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  • February 11, 2016

I Asked If What Happened Was A Dream

One day a few years ago, I decided to ride one of my aunt's other horses. I was trotting around when the horse went over a pole and I was either popped off or fell (I wasn't a very good rider then and was just getting back into riding as I didn't have a horse of my own). I hit...

  • February 08, 2016

It's So Easy To Think "It Won't Happen To Me"

In the summer of 2007, I was a green rider on a friend's off the track TB. She was a very quiet mare and was as close to bombproof as a TB can get, really. I had ridden her several times before in the arena. We were schooling at a trot when a loose horse got in the arena and...

  • January 11, 2016

Without the Helmet, I Don’t Know If I Would Still be Alive

I bought one of the Troxel Legacy helmets the summer of 2015 and I am in my third year of law school at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC Canada. I was wearing the helmet in October when training a young horse. She bucked from a halt, I came off and when she kicked out she connected with the left side...

  • December 22, 2015

Freak Accidents Can AND Do Happen

I have been riding for 16 years and have never been on a horse without a Troxel helmet protecting me. There is something about the classic look, the fit and the dependability of a brand you have been with for that long. Even schooling jumps at low levels, freak accidents can happen. I rode a horse for his owners and...

  • November 05, 2015

Always Wear Your Helmet AND Your Boots!

My husband and I, ages 69 and 62, always wear our helmets, every ride. We believe we used up all of our good luck as youngsters! We had had a lovely little ride on the trails near the stable where we board our horses, and I'd gone around a curve on the road toward the barn. My husband's horse wanted...