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post #21 of 26 Old 07-15-2011, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by horsecrzy94 View Post
Also getting complacent while riding can be a huge issue! I'm guilty of this too, for example I was sitting on one of our really quiet lesson horses one day, bareback, and with really loose reins...i spooked her accidentally with a water bottle crinkle noise...i was on the ground ten seconds later. We need to be constantly training ourselves and our horses to handle these situations. I'm not saying be paranoid, but be prepared to respond.
SO true!!! I did something like this once...leaned over and hugged my pony's neck after a nice long lesson, someone ran past the door we were just walking by, she shyed to the side and off I came!!

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post #22 of 26 Old 07-15-2011, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
Well, bsms said jumping is statistically the most injury prone.
But one wonders, because cowboying has got to be a dangerous job!
Yes I believe modern cow handling equipment (head catches, squeeze chutes, etc.) has crippled more cowboys than anything else. HAHAHAHA

Roping is probably the most dangerous, especially pasture roping. I have a couple friends with missing fingers and one that had a thumb re-attached.
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Thanks for the info. It makes sense that jumping as well as cowboy work would be the most dangerous. I plan on doing neither! :)
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Just a pointer as far as the info inside helmet point. I don't know about other countries, but I have a first aid qualification in the UK and as far as I'm aware you're always told not to remove a helmet from someone unconcious because they may have a spinal injury and removing the helmet could destabilise it, so I would put my info somewhere else (I have an ICE app on my phone but maybe also a sticker on my boot if they're not show boots).
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post #25 of 26 Old 07-19-2011, 11:48 PM
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All good ideas, great thread! I wear a high viz vest when riding or leading outside my property gates, even when handgrazing on our verge. I also carry my driving license which has my personal details and indicates that I am an organ donor, should an accident occur.
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