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Saddle Up Safely archives 2009-2013

 

2013-07-26 Saddle Up Safely with the International Society of Rider Biomechanics 

This blog entry was written by Katie Pacheco, Vice President of the International Society of Rider Biomechanics, and accomplished horsewoman. Through the years I have spent in the equine industry, I have had the honor of watching some wonderful riders...

 

2013-05-15 Starting back 

I am getting back on the saddle after being pregnant and having a baby. I am happy to say that I have a happy 3 month old boy that may very well share my love for horses! While I was up at the barn everyday when I was pregnant, my doctor frowned on me...

 

2013-05-15 What about kicks? 

As I read an article about the severity of horse-related injuries (gathering information for an article we're writing about educating horse enthusiasts and other people about safety measures when dealing with horses), I come across an interesting...

 

2013-01-11 Fallen helmet 

Your helmet protects your brain in case of a fall… I guess everyone knows that! Wearing a helmet when riding a horse is not going to protect you from every kind of injury you may sustain in case something goes wrong, but it should minimize a potential...

 

2012-12-18 Where NOT to tie your horse! 

This blog was written by Toma Matott, who is the Facilities Operations Manager in the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, and part of our Saddle Up Safely Auxiliary Group. At some point you will need tie your horse. Most horses will stand tied quietly...

 

2012-12-14 New horse on the block 

It is not uncommon these days for horse people to take in a new "project horse", finish training it and then reselling it for a higher price. This "horse flipping" (compared to contractors flipping a house) has become very frequent...

 

2012-12-05 Mud and horses 

Winter in Kentucky seems to be always very wet! We deal with a lot of mud here in the Bluegrass State! It may seem unnecessary for me to even talk about this.... but BE CAREFUL WHEN WALKING IN MUD!! Mud makes for very slick ground, and if you are dealing...

 

2012-10-17 Olympic event rider breaks her back after a rotational fall 

US Olympic team member Karen O'Connor suffered some vertebral fractures after a rotational fall at Morven Park Horse Trials in Virginia on October 6, 2012. She sustained a burst T4 fracture and a compression fracture of the T5 vertebrae. Luckily...

 

2012-10-04 Enjoy a day at the races with Saddle Up Safely 

Saddle Up Safely is a program that promotes rider safety in all disciplines! October 2012 is our third year anniversary! And we are celebrating in style! Come joins on October 13 for a brunch at Keeneland and a day at the races! For more information,...

 

2012-06-25 Cracked helmet 

We are 5 days away from the Kentucky 4-H State Show, one the country's largest 4-H state horse shows. It is a great responsibility to host/manage a horse show where close to 1,000 youth participate. We try to make things safe for the kids, but the...

 

2012-06-19 Central Kentucky Riding for Hope 

On Saturday, June 16th, I attended the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope fundraiser gala that happened at the Keene Barn at Keeneland. What a wonderful program that is, that helps people with physical and emotional challenges. It was an honor to be a part...

 

2012-06-08 International Helmet Awareness Day! 

June 9th, Saturday, is International Helmet Awareness day!!! Many helmet vendors will be selling their helmets with up to 50% discount!!! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to make a great sport safer!!!!

 

2012-06-07 Happy mouth bits recalled! 

The famous Happy Mouth bits, the ones that taste like peanut-butter and apple (well, supposedly, I never personally tasted them), have been recalled. The wire becomes frayed and the bit can break, leaving the rider without control of the horse. There...

 

2012-04-03 Everyone needs to learn to ride a buck 

A group of us met a few weeks ago to go over the accidents that riders have reported to Saddle Up Safely. As we read time after time reports of people that had been bucked off their horse, we realized that no every rider knows how to ride a buck. Although...

 

2012-02-19 No more hunt caps for Charles Owen! 

Charles Owen, the helmet manufacturer, stopped manufacturing hunt caps in January 2012 and has announced that they will no longer sell unapproved helmets in North America by 2013. Roy Burek, Charles Owen's grandson and managing director of Charles...

 

2012-02-16 OTTB daily routine 

As you know, I adopted an Off the Track Thoroughbred in November 2011. He came with some quirks and we're trying to work those things out.... Most recently, however, I started fostering some OTTB's before they go "school" to be rehabilitated...

