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What is the risk of injury from a horse accident?

Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Medicine
The risk of injury does not usually involve expertise but is related to cumulative exposure.   Those riders who ride six or more times a year have reported a 13% lifetime rate of being hospitalized.  It has been averaged that the injury rate is 0.4-0.6 per 1,000 riding hours.  The answer to safe riding is to accept this reality and protect yourself while riding a horse.

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