Riding Safely Forum — Profile

Name:  Riding Safely
E-mail:  ridingsafelyuk@yahoo.co.uk
Location:  UK
Birthday:  23 November, 1954
Bio:  I've been a recreational rider and British Riding Clubs member for over 30 years. I've been a safety professional for the last 10 years. I had a brief break from riding a few years ago and on returning I was pleased to find that safety had moved up the agenda. However, while riders are taking steps to offer themselves better protection, we see equestrian businesses suffering. More and more riding schools are closing; often concerned of having to comply with so much legislation, fearful of litigation and seeing costs rising. At a recent conference, one Riding School proprietor put it quite simply "we just want someone to tell us what to do and how to do it". This site is aimed at helping everyone involved in equestrianism. Telling you what you need to know, telling you simply and telling you now! But don't think I have all the answers, I don't. It would be foolish to think that I have. Yes, I can take you through the maze of health & safety legislation, but this site is about helping you to help yourselves and through that to help others. That's why I need your help. In many areas you'll have far more knowledge and experience than I have. Share your thoughts, your opinions, your knowledge and your experience with me and through that you can share it with others to help improve equestrian safety. Feel free to comment about any item you find on this site. Please send me any useful links for inclusion. If you'd like to contribute, please do so. Over the years, I've had quite a few equestrian accidents. On reflection, most of them could have been avoided. Let's share information so that in the future we can try to prevent the "avoidable" accidents.
Interests:  Riding and competing, particularly cross country and hunter trials. Promoting and improving equestrian safety. Meeting and learning from new people. Photography, computing, cooking and eating good food. Influencing and changing things for the better. Getting people to communicate. Knowledge Management.
Blog Created:  Thursday, 9 December 2004
Last Updated:  Saturday, 12 April 2008 - 11:59 BST
Blog Entries:  206

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