Horse Riding, Injuries in

Injury is an inevitable consequence of the inherently dangerous sport of horse riding. Head and neck trauma are the most serious injuries and are frequently catastrophic. Helmets worn with a secure chin strap have been proven effective in preventing serious head injuries.


Most serious equestrian-related injuries occur when a rider is thrown from the horse. Furthermore, injury may be incurred if the rider is then dragged or crushed by the animal. The two most common horse riding injuries are long bone fractures and head injuries. Head trauma is ...

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