Equestrian Medical Safety Association

  • Equestrian Rider Safety

    Driving Safety

    At home, in competition or on the road.
  • Cross Country Equestrian Competition

    Equestrian Competition Safety

    In all horse sports.
  • Equestrian Trail Riding

    Trail Riding Safety

    Preparedness and Enjoyment
  • Equestrian Lacrosse Competition

    Team Competition Safety

    Training and Practice
  • Horse Heat Safety

    Accident and Injury Prevention

    Managing Horse and Human Health
  • Equine Competition

    Youth and Horses Safety

    Developing the unique bond between youth and horses.

Equestrian Medical Safety Association

The Equestrian Medical Safety Association (EMSA) is dedicated to the philosophy, principles
and application of safety and accident prevention prevention in horse activities. This purpose is
achieved through education, research and information resources.
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Educate anyone involved in equine pursuits with emphasis on public awareness. We provide information about risk reduction and accident prevention.
Research review to better define injury patterns & risks, efficacy of safety measures and equipment and assistance in equipment design.
Assistance resource, through knowledge & experience, to those who have suffered injury and disability in equestrian activities.
Directory of Lay Articles, Newsletters, Scientific Articles and Videos. Submit an article today!
Our membership is made up of physicians, nurses and medical technicians, first responders and Emergency Medical Service professionals as well as horse people interested in safety and accident prevention.
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FAQs

  • How do I get my rider to wear a helmet

    There are numerous excuses for not wearing helmets that are shared with all activities where wearing a helmet can reduce or mitigate head injury. The reasons for helmet use don’t change the use... read more
  • If I am caught outdoors in a thunderstorm, how do I keep safe?

    Avoid being the path of least electrical resistance. Keep away from water. Avoid high ground. Avoid metal objects like fences and poles. Avoid being under a tree; 25% of all outdoor lightning... read more
  • What can I do to protect my horse from lightning?

    The best advice is to steer clear of a dangerous situation. Plan ahead! Failing that, at least one expert recommends that you put distance between yourself and your horse, since is likely... read more
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