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Safety Saturday

Walking behind a horse needs to be done correctly. Most people say that when you go behind a horse you should walk really wide behind them, this is actually more dangerous! You need to stay nice and close to them and keep your hand on them so they know that you are there. Or if you don’t feel comfortable going behind them then go under their neck to get to the other side. If you walk behind them and stay close then if they were to kick out then they will only get you in the leg and with only minimal force of their kick (yes it will still hurt but not as bad as getting the full force). If you go really wide behind the horse and they kick out you are at risk of getting kicked in the chest and head areas at full force. This is the most dangerous way to get kicked and can cause some serious injuries.

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