It is a given; with horses sh-t happens – and often
If you own or work with horses you end up in trouble of some kind or another, sooner or later. You have heard it before, “It is not IF, but WHEN you will get hurt by a horse.” Did you know that most horse accidents happen when you are not on the horse’s back? That means that there are more horse handling accidents then horse riding accidents.
One end or the other end can get you in trouble with horses – news article – Florida Man In Deep Doo Doo Over Composting Business Thursday, August 2, 2007 (sorry link to news article is gone now).
Please take extra care in all your dealing with horses and learn to be safer around them and on them. If you have a horse business it is an important part of your business to learn and teach horse safety. Also learn about the latest safety equipment and tack like safety stirrups and riding helmets.
If you need any reminders about how dangerous horses can be, please read Horse Accidents with Injuries: October through December 2002 Compiled by Robert O. Dawson AAHS Secretary/Treasurer.
If you have an equestrian business please check with your lawyer about any release agreements you may need. You can do an Internet search for “horse agreement”, “horse forms” and/or “horse liability release” to check out what other business owners are using to help protect them.
Horse Riding Safety by Teresa Hughes
Weaver Leather’s Free Horsemanship Safety Video With Aussie Clinician Clinton Anderson
4-H Horse Safety Resources – Revised February 2007 (PDF file)
Toe Stoppers the revolutionary new horse riding safety product.
“The trouble with trouble is this: if you don¬ít deal with your troubles and deal with them right away, troubles tend to multiply.”
– Greg Hickman
“A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.”
– Author Unknown
“You can’t run away from trouble. There ain’t no place that far.”
– Uncle Remus
I would love to hear what steps you have taken with horse safety. Please leave a comment. Thanks!