So what can you do to minimise the chances of Horse Riding Accidents and avoid getting hurt altogether?:
Baggy Trousers are a "No No!"
You may have noticed that traditional horse riding clothing is figure hugging and there are good safety reasons for this. Any clothing that is loose fitting or baggy runs the risk of getting caught on the saddle if you do fall off and if the clothing gets caught you are then left with the prospect of being dragged along by the horse which would probably lead to more serious injuries.
Hold on to those Reigns!
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You don't want to fall off the horse only to find that your foot remains caught in the stirrup because of that shiny silver buckle! The only way to go is to embrace mediocrity and settle on footwear that has no bells and whistles and is just "plain Jane". You may not win any fashion awards but if you do fall off the horse you'll not want further complications arising from the foot wear you choose to look extra cool!
Keep Listening to Every Word!
Unless you are Harvey Smith you are probably going to need some help and encouragement from your horse riding instructor and if this is the case you need to carefully listen to all the instructions and stay focused.
Helmets are Compulsory (- no "ifs" or "buts"!)
So the deal is that even if you are simply sitting on the horse or moving terribly slowly you can still hurt yourself if you fall! Make sure (like a seat belt in a car) you wear your helmet every time.
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