Equestrian Medical Safety Association

Youth & Horses

Ways To Stay Safe As A Young Rider

Youth & Horses

Information concerning youth and their involvement with horses to be displayed here. Be sure to follow all safety guidelines for equine safety and consult our Resource section should you need youth and horse information.

When Can My Child Ride a Horse



The US Pony Club’s A Parents Answer Book assesses many many questions that parents have when their child wants to ride. While the booklet if focused on Pony Club members questions, the safety horsemanship portions apply to all aspiring riders’ parents.

The National Athletic Trainers Association’s Parents and Coaches Guide to Dehydration and Other Heat Illnesses in Children is particularly useful for those who ride and compete in hot weather.