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What Are The Main Causes Of Horseback Riding Injury?

The practice of horseback riding as a sport or recreational activity can be a great source of fulfillment and joy, but it should be done with care. Indeed, the horse is endowed with its own will and it must therefore be understood, but you must also be careful about the decisions you make as a rider so as not to hurt or harm your horse. In this article, we will go over several rules that you can keep in mind the next time you go riding. While this is mostly for beginners a few reminders are sometimes helpful.
Training
Horseback riding is still a physical activity if as a beginner you thought that all the effort came from the horse and that you would not have to do anything, you are wrong. To practice horse riding properly you should preferably be in good physical condition, but the same goes for your horse. Depending on your size, weight and experience, you will be given a horse to practice riding. These horses are more docile and will allow you to properly learn properly how to ride a horse.

Equipment
In the event of a fall or an accident, your equipment can make all the difference. Take care of your equipment and keep an eye out for signs of wear or shock on the helmet, because even a non-violent impact can damage your helmet and make it less effective in the event of a fall for instance. Also, remember to clean your leather equipment to avoid premature wear which would reduce your safety.
Behavior
You have to keep in mind that a horse is an animal with its own will and that horses also have their own psychology. Avoid being abrupt or approaching a horse from behind so as not to frighten it, as a horse can easily kick its hoof to defend itself. Horses are also afraid of things that are unusual or noisy. To know how a horse is feeling you can look at its ears, if they are to the side and not in front it may show that something is wrong, if they are constantly behind it may mean that the horse is angry.
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