The Safety Measures You Must Take When Going on a Horse Ride

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Every one of us needs a break or a refreshment to recharge our lost bliss and energy. And the best way to enhance your energy is to give yourself time and space. And nothing can be more helpful than going on a trip. Far from the urban desert, the calmness of nature awaits our entry into the mountains and woods. Bryce Canyon National Park is the perfect getaway destination for you. It is situated in southwestern Utah, about 80 km northeast of and 1000 feet higher than Zion National Park. 

But this trip could be more entertaining by replacing modern vehicles with horses. Horseback tours of Bryce Canyon National Park could be one of the most desired plans. The horseback ride in Bryce Canyon can bring better harmony to your adventurous journey.

And as is known to all, exploration and adventure are not easy jobs. Everyone needs to research properly before planning a horseback riding tour. Otherwise, it could be very risky for your life. You need to take proper safety measures before going on a horse ride.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify horseback riding as having a higher chance of injury than any other recreational activity; common types of injuries are falls, kicks and bites, crushing injuries, and trampling. And also, according to one estimate, around 50,000 emergency room visits are made each year due to horseback riding-related injuries in the USA.

But there is nothing to worry about. In this blog, we discuss the important safety measures that one must not skip before going on the ride.

  • Taking riding lessons and being under the guidance of experienced instructors and guides can help prevent accidents. No one can be a champion in a few days, but at least they can learn to handle the risk better than an untrained one.
  • Wear appropriate riding gear. Proper attire is essential for your safety. This includes wearing a certified riding helmet, suitable riding boots, and comfortable, long pants. Your clothing should allow for ease of movement while ensuring protection in case of a fall.
  • Following the safety guidelines for mounting, dismounting, and controlling the horse is essential. Otherwise, you could possibly meet danger at the beginning of the ride.
  • The horse’s temperament and behavior can significantly impact safety. Understanding the horse’s personality and nature is equally important. Unfamiliar or untrained horses may pose higher risks.
  • Riding on challenging terrain, like steep slopes or uneven trails, can increase the risk of accidents. Adverse weather, like heavy rain, fog, storms, etc., should also be checked beforehand to assure safety.
  • Riding at high speeds or attempting stunts without proper training can lead to collisions between the horses of other tourists or control failure.
  • Proper horse care and regular health check-ups can reduce the likelihood of sudden, unpredictable behavior. So choose the agency with a planned retrospective.
  • And the last one is that one should be aware of his own skills and cons. So he/she should choose his/her adventure and horse wisely, which match his/her capacity.

Follow all the aforementioned safety measures and be safe when riding a horse.

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Mikki Smith

Mikki is a graduate of Indian River State College and currently living and working in Isreal as a developer of AI chatbots for the travel industry. She writes part-time and is working on her first book about chatbot development.

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