What to Do After Falling Off a Horse
Falls can end in debilitating, even life threatening injuries. Thankfully, the majority of horseback riding falls just end in bruises and broken bones. Every time you fall is a little different, but always pretty much the same.
Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI, the governing body of international horse sport) research shows that the risk of a fall resulting in an injury ranges from 1 in every 250 starts for low-impact falls to 1 in every 520 starts for serious injuries.24 мая 2019 г.
If you want to be a horse rider you must prepare yourself for a fall. There is an old horse-riding saying that goes like this: You don’t know how to ride until you have fallen off a horse at least 7 times! However, don’t let this put you off the sport of kings.
Leaning on you
Sharing body contact is one of the main ways horses share affection. Since horses don’t have hands to hold or arms to give hugs, gentle leans and even “neck hugs” express their love.
Top tips: how to fall off a horse safely
Horses may not love each other in the same capacity of a human loving another human. Subsequently, the love you feel for your horse may not be exactly reciprocated. But a horse can certainly feel — and give — affection. Like any relationship, don’t rush things.
If you fall off the horse, get back on every single time. The longer you sit there feeling sorry for yourself and don’t dust off and get back up, you are losing out on the life you were meant to live. Falling down is a privilege and a good thing.
A horse will roll to scratch itself and get comfortable, or a horse might roll if it has colic. … Sometimes soft footing makes it hard for a horse to stand up after lying down. In the winter time, horses that lie or fall in deep snow can become cast. Horses can fall in trailers, and be unable to get up.
A Simple Solution. Instead of jamming your heels down, let your weight drop into your heels rather than onto the ball of your foot and into the stirrup. You really only want your heel to be slightly below horizontal, not pointing straight down.
A study carried out by The British Horse Society in 2011 revealed that riding can expend sufficient energy to be classed as moderate-intensity exercise. An hour’s schooling session or group lesson burns off 360 calories – the equivalent to an hour peddling up to 10mph on a cycle ride.