Oh I already know to go with a gelding with what others have been telling me. I was at the barn the other day, weather was so off - it was snowing, then not, then windy, then snowing. So I didn't ride, just went over to help groom, etc. Well when it was time to let the ponies out (one is a pony, one is a mini) my trainer grabbed the pony, I went after the mini I made the mistake of walking up behind (but on the right side of) the pony. Well the other horse in the barn was getting a little frisky and I guess she wanted to kick him even though he was in his stall - she ended up shifting her body over towards me and kicked me right in my inner thigh. I have a huge welt on my thigh, probably the biggest bruise I've ever gotten, but I am thankful she didn't kick any bones. LOL What makes this story funny, is my trainer was JUST saying before that all that happened - "Do as I say, not as I do" because she was combing one of the horses tails prior to that and was actually standing behind her instead of to the side and her horse gave a small kick - nothing big, just a little "hey I don't like that" and she just moved to the side of the horse. Thats when she was like "This is why you never stand behind a horse - Do I as say not as I do" LOL And what did I do? Exactly the opposite! Not sure what I was thinking.