How many of these practices are on your own safety list?
1. Always wear clothes and boots that are designed for riding. -- basically; I make sure I always have heels and clothes that move, but I buy them at Zellers, not at Greenhawk!
2. ALWAYS wear a riding helmet that fits you correctly and complies with current standards. -- Sometimes. I actually went out a bought one last summer so I'm getting there. But I do always have my cell phone
3. If you are young, your horse is misbehaving, you are out of practice or you have lost your confidence, wear a body protector. -- not applicable, but definitely good advice. I've said it to a friend who lost confidence and had an unpredictable horse.
4. Make sure your tack is suitable for the job, comfortable for you and your horse, and gives you enough security for your level and type of riding. -- I think so!
5. Tack, particularly girths and stirrup leathers, are under strain, so always check that your tack is in good working order. Opt for good quality leather work and check the stitching EVERY time you clean your tack. Put suspect leather work aside and take it to a saddler for checking and mending. -- nope... if it breaks on the trail, I fix it on the trail!
6. Horses should always have leg protection during exercise and, for excitable horses, during turn-out. I prefer to use open fronted boots while jumping, as they encourage a horse to be careful, whilst still offering protection. -- I don't agree with this. Yes for jumping, but not for all exercise and for turn-out only in unique situations.
7. Regardless of your level or ability, always have someone else present with you while you are jumping. This person doesn't have to be knowledgeable about horses, but someone who can assist you or summon help should something go wrong. This particular practice has saved my life. I had a bad fall a few years ago and as the horse was getting up it kicked me on the side of the head, knocking me out. I had swallowed my tongue and if I had not had help there, I would have died. -- doesn't apply, but I agree. BTW, it's impossible to swallow your tongue.