Horse’n Around SAFELY
A team from UK HealthCare was on hand March 8 as the Kentucky Horse Park
dedicated its new Children's Barn. The Children's Barn consists of 20
child-friendly exhibits designed to teach kids a wide variety of equine
safety information. We're especially proud of the Saddle Up SAFELY
exhibit, which provides hands-on interactive questions and answers that
highlight some of the basic safety principles for being safe around
Saddle Up SAFELY
is a coalition of 40 horse and medical organizations, led by UK
HealthCare and the UK College of Agriculture Equine Program. The
coalition's goal is to keep kids and adult horse riders away from
emergency rooms. The exhibit at the horse park includes interesting
information on which helmets are safest, proper footwear, how to
approach a horse and more. In addition, Saddle Up SAFELY's safety
booklets, including a children's horse safety activity booklet, are
available for free. Next time you visit the horse park be sure to drop
by the Children's Barn for some fun and good information. Happy trails!
The UK team that created the stall display.
From left to right: Holly Wiemers, Bill Gombeski, Misty Hamilton, Graham Moore, Ryan Gugeler, and Derik Riley
Title Picture: Close up of the child-friendly learning stations.