Safety

The Ontario Equestrian Federation is committed to promoting safe horse practices.

Helmet Safety

All riders and drivers, regardless of discipline, are encouraged to wear a properly fitted approved safety helmet. The power of example is very influential and can be instrumental in teaching and enlightening others. Not only is it the smart thing to do, it’s the law in Ontario!

Bill 12 – The Horse Riding Safety Act

Parachute – Helmet Safety

Concussion Prevention

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Concussion Resources

Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT)

Sport Concussion Library

Brain Injuries

Part 1: Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

Part 2: Assessing the Damage

Part 3: Persistent Problems

Part 4: Survey Data Reveals Concussions Common

Heads Up App

The Heads Up app will help you learn how to spot and what to do if you think your child or teen has a concussion or other serious brain injury. This app will also teach you about helmet safety and features information on selecting the right helmet for your child’s or teen’s activity, including information on what to look for and what to avoid.  The Heads Up app is brought to you by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

Stable Safety

Stable owners and operators have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their horses and riders. Proper risk management practices and active safety measures will reduce the risk of accidents.

Create an Emergency Action Plan