riding can be a safe and an extremely rewarding hobby when the rider takes steps
to minimize risks. As with any of the most enjoyable activities in life, it is
impossible to eliminate all risks. But, by educating yourself to equestrian safety,
the possibility of injury can be greatly reduced. Everybody who rides a horse,
no matter how experienced, eventually has a fall. But they can be managed so those
adverse events are not so frequent and are less severe when they do occur.
A combination of common sense and caution is needed when dealing with horses.
About 85% of riding injuries result from a fall, so the best way to protect yourself
from serious injury is by wearing protective gear. Not only wear it, but make
sure that it fits properly and is in good condition so it can do the job.
Research has found that most riders are aware of the correct safety equipment:
helmets, riding boots, gloves, and protective body padding and safety stirrups.
Unfortunately, more than three-quarters do not use some of the most effective
precautions: padding and safety stirrups.
Safety - Wear a boot with a good heel to keep your foot from slipping through
the stirrups. Not being able to get your foot free during a mishap is a terrifying
experience and can result in the rider being dragged. As an additional precaution,
you can prevent dragging accidents by using a safety stirrup.
You can be severely injured if
your foot is not released from the stirrup in a fall and you are dragged along
the ground. Safety stirrups are designed to release your foot in the event of
Pty Ltd invents, designs, develops and manufactures horse safety stirrups. For
the typical English style riding we have our SmartRider 'Classic' Breakaway stirrup
and for the Western style riding we have our 100% Australian, (manufactured right
here in the 'Smart State' of Queensland) SmartRider 'Escape' Breakaway range.
Breakaway stirrups give peace of mind to all riders and their loved ones.
our SmartRider Breakaway Stirrup's won't stop you from falling, they will allow
you to enjoy the freedom of horse riding, secure with the knowledge that if you
do part company with your horse, you'll do just that!!!
Pty Ltd (Previously known as SafeRider Australia Pty Ltd) and Equine Inventions
Pty Ltd have formed an association where we now jointly and very proudly promote
and market our unique Breakaway Stirrups under the SmartRider name and logo.