Horse riding is an exciting but hazardous sport and accidents sustained from horse riding can result in very serious personal injuries. In the UK horse riding is a popular sport and many people pay for lessons, excursions and trekking.
Although a personal injury may be sustained due to the horse behaving in an unpredictable manner, it is possible for personal injuries to be sustained due to the negligence of an instructor, riding school or equipment company. If this is the case then a successful personal injury compensation claim may be able to be brought against them.
Riding schools or the equipment company must ensure that the riding helmet meets adequate safety standards and is the correct fit for the rider. If not, a blow to the head could be worsened due to the ill fitting helmet and could result in a compensation claim against the school or company.
Riding schools must ensure that the riding equipment i.e. the saddle, reins etc are well maintained and are not damaged in anyway. If not, the rider could lose control of the horse resulting in serious personal injuries and a possible compensation claim.
The rider should also be matched correctly to their horse depending on the rider’s height and ability. If a rider is inexperienced and they are given a horse which is hard to control and unpredictable then there is the risk that they could be seriously injured and may bring a compensation claim against the riding school.
Injuries which can be sustained from a horse riding accident and which may result in a compensation claim being made can include:
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