 

2012-02-09 Day 2 with my Thoroughbred 

After my first attempt at starting to fit Tony after his winter break, I came back home and ordered a cotton lunge line. My old lunge line is nylon, and since I had misplaced my gloves (which have since been found), my hands were not appreciative of me...

 

2012-02-06 OTTB (Off the track Thoroughbred) 

In November 2011, I became the proud owner of an Off the Track Thoroughbred (OTTB). This name indicates a Thoroughbred horse that was not successful as a racehorse, for one reason or another, and is, therefore, fresh off the track into a loving home....

 

2012-01-26 Barn aisle flooring (part 2) 

In continuing the subject of barn aisle flooring, here are some other options: 5/ Concrete: this is a very hard and durable material. If properly installed, it will be virtually maintenance free. Can be slippery if too smooth, especially with shod horses...

 

2012--01-26 What is your barn aisle floor made of? (part 1) 

We all love to spend time at the barn with our horses! That horse smell is unbeatable! Each barn is constructed differently, although not all of them are safe for the horses or people! But aside from that, let's talk about the barn aisle flooring...

 

2011-12-14 Another Canadian horse dies 

It is with sadness that I blog today about another Canadian horse that died. You may have read my blog post about Hickstead, who died about a month ago after collapsing in ring. This time it was the Eventing horse Smart Move, who belonged to Lisa Marie...

 

2011-12-09 New horses 

It is exciting to get a new horse, everyone agrees! But it is important that you remind yourself that your new horse does not know you like your old horse does. Your mannerisms and routine have become what is "normal" for your old horse, especially...

 

2011-11-17 Going through winter with a healthy horse 

Winter is approaching, and as a good horse owner, you should prepare your horse and yourself to have an uneventful season. You can start by making sure your horse is in good body condition going into winter. That is accomplished by good nutrition and...

 

2011-11-07 What a tragedy! 

Yesterday the world lost its best show jumping horse, Hickstead, ridden by Canadian Eric Lamaze. He collapsed and died in the ring after finishing the 13 jump course. My first impression, after watching the video, is that his death was due to a ruptured...

 

2011-08-23 Meeting with Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear 

On August 18, Bill Gombesky, Holly Wiemers, Bob Coleman and I headed to Frankfort to meet with someone who has been very supportive of our program from the beginning, Kentucky First Lady Mrs. Jane Beshear. Mrs. Beshear has been a life long equestrian...

 

2011-08-19 A quick safety check is worth it! 

This post was written by Connie Jehlik, Instruction Services Director of the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. For more information about USPC, visit www.ponyclub.org The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. develops character, leadership, confidence and a sense...

 

2011-08-09 Just get on and go: I DON'T THINK SO! 

This blog post was written by Polly Haselton Barger, CHA Program Director and CHA Master Instructor and Clinician! To learn more about CHA, go to www.cha-ahse.org Horseback riding can be made much safer by many things, and a pre-ride safety check is one...

 

2011-08-02 Why do riding lessons cost so much? (part 2) 

This blog was written by Essie Rogers of the Kentucky Horse Council. This blog is the continuation of last week's blog, where we are discussing the cost related with taking horseback riding lessons. Getting More for Less Often farms will offer discounted...

 

2011-08-02 Why do riding lessons cost so much? (part 1) 

This blog was written by Essie Rogers from the Kentucky Horse Council. Why do riding lessons cost so much? Lesson fees vary by region or area and also depend largely on the discipline (or type of riding), duration of the lesson, and the number of students...

 

2011-05-31 Why wear ASTM/SEI approved riding helmets?? 

This blog was written by Essie Rogers, the Director of Education and Welfare of the Kentucky Horse Council. Do you ever wonder why it's important to ride in an ASTM/SEI approved riding helmet rather than a sleek unapproved helmet? Not so many years...

 

2011-05-16 Ride a buck! 

Last Sunday, mother's day, I received a phone call in the morning from Janet Curran, a 4H mother and friend of mine, saying they had taken a pony for me to ride at the fundraising horse show for the Kentucky Equine Humane Center. Since this family...

 

2011-05-09 Survey highlights need for equestrian safety 

This blog was written by Ann Blackford, from the Public Relations Office of the University of Kentucky HealthCare. A survey conducted in September 2010 by Saddle Up Safely, a rider safety awareness coalition of 40 community organizations led by the University...

