What about kicks
Published 05-15-2013 12:57 PM | Fernanda Camargo
As I read an article about the severity of horse-related injuries (gathering information for an article we're writing about educating horse enthusiasts and other people about safety measures when dealing with horses), I come across an interesting piece of information, which corroborates with my personal experience: a good knowledge of horses and their behavior reduces the risk of a person being kicked!
And horses kick less as they get older! Although I have met some ancient horses that were kickers, they have the tendency to stop that behavior. That's why it is highly recommended that beginners start riding older horses! So if you are a beginner and want to buy a horse, consider buying that horse that's "been there, done that". That horse may not be the most talented and fancy, but it will take care of you!
Even if you are an experienced rider that has been off the saddle for a while, it is advisable to restart your riding with that familiar broke horse... at least until you get your agility and balance back.