Saddle Up safely is a rider safety awareness program sponsored by UK HealthCare, UK College of Agriculture and many community organizations.
It is important to Saddle Up Safely.
Every year, millions of Americans participate in horseback riding activities. Horseback riding is a popular activity for people of all ages but it has a high risk of injury. All too often, riding injuries occur due to lack of education or understanding of equine behavior and proper riding practices. In fact, a current study shows that half of equine-related injury patients believe their injuries were preventable and due to rider error.
Through Saddle Up Safely, UK HealthCare seeks to educate current and future riders about the simple steps that can be taken to prevent accidents. Horseback riding is an extremely rewarding and thrilling sport, but it should be safe as well. Through Saddle Up Safely and UK HealthCare, we hope to make a great sport safer and more enjoyable for all riders and equine enthusiasts.
Saddle Up Safely is a rider safety awareness program sponsored by UK HealthCare, UK College of Agriculture and many community organizations. Through our publication, we seek to educate current and future riders about the simple steps that can be taken to prevent accidents. Click here to read »
In our Saddle Up Safely blog, UK Equine Extension Professor Fernanda Camargo, DMV, PhD, shares her thoughts on horses and rider safety. Click here to read her blog »
Would you like to help Saddle Up Safely educate riders and reduce riding-related injuries? Your support is very important to the campaign. Options for helping include:
Share campaign information with your members, friends, or anyone who needs educational information about safe riding practices. For copies of the Saddle Up Safely brochure, call 800-333-8874 or 859-257-1000.
Become a program partner or sponsor. Join a growing roster of companies and community organizations that are helping spread the word about Saddle Up Safely with direct financial support or in-kind donations.
To make a donation to the program, please call 859-323-8587 or write to:
Saddle Up SAFELY
2317 Alumni Park Plaza, Suite 500
Lexington KY 40517
Share your ideas: Please
submit a tip about safe riding practices on the tips page on this site, and you will be entered to win prizes. We also invite your comments about
Dr. Camargo's safety blog, also on this site.
UK Ag Equine Programs
N212 Ag Science North
Lexington KY 40546