I saw a 4 year old girl get kicked in the head by a pony at a show this past summer. Thank God it was a pony and not a horse and thank god it was a 'you're really effing annoying me' kick without shoes. Little girl was knocked unconscious and had a pretty bad concussion but got out lucky if you ask me. Should the pony be better about little kids running directly behind his butt screaming over and over? Sure. Does it matter when the pony is just fine but a little girl is rushed to the hospital with a head injury? Not so much.