Horse Riding Injuries

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We know all too well as solicitors specialising in horse riding injury claims that a pleasant horse ride can, in an instant, turn to tragedy and it’s easy to see why.

It’s an unfortunate fact that horse riding is intrinsically dangerous and with this being the case horse riding injuries are an inevitable consequence of the sport.

It’s easy to understand how risky and dangerous horse riding can be :-

  • Horses are huge beasts weighing around 1000 pounds (you definitely don’t want to be crushed under that sort of weight!)
  • Horses are also powerful and can accelerate away at a moments notice reaching scary speeds whilst at the same time horses have the reputation of being unpredictable.
  • To make things worse the rider is perched on top of the horse, some 13 feet from the ground and at the full mercy of an animal that is said to be less intelligent than a dog.

It’s also easy to see how even the most talented of horse riders can suffer serious horse riding injuries for a variety of reasons.

It’s also a sad fact that often the horse rider will take all the right precautions but still that isn’t enough to prevent a horse riding injury. It’s these risks that we are all prepared to take for the love of the sport.

What are the most common types of Horse Riding Injuries?

Over the years there have been a series of high profile horse riding accidents that have been reported in the press and these serve to demonstrate the range and seriousness of the injuries that can be sustained and the random nature of the accidents themselves.

Horse riding injuries usually occur simply by the rider falling off the horse and other common injuries include horse kicks, horse bites as well as crushing type injuries.

  • The injuries sustained can range from minor soft tissue injuries to fractures and concussion and then on to the catastrophic injuries to the brain and spinal cord involving paralysis.
  • Studies and research demonstrate that head injuries outnumber spinal injuries by five to one.
  • Compared to other sporting accidents there are many more lumbar and thoracic injuries. This may well be down to horse riders commonly falling onto their buttocks and/or colliding into obstructions.
  • It also seem true that many more female riders are more likely to suffer serious horse riding injuries but this may simply be explained by the fact there are many more women horse riders to start with.

Thankfully though most horse riding injuries tend to be on the less serious scale allowing riders to be discharged from hospital within a few days.

If you have suffered a horse riding injury and are considering bringing a claim then we are very well placed to help guide you through the process.


100% of our Horse Riding Accident Claims are made on a No Win No Fee basis. If your Horse Riding Accident claim is unsuccessful it will not cost you anything.

It’s as simple as that!

Once we have taken all the relevant information we will be able to start your claim for Horse Riding Accident Compensation.

100% of our Horse Riding Accident Claims are made on a No Win No Fee basis which means that you do not have to worry about any financial risk at all as if your Horse Riding Accident claim is unsuccessful it will not cost you anything. 

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We are able to give you immediate legal representation, rehabilitation and treatment no matter where you are in England, Scotland or Wales. We also provide urgent:

  • Home visits
  • Hospital visits for those who are unable to meet us at home
  • Face to face meeting at one of our private meeting rooms based in most UK cities

If you think that you have a Horse Riding Accident claim, would like to have a chat about a potential Horse Riding Accident claim or just require further information, contact us now.

because……if you don’t ask you’ll never know!

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