 

2011-05-09 Body condition scoring 

On April 1st, 2011, a group of extension agents, horse leaders and youth, gathered at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center to learn how to assess the body condition of their horses and how to make changes to appropriately increase or reduce their horse's...

 

2011-4-27 Saddle up safely quiz!! 

This news release was written by Ann Blackford, from the University of Kentucky HealthCare Public Relations office. Quiz Tests Equestrians on Rider Safety LEXINGTON, Ky. (April , 2011) − How aware are you of the potential accidents that could happen...

 

2011-04-26 All this rain!! 

OK, so this has been the rainiest April on record for Kentucky!!! We all know that with a lot of rain comes a lot of mud, and unfortunately, some places have been flooded. Problems with mud and humidity: 1/ Wet pastures get ruined by horses' hooves...

 

2011-04-19 I wish I had my camera 

Yesterday I witnessed something that was so dangerous that I wished I had my camera on me. This well intended husband brought his wife for a surprise horseback riding lesson at my barn. Mind you, we don't have an in-house instructor at my barn......

 

2011-04-08 New partners!! 

It is with great honor that we announce new partnerships that are being being formed between Saddle Up Safely and National and International Organizations!! In the last few months, The United States Equestrian Federation, The United States Dressage Federation...

 

2011-03-13 Blind horses 

From Ann Thomas, a member of the Saddle Up Safely Team. "My elderly gelding had to have his eye surgically removed a few years back due to squamous cell carcinoma. I always let him know if I am coming up on that blind side now so he’s not startled...

 

2011-02-22 Horse body language 

Horses use body language to communicate their intentions to other horses and to people. They often give lots of signs before acting. Ears: The ears are used in different ways to signal the horse's intentions or state of mind. For example, a relaxed...

 

2011-01-07 Kentucky 4-H horse volunteer certification 

I find myself at the Barren River State Park in Kentucky. It is a beautiful day! The snow keeps falling, but it is not accumulating on the ground. I simply love the Kentucky State Parks.... I have stayed in several of them in the past years. Here is what...

 

2010-12-27 Horse intelligence and learning ability 

It is important not to give horses human characteristics, but to understand their behavior from their perspective. What seems illogical to us, may be very logical to them. Attaching human emotions to horses impedes us from understanding their behavior...

 

2010-12-27 Social hierarchy 

Horses define their hierarchy in a group through aggression. After the social order has been established, it is maintained with a series of body language and interactive behaviors. For example, small gestures such as ears back and head tossing will usually...

 

2010-12-27 Horse behavior 

The physical and behavioral characteristics of horses guarantee that they act based on instinct, running away from danger or defend themselves if they feel trapped. They will kick, strike or bite if they can't get away from danger. The anatomy of...

 

2010-12-24 Horse characteristics 

We will start a series that will include physical and behavioral characteristics of horses, which make them who they are, and which will give us clues on how to behave when near them. What differs wild horses from domesticated horses is the fact that...

 

2010-12-03 Crossing railroads while hauling a trailer 

The information on this blog was a provided by USRider Equestrian Motor Plan. If you are pulling a trailer you need to be extra cautious when crossing railroads. Here are some tips: IF YOU SEE A TRAIN COMING, WAIT! _ Don’t be tempted to try to beat...

 

2010-11-12 Spine fracture 

The daughter of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg broke her spine and had a concussion after she fell from her horse on November 5, 2010. Georgina Bloomberg was competing in the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament, and her saddle came loose...

 

2010-10-28 Winter 

Winter is almost around the corner... This Fall has been exceptionally good for horseback riding. It has been dry and warm. The drought has not been so good for pasture maintenance, however. So if you haven't done so, it is time you buy and store...

 

2010-09-30 WEG - part 5 

The other cool part of being at the World Equestrian Games is that all these horse and horsemen celebrities are just walking around and you get to rub shoulders with them. Last week I exchanged a few words with Pat Parelli, who was leisurely riding his...

 

2010-09-30 WEG - part 4 

One thing that I found very interesting about endurance is that they are not required to wear riding boots. This is the only discipline I know of that does not require boots or heeled shoes to be able to compete. They were all wearing helmets, although...

 

2010-09-29 WEG - part 3 

The endurance competition happened on Sunday. I worked at the endurance venue as an official Portuguese interpreter. I was stationed right in front of the vet check and trotting lanes. That was super cool because I was pretty much rubbing shoulders with...

