Equestrian Sport: Sports Injuries: How to Prevent, Diagnose and Treat

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Few sports are more fun than horseback riding, whether that riding involves a relaxed jaunt on a pony or leaping fences in an equestrian competition. Since horseback riding involves unpredictable and strong-willed animals, however, injuries to riders sometimes occur. Every year, more than 25,000 emergency room visits are made in the United States by people under twenty-five who have been injured in riding accidents. Sports Injuries: Equestrian explains the most common riding injuries, and offers sound safety ...

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Overview

Few sports are more fun than horseback riding, whether that riding involves a relaxed jaunt on a pony or leaping fences in an equestrian competition. Since horseback riding involves unpredictable and strong-willed animals, however, injuries to riders sometimes occur. Every year, more than 25,000 emergency room visits are made in the United States by people under twenty-five who have been injured in riding accidents. Sports Injuries: Equestrian explains the most common riding injuries, and offers sound safety advice to help prevent and treat them. Included are horse-handling techniques, rules for road safety, and advice on matching a rider and a horse. In addition to these tips, this book examines: Various equestrian sports and the specific injuries related to each How to control a horse Helmet designs and safety rules Safety checks for riding equipment Treatments for injured riders

Introduces equestrian sports and provides information on how to prevent and treat the most common riding injuries.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The sport of horse riding has as long a history as virtually any other athletic competition you can imagine. Horse races, charioteering, and cross-country riding competitions can be traced back to ancient days. Equestrian sports have evolved over time to be the purview of an elite class of athlete. In many days gone by riders were drawn from the aristocratic class in a method that stretched back to the medieval age of knights and chivalry. Nevertheless, in our own age, equestrian sports continue to be an honored addition to the athletic landscape. In Equestrian John Wright outlines the history and nature of this noble sport. Equestrian is an illustrated book that is part of a multiple volume series entitled "Sports Injuries." As this series title would indicate a goodly portion of Equestrian is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of injuries commonly experienced in horse riding. Wright touches upon generally recommended physical warm up activities that riders should incorporate into their daily pre-ride regimen. The author also does a noteworthy job of detailing psychological warm up activities that should help sharpen the attention and focus of a rider. At the close of the book the author also lightly touches upon ways in which horse lovers can earn a livelihood via their interest. Through this well thought out approach John Wright has completed a book that is both instructive and engaging. Readers who are interested in horses will find this to be a book that they will both enjoy and learn from. 2004, Mason Crest Publishers, Ages 9 to 12.
—Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590846292
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Sports Injuries Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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