Top Ten Most Dangerous Horse Sports

All horse riding is dangerous, there's always a risk that you could fall and severely injure yourself, maybe even die. In saying that it is also an incredibly enjoyable sport and activity, safety is paramount. There's also a chance that you may not fall off and injure yourself, or even fall off at all. These are the 10 riskiest and most dangerous horse sports.

The Top Ten

1 Bareback Bronc Riding

The horses are plain abused to the point where they just wanna kill people. But yes, indeed bareback bronc riding is very dangerous

Been there done that bad idea

Bronc riding, either bareback bronc or saddle bronc competition, is a rodeo event that involves a rodeo participant riding on a horse (sometimes called a bronc or bronco), that attempts to throw or buck off the rider. - 5_Seconds_Of_MAGcon

2 Steeple Chase

Steeple chase is absolutely horrible. This shouldn’t be a thing.

A steeplechase is a distance horse race in which competitors are required to jump diverse fence and ditch obstacles. Steeplechasing is primarily conducted in Ireland (where it originated), the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Australia and France. - 5_Seconds_Of_MAGcon

3 Saddle Bronc Riding

Bronc riding, either bareback bronc or saddle bronc competition, is a rodeo event that involves a rodeo participant riding on a horse (sometimes called a bronc or bronco), that attempts to throw or buck off the rider. - 5_Seconds_Of_MAGcon

4 Bull Dogging

Steer wrestling, also known as bulldogging, is a rodeo event in which a horse-mounted rider chases a steer, drops from the horse to the steer, then wrestles the steer to the ground by grabbing its horns and pulling it off-balance so that it falls to the ground. - 5_Seconds_Of_MAGcon

You are jumping of your horse talking a bull to the ground and then almost killing yourself in the process. That seems pretty dangerous.

5 Cross Country Jumping

The horse can slip in the grass or water, and you are approaching sturdier jumps at a much faster speed

Cross Country Jumping should be higher up, defiantly above Show Jumping

Cross country equestrian jumping is an endurance test that forms one of the three phases of the sport of eventing ; it may also be a competition in its own right, known as hunter trials or simply " cross - country ", although these tend to be lower level, local competitions. - 5_Seconds_Of_MAGcon

6 Horse Racing

It is a little risky. Mostly when the other jockeys try to get you to quite or back down they may even black mail you to fix a race

It is the most dangerous because you are pushing the horse to its too limit with up to 20 horses surrounding you and if you make one mistake you could fall off the horse and get trampled by a ton of other horses which could possible kill you or give you severe injuries. The horse could also click hooves with another horse and get injured do to falling. You could also have drugged hirses to because most owners don't care about the horse they just aant the money which make the injury chance a higher percentage. Therefore horse racing is the most dangerous for the rider and the horse.

Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, involving two or more jockeys riding horses over a set distance for competition. It is one of the most ancient of all sports and its basic premise �" to identify which of two or more horses is the fastest over a set course or distance �" has remained unchanged since the earliest times - 5_Seconds_Of_MAGcon

7 Show Jumping

The horse is going as fast as it can at sometimes 4ft jumps and is usally VERY excited

Horses get exited when jumping

The competitive riding of horses one at a time over a set course of obstacles in which the winner is judged according to ability and speed. - 5_Seconds_Of_MAGcon

8 Barrel Racing

Barrel Racing should definitely be number one or two. First, you go at lightning speed on a giant beast that doesn't know how to kick a ball in a straight line. Second, horses can slide and face plant causing you to fall forward and ram your core against the saddle horn possibly causing internal damage. Third, if you fall off the horse you could get rolled over by the horse and die or get severely injured. Fourth, if you run into a barrel you could easily dislocate a knee cap or even fracture a leg, been there done that. Fifth, you pretty much have more control over this giant 1200 pound animal as it runs as fast as it possibly can. AND lastly, you could get thrown off the horse and hit a fence of the arena, land on your back or neck, and even land on a barrel all of these could cause one to be paralyzed or even die. So if I were you I would get my facts straight and realize barrel racing should be in the top three most dangerous equine sports.

You are going at neck breaking speed and going around three barrel not knowing how the horse is gonna react

9 Polo

A game of Eastern origin resembling hockey, played on horseback with a long-handled mallet. - 5_Seconds_Of_MAGcon

10 Brumby Running

A rider mounted on a horse chases a mob of wild brumbies through the bush at speed with intent to catch and break in the horse. - 5_Seconds_Of_MAGcon

The Contenders

11 Vaulting

We do this sport with no helmets and no padding or protection and your being lead on a horse with a mind of its own the most protection you have is a thin layer of spandex.

This is when the rider does gymnastics off a horse which is more dangerous than any other sport.

12 Eventing

This sport includes Cross Country, Show Jumping and Dressage, which should put it above just Cross country

All 3 disciplines. Triple the danger/difficulty. It includes cross country and show jumping.

13 Tent Pegging

Tent pegging (sometimes spelled tent - pegging or tentpegging) is a cavalry sport of ancient origin, and is one of only ten equestrian disciplines officially recognised by the International Equestrian Federation. Used narrowly, the term refers to a specific mounted game with ground targets. - 5_Seconds_Of_MAGcon

14 Pole Bending

Pole bending can be extremely dangerous at high speeds, especially if your horse is afraid of the poles!

It is so hard. I love it. - Horsesrlife

15 Trick Riding

You are hanging of a horse with one foot or standing upright on one.

16 Horseball

U have to lean off a saddle to get a ball

17 Endurance

Endurance is a sport that's tests the stamina and strength of bother horse and rider. The race lengths can be over 5 miles and the sport is physically exaushting for both the horse and rider.

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