Horse riding in Britain is booming but so are the numbers of related casualties. It’s generally accepted as a risk sport and despite safety equipment generally being of a very high standard serious accidents frequently occur.
10 Deaths Per Year Caused By Horse Riding Accidents
In a paper published by former government advisor Prof David Nutt horserelated incidents cause roughly 10 deaths a year and 100 road traffic accidents.
Flying paramedics were called out to 150 incidents involving horse accidents in 2007 and according to them horse riding has now overtaken motorcycling as the biggest cause of rural accidents.
It’s alarming that in light of the above some riding schools are not adequately supervising their riders particularly the younger inexperienced ones.