Sunday, 6 March 2011
Natural Horseman Safety
This picture of me lying half dead after a serious fall from a horse is only an enactment. But had I been riding my horse on the patio and suffered such a fall, I would have joined the nearly 100,000 people per year suffering a horse-related injury.
Does this mean horses are dangerous? Not at all. They almost never kill each other. It’s us who add the dangerous element.
Let’s look at the math:
Horse + nothing = SAFE
Horse + Horse = SAFE
Horse + Human = UNSAFE, EVEN LETHAL. (imagine skull symbol here)
However, had I been riding my horse on the patio this afternoon and taken a tumble, I probably would have been all right. Have a look at this video about Natural Horseman Safety to find out why: