Medical Practice

Horse-play: Survey of Accidents with Horses

Br Med J 1973; 3 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5879.532 (Published 08 September 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;3:532
  1. Hugh M. Barber

    Abstract

    Horse-riding is increasing in popularity. During 1971 and 1972 154 patients had horse-related injuries of sufficient severity to warrant admission to the Radcliffe Infirmary. The injuries sustained are more common and more severe than generally appreciated and are comparable to those sustained by motor-cyclists. Supervision of children is often insufficient and protective leg and head gear is commonly quite inadequate, even when worn.

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