Horse-related injuries

If you work with horses, you need to be aware of the risks and plan ahead to keep workers and others safe.

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2. What you can do to stay safe

People who interact with horses are most commonly injured as a result of falls, strikes, bites or kicks. Get a clear picture of horse-related injuries in the industry and consider these ways to stay safe:

  • provide a safe environment
  • choose the right horse for the job and for rider capability
  • prepare the horse
  • assess the rider
  • develop safe procedures
  • make sure supervisors are competent and instructors are suitably qualified
  • use safety gear

Watch our working safely with horses video to see how these tips are applied.

Working safely with horses