How to Survive a Horse Attack

How to Survive a Horse Attack

There are over 100,000 horse-riding accidents in the U.S. every year. More than half of those accidents involve riders being thrown from the horses. But almost a quarter of them are horse kicks. And a small number are bite related. How can you avoid becoming a statistic? What is the proper way to approach a horse? And why would a horse lash out at you?

00:00 Surviving a Horse Attack
01:07 #1 Stay out of blind spots
01:49 #2 Say Its Name
02:18 #3 Don’t feed by hand
02:33 #4 Watch its Lips
03:00 #5 Get immediate medical help

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