 

2010-09-29 WEG - part 2 

We are in the middle of the World Equestrian Games, which is the world competition for 8 equestrian sports. I worked on Saturday as an interpreter for the Brazilian teams. The reining competition started on Saturday. I watched the entire competition from...

 

2010-09-29 The World Equestrian Games are coming to town! 

This is so exciting! The WEG finally arrived!!!! The Horse Park looks fabulous and there are people from all over the world walking around and enjoying themselves in our beautiful Bluegrass State!!! The games started on Saturday, September 25 with the...

 

2010-09-14 Meeting a new horse (part 2) 

We have been talking about the issue of new people wanting to pet or even ride your horse. Before they even get close to your horse, they need to be educated on how to behave near a horse. 3. Children: Most children are drawn to horses, but some of them...

 

2010-09-08 Meeting a new horse (part 1) 

If you own a horse, you have had friends ask you if they could come and ride your horse. Introducing new people to horses will certainly benefit them and the industry as well. But you need to take certain precautions to introduce them in a safe manner...

 

2010-08-31 Ten tips to prevent being kicked by a horse 

Kicking is one way horses communicate and it’s important to recognize how fast even the sleepiest school horse can throw a foot at you. Fortunately there are some simple steps you can take to avoid a kick. Almost one-fifth of the horse-related injuries...

 

2010-08-30 Courtesy tips on the trail 

One of the best past times can be saddling up your horse and going for a quiet ride through the woods or by the river. Before you head out, you should know how to be courteous to others around you. These tips won’t just keep you polite, but they...

 

2010-07-28 What's with the red ribbon? 

If you have a horse that is a kicker, it is common courtesy to tie a red ribbon to its tail to warn people not to get too close. This is especially important in trail ridings, horse camps and in horse shows, where multiple horses get in close proximity...

 

2010-07-26 New releases for Saddle Up Safely campaign 

UK Now, the University pf Kentucky News just released news about a survey that we conducted about horse related accidents! The results of the survey are astounding!!!! Check the news release at: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/survey-shows-need-horse-safety...

 

2010-07-23 Loading and unloading a horse safely from a trailer 

· Get help. This is a two-person job. · Keep the horse as relaxed and calm as possible. A nervous or frightened horse can hurt himself – or you. · Practice loading a few times before you ever have to leave. · Check the...

 

2010-06-30 Trail riding checklist 

Keep the attached checklist with you and review it before riding. ü Always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return. ü Always carry some form of communication (cell phone) on your person – not just on your horse...

 

2010-06-23 Style vs. safety 

This blog was written by Kristen Janicki-Harvey, the Extension Associate for Equine Activities of the University of Kentucky. When I was in 7 th grade, my parents finally gave in to my horse craze and I started taking lessons at a local hunter barn. From...

 

2010-06-15 Safely crossing the railroad tracks 

This information was provided by Mark Cole from USRider, a nationwide roadside assistance plan created especially for equestrians, providing roadside repairs for tow vehicles and trailers with horses, emergency stabling, veterinary referrals and more...

 

2010-06-04 Pre-trip check list for trail riders 

This information was provided by Mark Cole from USRider, a nationwide roadside assistance plan created especially for equestrians, providing roadside repairs for tow vehicles and trailers with horses, emergency stabling, veterinary referrals and more...

 

2010-05-13 Trail riding etiquette (part 3): Being courteous 

This blog was written by Essie Rogers, the Director of Education and Welfare at the Kentucky Horse Council. She is also a certified instructor of the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). Courtesy is another important part of enjoying the great outdoors...

 

2010-05-13 Trail riding etiquette (part 2): Being a good steward 

This blog was written by Essie Rogers, the Director of Education and Welfare at the Kentucky Horse Council. She is also a certified instructor of the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). Often we don’t think of trail etiquette immediately since...

 

2010-05-13 Trail riding etiquette (part 1):How to be safe and still have fun! 

This blog was written by Essie Rogers, the Director of Education and Welfare at the Kentucky Horse Council. She is also a certified instructor of the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). Poor trail riding etiquette typically leads to unsafe activities...

 

2010-05-12 Reducing injuries to children 

This Blog was written by the Saddle Up Safely Team members. Nearly one in five emergency department visits for horse-related injuries involves a child under age 15. Tips for having a safe experience include: 1. Children should possess the balance and...

