Tag: Rider safety

Horses and risk to be explored in special issue of journal

| March 10, 2015 | 1 Comment
Horses and risk to be explored in special issue of journal

Submissions sought for a special edition of “Animals”.

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Helmet ‘extras’ don’t help lower concussion risk, study finds

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Helmet ‘extras’ don’t help lower concussion risk, study finds

Shell layers, pads, and fiber sheets do little to prevent concussion.

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Eye-tracking an exciting new tool to assess concussion

| January 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Eye-tracking an exciting new tool to assess concussion

Eye movement less coordinated in patients whose CT scans showed brain damage after head injuries.

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New concussion screening tool can be used ‘in the field’

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
New concussion screening tool can be used ‘in the field’

Mayo Clinic licenses King-Devick Test, which screens for concussion in athletes at sporting events.

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Polo study finds helmet appearance outranks safety in buying decisions

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Polo study finds helmet appearance outranks safety in buying decisions

British study delves into falls and injuries among players.

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New push to reduce sports-related concussion

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
New push to reduce sports-related concussion

ACC says 7350 head injuries recorded each year as a direct result of sport-related activity.

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British horse-riding helmet standard withdrawn

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
British horse-riding helmet standard withdrawn

Helmets currently on the market not affected by withdrawal of (BS)EN1384 standard.

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Britain halts use of helmet cameras in eventing

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Britain halts use of helmet cameras in eventing

Governing body cites concerns over safety while awaiting independent review.

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Helmet hair or vege-brain – your choice!

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Helmet hair or vege-brain – your choice!

20% of accidents resulting in head injuries happen while the person is on the ground.

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Jockeys in US, Australia die after racing accidents

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jockeys in US, Australia die after racing accidents

Dark day for racing as injuries claim the lives of jockeys in Queensland and Indiana.

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Trio honoured with Sefton awards for horse safety work

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Trio honoured with Sefton awards for horse safety work

Three horse and rider safety advocates recognised with Sefton awards.

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Regaining your confidence after an accident

| October 1, 2014 | 1 Comment
Regaining your confidence after an accident

Advice on ‘physical fear’ and getting back in the saddle after a fall.

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Risk of liver damage in riding mishaps should not be ignored – study

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Risk of liver damage in riding mishaps should not be ignored – study

Researchers assess 20 cases of liver injury from horse accidents.

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Equestrian coaches offered free concussion course

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Equestrian coaches offered free concussion course

Equine Canada’s equestrian coaches have the chance to undertake a free eLearning module in understanding concussion.

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Higher placed eventers more likely to fall on cross-country – study

| August 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Higher placed eventers more likely to fall on cross-country – study

Should placings be withheld until after cross country, researchers ask.

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Broken coat colours a safety bonus for road-going horses – study

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Broken coat colours a safety bonus for road-going horses – study

Fluorescent or reflective riding gear helps, but let’s not forget the horse.

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Swedish study of horse-related accidents reveals surprisingly few serious mishaps

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Swedish study of horse-related accidents reveals surprisingly few serious mishaps

Suggestion safety equipment may have decreased serious injuries.

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Breakages prompt US stirrup leather recall

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Breakages prompt US stirrup leather recall

About 1200 pairs of pre-stretched leathers sold in the US since last October.

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Racing industry rallies to help injured jockey

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Racing industry rallies to help injured jockey

Thomas Russell in intensive care in Christchurch Hospital following a trackwork fall.

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British Dressage approves inflatable safety vest

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
British Dressage approves inflatable safety vest

Helite Air Shell Gilet and Original Jacket approved for use in dressage competition.

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