I purchased my Troxel when I got my first horse 5 to 6 years ago. I always wear it when riding. On July 26, 2010 I tried out a new horse. I got my trusty Troxel, and got on the horse. Well, 20 minutes into a nice ride in an indoor arena, the horse took me for a wild ride. She started to trot fast, went into a canter. She felt so good she started to buck. I could not stop her. She ran full bore into the arena wall. I was launched into the wall at eight feet above the ground. I broke both wrists, tore my left Achilles, and had my head hit the wall. My Troxel helmet did its job. I suffered no head injury. Too bad you don't make wrist and heel protectors. Thank you for a fine product that saved my life. I will soon be purchasing a new Troxel helmet when I can ride again.
- October 08, 2010