 

2010-05-07 Young colts 

I just bought a new filly, who just turned 3 years old on April 27, 2010. She is very sweet and gentle, but was not broke to ride when I bought her. I don't like to start colts because I can't work with them every day, as I have my full time job...

 

2010-04-15 Muddy trails: What to do now? 

This blog was written by Jennifer Willey, who is a Master Riding Instructor with the Certified Horsemanship Association. www.CHA-ahse.org . She currently teaches in Minnesota. Hooray! Spring is here and we are all gearing up to hit the trails! Per usual...

 

2010-04-15 2010 Kentucky Equine Youth Festival 

We hosted, on March 19, the Kentucky Equine Youth Festival. The Festival showcased the 8 sports that are part of the World Equestrian Games, coming to the Kentucky Horse Park in September of 2010. The 8 sports are: endurance, reining, vaulting, para-equestrian...

 

2010-04-15 Getting muddy in Kentucky! 

This blog was written by Cindy Ellsworth, a friend of mine who has ridden miles and miles of trails on her horse Dawn. Here is what she has to say about mud: Ah, springtime in Kentucky. Wildflowers, bluegrass, horses... and MUD on the trail! First and...

 

2010-03-09 US dressage Olympian suffers a skull fracture 

US Dressage Olympian Courtney King-Dye fell from her horse on March 5th and fractured her skull. She was schooling a horse prior to competition and was not wearing a helmet. Her horse slipped from under her, falling and causing her to fall. She was not...

 

2010-03-04 New Saddle Up Safely brochures 

We have developed, 2 wonderful educational and informative brochures. More brochures coming soon! The first one is about horse safety in general. This is a very informative brochure. The second one is about diseases that can be transmitted from horses...

 

2010-03-04 Safety check on tack 

This blog was written by Tara Gamble. She is the current CHA president, an AQHA Professional Horseman, and a CHA Master Instructor. When you are working with horses, it is important to remember they are large, unpredictable animals that require a healthy...

 

2010-03-04 Helmet safety (part 4) - General advice 

This Blog was written by Ron Friedson, from Pegasus Helmets. Some General Safety Information While the late Christopher Reeves is the most well known modern day avoidable riding accident, on a regular basis riders break the safety rules, and therefore...

 

2010-03-04 Helmet safety (part 3) - When to replace a helmet 

This blog was written by Ron Friedson, from Pegasus Helmets. Wear, tear and accidents 1. As a general rule, you should replace a helmet every three to five years. 2. If your helmet has been subject to a lot of hours in a hot car, been handled and used...

 

2010-03-04 Helmet safety (part 2) - Fitting your equestrian helmet 

This Blog was written by Ron Friedson, from Pegasus Helmets. Helmet Fit: 1. The front your helmet should be about ¼ to ½ inch above your eyebrows. 2. The helmet should fit snug enough to leave a slight mark on your forehead. 3. When you...

 

2010-03-04 Helmet safety (part 1) 

This blog was written by Ron Friedson, from Pegasus Helmets. Helmet Safety is a function of the quality of the helmet and the fit to the users head and the proper adjustment of the straps etc. In addition age, wear and tear and previous accidents all...

 

2010 03-04 Saddle Up Safely seminar, March 23 2010 

The Saddle Up Safely Campaign is having another seminar at the Red Mile Clubhouse on March 23, 2010. We invite you to attend. Tuesday, March 23 The Red Mile Clubhouse 1200 Red Mile Road, Lexington (to the right of the grandstand) 6:30 p.m. – Registration...

 

2010-02-22 Safety first! 

This blog was written by Christy Landwehr, a friend of mine and a Master Instructor for Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). Christy has been a riding instructor for over 20 years, and has competed in every discipline imaginable, from English, side...

 

2010-02-18 Saddle Up Safely seminar at Red Mile Feb. 23 

Even a minor injury can take the fun out of horseback riding. Whether you’re an all-out enthusiast or just an occasional rider, you’re invited to join Saddle Up SAFELY team members and UK HealthCare for a free lecture on simple things you...

 

2010-02-16 Lunging for sale 

Some people are known to lunge their horses more than others. Why should you or shouldn't you lunge your horse? I like to lunge my horse especially after she's been resting for a while because it's the time she can play, kick out, act like...

