Top Ten Most Dangerous Horse Sports

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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

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 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

3 Steeple Chase

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

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

5 Horse Racing

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

6 Show 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

Horses get exited when jumping

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

7 Cross Country 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

8 Polo

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

9 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

10 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

The Contenders

11 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

12 Barrel Racing

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

13 Eventing

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

14 Vaulting
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