Well I'm a barrel racer but y'know...lol.
I come out of practices sometimes with bloody/bruised legs. Once, my old gelding I ran hauled *** s hard into the first that he gave me whiplash. When he turned (Quite snappily i should add) I wasn't in my position to hold him off. We hit the sharp edge of a plastic barrel, sliced open my pants and my leg, and came out with a big red pool on the denim and running into my boot.
I'm thankful most of my horses know **** well never to fire a kick in my direction, but it definitely has happened. Had a draft pony at the barn step on my foot and broke two of my toes, little ****.
And then of course there's the time Selena and I were loping, and randomly her hind end slid right out from under her and got us stuck under a panel with her on my leg. She just kinda laid there like..."Uh. Mom. I'm stuck." until i finally wiggled out and hobbled over to lift the panel away.
Plus I've been riding with a fractured finger for a couple months now. Nothing the doctors can do so I never went in. It's my rein finger which hurts but oh well, gotta ride to pay the bills.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.