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Take Riding Seriously!

While riding horses can be fun and enjoyable, it can be dangerous for both adults and children if not taken seriously.

  • Horses are large animals and must be respected. Riders should know proper horse handling techniques before riding or even grooming a horse.
  • NEVER approach a horse from behind! A spooked horse may kick and cause serious injury. The force of a kick is concentrated in the relatively small surface area of the hoof. While there is no usual injury from a kick, any bone that is struck is likely to fracture and if that kick is to the abdomen or chest there is a significant risk of internal injuries. 
  • If you are a beginner, take lessons, this will make riding more rewarding and enjoyable.
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