Horseback Riding More Dangerous Than Motorcycles

A research team at the University of Calgary says that riding horses is more dangerous than riding motorcycles. It's even more dangerou...

A research team at the University of Calgary says that riding horses is more dangerous than riding motorcycles. It's even more dangerous than skiing and football.

As reported by The Canadian Press...
The research team says a review of 7,941 trauma patients at Foothills Medical Centre over 10 years found that 151 people were severely injured while horseback riding.

The study published in the American Journal of Surgery says the hospital injury rate for equestrian activity was more than three times higher than for motorcycle riding.
The research team found that of all the people treated for horseback riding injuries, only nine percent were wearing helmets.

The team went on to recommend that all horseback riders wear helmets and safety vests.

Can't you just see this now, the province of Alberta creating a law to require helmets for horseback riding? There's an old saying, "Give them an inch, and they'll take a mile.

Source: The Canadian Press

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