as surprised as me when my horse ran into the gate.. He retired from his post before the next show. That's how the first dent got there.
The weekend after we did the same class. I had a new game plan, I had his spurs on so I had something to push him away from the gate. Long story short, it didn't work. He ran into the gate again, where I almost flew over this time. The girl gate handler didnt see me coming and I had to scream at her to move.