Tough Enough To Wear Troxel: Guest Post by Rachel Gagliardi

Rachel Gagliardi is a seasoned youth rodeo competitor who has been riding horses since the age of 8. Here, she shares why she chooses to wear a helmet in a sport heavily dominated by cowboy hats versus protective headgear.


Horse Master Julie Goodnight has more than a quarter-century of horse training experience. In this guest post, she shares her experiences wearing a helmet in a world heavily dominated by non-helmet wearers.

Jane Pastore Coleman shares her experience as a nurse, about the importance of wearing a helmet in her new book.

We are thrilled to be a finalist in the 2014 Equestrian Social Media Awards! Thank you to everyone who nominated and supported Troxel! We welcome your vote in the final round!

Before you grip the reins on your next ride, take a moment to review why this cowboy started wearing a helmet and some powerful facts: