Wednesday, July 01, 2020

In Case of Crash & Burn: Emergency First Aid For Riders - Full Article

We all assume risk when we ride and work around our horses. But would you know what to do if the worst happens and someone, including yourself, falls off?

By: Kim Izzo | June 16, 2020
According to statistics, fractures account for 25-28% of all horse-related injuries in the US (we don’t have any recent Canadian stats, unfortunately), and concussions account for 9.5% of all show jumping injuries. Perhaps more surprising was that less experience meant a greater chance for falls and injuries, but the most experienced riders – and professionals – had the highest incidences of severe injury. Sadly, there was also a correlation between experience and lack of wearing a helmet; those who were professional horse trainers were least likely to wear a helmet when mounted.

Even if you’re a pleasure rider who just loves to go out on the trail for an hour or more, you should know what to do in an emergency. To help, we’ve created a list of rider survival tips that hopefully you’ll never need...

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