Equine Guelph has recently partnered with SaddleUp SAFELY, a coalition of 30 plus medical and horse-related organizations led by University of Kentucky HealthCare and UK College of Agriculture Equine Initiative, embarking on a 5-year campaign to raise awareness and educate the horse riding community about safety.
Horse riding and handling injuries are more common than most people think. A 2010 survey of Kentucky horse riders showed that 30% had been injured while riding or handling a horse in the past three years.
To date, the SaddleUp SAFELY website contains over 180 safety tips from injured riders and is looking to add to the list!
Share your horse riding safety tips and you will have an opportunity to win prizes including 4 tickets to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games this September.
Please post your story - it takes about 15 min. - posted by July 7th 2010 at http://www.ukhealthcare.uky.edu/saddleup/saferidertips.aspx
If you are heading down to the Games in Kentucky this fall, be sure to visit Equine Guelph’s EquiMania! youth education display. EquiMania! has been invited to be the anchor display in the Kids Zone during the prestigious 16-day event.