Horse & Rider Trauma - Physio View


Humans: Riders, by the very nature of their sport, plus day-to-day dealings with 500kg plus animals, frequently sustain a variety of traumatic injuries. Falls are one of the biggest causes of injury resulting in soft-tissue trauma, bone fractures, joint damage and sadly, although fortunately rarely, death. Riding is a high risk sport due to the unpredictable nature of the horse which is essentially a prey animal. In addition injuries can also easily occur whilst handling horses from the ground as very often hats are not worn in these scenarios.