 

2010-01-30 Safe riding in the winter 

Wow, did it ever snow here last night? It looks white and peaceful outside. Some people have been asking if it is safe to ride their horses in the snow. One thing to consider when riding in the snow is that you can't see what's underneath if the...

 

2010-01-27 Teach a horse to tie (part 2) 

I want to continue on the topic of teaching a horse to tie, as this seems to be something that not all people know how to teach. Like I said, I keep my horse at a trainer, who is an excellent horseman, and routinely ties the horses in their stalls after...

 

2010-01-27 Teach a horse to tie (part 1) 

Don't you hate horses that cannot stand still, pulls back, breaks halters? Not only is this a menace, it is also unsafe! Veterinarians and farriers don't like horses that can't stand still, as this is unsafe for them. People have been asking...

 

2010-01-19 Who is liable?? 

This blog was written by Mr. Milton Toby , who is an attorney and the Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association's Equine Law Section. Better Safe than Sorry Horses are accidents waiting to happen. Careful management can forestall many mishaps, but it...

 

2010-01-19 Billboards!! 

Our campaign is gaining momentum and we now have 4 billboards around Lexington - KY! If you have seen the billboards, let us know by leaving a comment!!! Write down what road you have seen it. Let's start a competition and see who can find all the...

 

2010-01-04 The mounted patrol way 

This blog was written by Robert Milward, Training Officer of the Buffalo Trace Mounted Patrol. He has a great point about starting to get control of your horse from the ground and teaching your horse respect. 2010 is a magical year for horses and the...

 

2009-12-06 How to deal with an unruly, young horse 

I talked about how unsuitable a young horse is to a new horse owner in my last post, and I warned potential new owners to stay away from green horses. Well, so what do you do if you already own a green horse and you are an inexperienced horse owner? There...

 

2009-12-01 How to pick a good horse 

Many people have been asking me to give some tips about horse and owner suitability. First and foremost, green horse and green rider do not make a good pair. If you are an inexperienced rider/horseman, you should not purchase a green or young horse. By...

 

2009-11-16 Broke a wood post with my head!! 

This story was shared with us by Emily Falica, a 4-H member from Allen County. She rides a pony whose name is Captain Jack Sparrow. She fell from him, head first, when she was jumping and hit her head on a wood pole, breaking it in half. Read her story...

 

2009-11-13 Broke my collar bone 

photo courtesy of Larry Curran This post was written by Deana Curran, a Kentucky Horse Program 4-H member, from Jessamine County. She is a very active 4-H'er and excellent rider. However, as you will see below, accidents happen even to good riders...

 

2009-11-07 You gotta love kids! 

I find myself at the North American International Livestock Expo in Louisville, helping out with the Eastern National 4-H Roundup Horse Contests. I am part of the Hippology Committee. We have 24 teams this year, and 95 contestants for hippology. Coaches...

 

2009-11-03 Geldings and mares....who's the boss? 

This story was shared with me by Ann Thomas, the Senior Facilities Planner for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Dean's Office. She said that none of her injuries have sent her to the ER, but she has had interesting mishaps. "Many...

 

2009-11-01 Inexperienced rider 

On a gorgeous sunny day like today, all horse lovers went riding, I am sure of that! Well, that included me! I went riding with a few people I know and a few that I met today. We trailered the horses to this friend's farm. Everyone was riding their...

 

2009-10-23 Horse lovers are also dog lovers....for the most part 

What horse and dog owner doesn't love to go trail riding or hacking and take their faithful companion with them? I certainly do. We just need to be extra careful when man's best friend is coming along as they may add to the unexpected things that...

 

2009-10-16 I AM GUILTY 

I have been guilty of unsafe practices as well. In my last blog I said that sometimes when we know our horses well we let our guards down and can make mistakes. Well, one beautiful sunny afternoon I thought my mostly white horse needed a bath. I was by...

 

2009-10-05 Safe does not come naturally 

Have you seen how kids approach horses, I mean the brave ones who have never been around horses before? They just walk onto the horse, maybe go under the belly, go right behind them, and then get so excited they're getting to touch a huge animal like...

 

2009-09-25 Welcome to Saddle Up Safely @ UK! 

This blog, hosted by veterinarian and professor Dr. Fernanda Camargo will encourage safety with horses in conjunction with the Saddle Up Safely program. It will primarily focus on rider safety, ways to prevent accidents, safe handling of horses and horse...

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