Science, Governing Bodies Unite to Improve Horse and Rider Safety in Equestrian Sports

Outlet: The Horse

The Horse: From frangible pins to medication control to optimal cooling techniques, scientists and federations are heavily investing time, effort, and finances into sport horse safety, said Richard D. Mitchell, DVM, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVSMR, co-owner of Fairfield Equine Associates, in Newtown, Connecticut, and Erin Contino, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVSMR, assistant professor of equine sports medicine and rehabilitation at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins.