It was my first show all by myself without my instructor. I had been riding for 12 years at the time and finally decided to just go and have some fun. I had cleaned house all day and I was so excited and proud to show my instructor how well I had done.
It had rained during the show but cleared up that afternoon. It was the last class of the whole day, I was the last rider & it was the LAST JUMP of the entire day! From what I was told my horses front hooves slid in the mud and he flipped over head first subsequently landing on top of me.
They said I stood up for a split second and immediately collapsed. The entire right side of my helmet had been shattered. I sustained a concussion, fractured cheekbone and major road-rash to the right side of my face. My right eyelid "droops" but I figure that I'd rather have a "droopy" eye lid and small scars than be in a less than favorable situation such as vegetative state or death.
I don't remember that day, but I am forever grateful that Troxel made such a durable helmet!! It saved my life!! Thank you!!
- May 25, 2012