Health Tip: Ride a Horse Safely
Wear protective gear, and learn how to ride properly
By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- If riding a horse is your thing, it's a good idea to brush up on basic safety rules and to make sure you're wearing the right equipment.
The Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension mentions these riding safety rules:
- Always wear a certified, approved helmet that fits properly.
- Wear well-fitted boots with heels to keep feet from sliding through the stirrups. Also wear a protective vest and nonskid gloves.
- Dress in bright colors, especially when riding in the woods and during hunting season.
- Make sure all tack (saddle, bridle, girth, etc.) is clean, supple and in good condition with nothing broken.
- Pay attention to your surroundings and things that might spook a horse. Keep small children and dogs away.
- If riding on a road, go in the same direction as traffic.
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