According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study in 2007, equestrian head injuries were the leading cause for hospital admission in those patients with equestrian-related injuries. In 2009, of the 14,446 horse related head injuries 3,798 (26.29%) required hospital admission.
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National Electronic Surveillance System (NEISS)
Mounted and Unmounted Horse Injuries A recent Kentucky study explores injuries from horse seen in hospitals. “This evaluation of trauma in mounted vs. unmounted equestrians indicates different patterns of injury, contributing to the growing body of literature in this field. We find interaction with horses to be dangerous to both mounted and unmounted equestrians. Intervention with increased safety equipment practice should include helmet usage while on and off the horse.”
The CDC statistics on emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths from traumatic brain injuries (TBI).