just wondering whether i'm alone on this one! my worst fears .... -getting trampled in the field (highly unlikely, I know ...) - horse falling over with me riding (again, not very likely, i don't even jump!). this means i won't go fast on uneven ground etc normally! and ... the strange one ... TROTTING POLES! i can just about clamber over them in walk, actually trotting over them is very nervewracking for me and i don't think i am EVER going to be able to canter over poles. in the same way i can't do cartwheels - i just CAN'T! i freeze up and my body says no! oddly, i am ok-ish at jumping small crosspoles - probably because it's kind of agreed that these WILL be jumped. with the poles on the ground - goodness knows what will happen!!!!!!! anyone else have this weird fear of trotting poles?