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  • January 28, 2016

The Importance of Sportsmanship: 5 Keys to Success

Troxel Athlete, Rachel Gagliardi, is a member of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Rodeo Association competing in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending and Breakaway Roping. She is the current Reserve Champion in Breakaway Away Roping and loves everything about competition. Here, Rachel talks about what sportsmanship means to her and shares her top 5 keys to success. We’ve all heard the words...

  • September 30, 2015

Top 10 Halloween-Themed Reasons to Wear a Helmet!

We have compiled a list of some of our favorite Halloween entries submitted from a past contest with Riders4Helmets. Riders were asked to list their Top 10 Reasons to Wear a Helmet.  1. Horses think plastic bags are horse-eating ghosts… 2. The jump that you jumped two days ago has suddenly grown horns and is going to attack your horse. 3....

  • July 11, 2015

The Do's and Don'ts of Summertime Riding

Troxel Ambassador, Rachel Gagliardi, is a member of the Champion Barrel Racing Team and Reserve Champions in Pole Bending, Breakaway Roping, and Goat Tying in the Central Pennsylvania Youth Rodeo Association. She has been riding since the age of 8 and loves everything about competition. Here, Rachel shares important tips for protecting you and your horse from the summertime heat....

  • May 14, 2015

NickerNews.net: Doctor Dons Helmet, Sheds Denial

Did you know that safety helmets are 80% effective in preventing injury and death? Or, that even a fall from a standing horse can be catastrophic? Most of us learn about statistics like these and the importance of wearing a helmet while riding from our doctor. But, not all doctors practice what they preach. Dr. Steve Peters, a clinical neuropsychologist,...

  • March 11, 2015

3 Surprising Facts: Horseback Riding & Helmets

Troxel Athlete, Rachel Gagliardi, is a member of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Rodeo Association competing in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending and Breakaway Roping. She is the current Reserve Champion in Breakaway Away Roping and loves everything about competition. Here, Rachel talks about some surprising facts she learned while preparing to present at the Maryland Horse Expo last year. Did you...