Traumatic Brain Injuries in Equestrian Sport
Starting off, he reiterated a common thread among the day’s speakers: Equestrians are athletes, and athletes suffer injuries. He stated that, among sports-related TBIs, the highest incidence among adults occurred in equestrians.
“Riding requires a lot of athleticism,” Han said. “Riding a horse is tougher than mixed martial arts and kickboxing. It requires a high level of athleticism and neural engagement to ride. It’s also very complicated—riding marries a horse and person into synchrony. Other sports pale in comparison to high-level equestrian sports.”
Han is used to receiving questions about head injury across the range of sports. One question he gets asked is why there is such variability in
Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.
Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with