Most Dangerous Horse Riding Events

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21 Roping

Calf roping, steer roping, break away, and team roping are all super dangerous. I have witnessed arms torn out of the socket by not getting the dally in team roping or getting a bad loop and tearing something. Also you are running a horse like 6 times your weight while spinning a rope, holding on, aiming, and controlling the horse. Many fingers and arms have been broken

I know someone how had lost his fingers while roping it was because ot was in the rope and got stuck

22 Chuckwagon Races

I like to judge how dangerous a sport is by how much could go wrong and even though steeplechase, crosscountry and flat racing have huge margins of error, racing with a team of horses and a wagon at speed seems borderline insane to most people

23 Escaramuza Charra

I think is a extreme sport because you have to ride with your bough legs on the same side, like a "princes" but, with other 7 more (the team are 8) wile we perform the routin, fast and the cleanest one win... Check this in you tube!

24 Endurance Racing

Endurance should probably be at the bottom. Yes, it has its dangers, just being on a horse is dangerous, but trust me, it is much safer than other events. The horse doesn't need to be going at high speeds, you don't really need to jump anything unless you decide you want to (if you break your neck then its your fault) and there's usually vets in the middle of this 'race' to make sure you are not pushing the horse too far as well as resting places. Plus most riders decide to go in groups, this helps the horse relax because it is in a herd with other horses, so it will be harder for it to be nervous or spook. The terrain is pretty silent, there's no crowd clapping or someone calling directions into a microphone that can scare the horses. Riding with other people and talking as they go also calms the riders themselves, which in turn calms the horse because their 'leader' isn't scared or nervous. It's all about how long the horse can go, not how fast and this alone makes it a pretty safe ...more

This event can be very dangerous. It can be very easy to get lost and if you are alone and get hurt it may be a while before you can get help. Most of theses are also in the woods, so it is very easy for your horse to get startled and either bolt off, buck, or rear making you loose control. You and your horse also have to be very healthy and fit to do this event because the usual length is 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles.

25 Saddle Seat

It's one of the less dangerous sports, but anything with horses in dangerous. I think this should at least be mentioned in the list

I do saddleseat and I love it

26 Mounted Relay Races
27 Mounted Pony Games

I do mounted pony games and in the last year I'd say I have been in under my horse and stood on by him at least 10 times. Also in this you have to hurl yourself at a pint whilst they are galloping and jump onto then and before you even have your rains or stirrups you might have to bend down and nearly touch the ground if this is not dangerous what is.

28 English Pleasure

Sure it is a pretty slow event BUT it is dangourous to even put you foot in a stirrup so why not 😂

29 Team Penning

You can fall in the middle of a herd of cows and get stepped on!

30 Bull Riding

Bull Riding is a very dangerous sport also, It can break bones and mess everything up.

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