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Equine Safety Facts
More than 79,000 equestrians are admitted to the emergency room every year as a result of equestrian-related injuries.
Horse riders are 20 times more likely to be seriously injured than motorcycle riders.
One-in-five equestrians will be seriously injured during their riding career.
The age groups at highest risk for serious injuries are riders 5-14 years old and 24-44 years old.
Nearly one-in-four injuries occur on the ground while handling horses.
Most riding injuries occur during pleasure riding activites, not during competition. Recreational ownership, the largest single use of horses, represents 44% of all owners.