Horse riding is an enjoyable sport, but it is also a potentially dangerous one if
you do not take safety precautions and look at ways to protect yourself in the event of an accident.
Having the right kind of safety equipment isnt a good idea, it is a must. Riding without a proper helmet for example is dangerous and could well be responsible for you sustaining a serious injury that could easily have been prevented.
If you are looking to start horse riding then the best way to find out if you have a taste for it is to go to a riding school and go on a session. There are almost 1,000 centres around the country which have been certified by the British Horse Society so you shouldnt have too much trouble finding one.
A major plus point of going through an accredited centre is that you know the stables meets a certain set of criteria and therefore must abide by stringent health and safety rules. If you have not been riding before then it is a good thing to know that you are in good hands and that the people you are trusting are indeed trustworthy.
If you have discovered that you enjoy horse riding as a sport and perhaps want to get a horse of your own then there are many things to take into account and think about first. Caring for the animal and being able to afford to keep it are major considerations, as is safety.
There are certain things you can buy that will help to keep you safe whilst out on a horse. Wearing a current standard riding helmet is an absolute must whenever you go out on a horse. It cannot be overlooked as doing so could lead to serious injury and even death. If you look online youll find the leading internet retailers for equestrian equipment have a wide range available and so you will certainly find a helmet that is appropriate.
If you are going out on the road, then a high visibility jacket and trousers will help to keep you safe and visible to other road users. You can also now buy a high visibility band that slips over your horses head for that extra bit of safety.