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Although horse sports—and three-day eventing in particular—carry inherent risks to both horse and rider, significant safety efforts in recent years have led to safer competitions, according to two sports medicine specialists.
Safety in Thoroughbred horse racing became a very public concern two years ago when a series of catastrophic breakdowns at Santa Anita Park in Southern California became national news. Veterinarians presented safety measures put in place to protect horses and humans.
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