Top 10 Most Dangerous Equestrian Sports

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Just being around horses can be dangerous…when you add a saddle things can get even more risky. Certain disciplines require speed, agility, and unique maneuvers. There can be a lot of room for error. Riders end up with broken bones, concussions, and fatal injuries. If you’re a daredevil, these sports might have the adrenaline rush you need!

1. Horse Racing

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When you’re a jockey… it’s not if you’ll get hurt, it’s how bad and when.

2. Steeplechase

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Racing and jumping, steeplechase is definitely near the top of the list!

3. Cross Country Jumping

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If you’re a cross country rider, you have guts.

4. Barrel Racing

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Barrel racing requires speed and agility!

5. Pole Bending

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Would you try this high intensity sport? PC: Knaupter @ Flickr.

6. Trick Riding

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Are you up for the challenge of trick riding?

7. Show Jumping

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Pairing speed with high jumps makes for a risky sport.

8. Fox Hunting

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There’s a lot more to fox hunting than meets the eye.

9. Polo

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With a group of riders charging at fast speeds, you’re bound to have a few accidents.

10. Vaulting

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PC: Ken Owen @ Flickr.

Did your sport make the top ten most dangerous list? If so, hang on and be ready for a crazy ride!

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