I still have a little "egg" in my stomach where I hit the horn. Initially it was the size of rolled up tube socks - it took up one whole side of my abdomen. My cousin is a ER director and I went to see her and she insisted on seeing it - she then INSISTED a doctor look at it. It was not pretty and it was painful. I switched to the Aussie hornless and loved it. I recently purchased another Aussie hornless as I had sold the other two when I got my first AMTS. I was so sorry I sold it and will not be selling my new one. I got it when I was having this saddle made so I would have something to ride in. I love Aussie saddles but they do slip on my horse like crazy if you are mounting from the ground!