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  • April 25, 2016

Helmets versus Cowboy Hats and Western Hat Helmets | Which is Right For You?

At Troxel, we appreciate the tradition of wearing a cowboy hat but we also understand the ramifications of not having a certified helmet on when an accident happens. We receive phone calls, emails and letters daily, from riders thanking us for saving their lives or for protecting them from serious injury because they had a Troxel helmet on during a fall....

  • April 25, 2016

8 Tips For Riders To Be Successful At All Levels

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 Roping and loves everything about competition. Here, Rachel shares 8 tips she uses to juggle her competitions, schoolwork, social life and more. Plan Ahead–Use a planner to help map...

  • April 25, 2016

Do You Know What You Don’t Know? Guest Post By Julie Goodnight

Troxel Athlete and Horse Master Julie Goodnight has more than a quarter-century of horse training experience. Her varied background ranges from dressage and jumping to racing, reining, colt-starting, and wilderness riding. Her training and teaching techniques are frequent features of Horse & Rider, The Trail Rider and America's Horse and she makes frequent appearances at horse expos, conferences and clinics.Julie...

  • April 15, 2016

Horseback Riding & Helmets: The Hard Facts

Did you know that 7,000,000 people participate in horse activities in the USA annually? That's a TON of riders and whether you're riding Western or English you're equally as susceptible to injuries. The height above the ground, the frequency of falls and the variables introduced by the horse itself, create an environment where head impacts are relatively common in horse-related...

  • March 16, 2016

VIDEO: Helmets and Horses, Why you should consider wearing a helmet

Eliana Sheriff, a television reporter with KEVN Black Hills FOX in Rapid City, South Dakota recently approached us about a story she had done on helmet safety. Our riders often share their experiences in the saddle with us in our Headsmart Testimonials but Eliana's story was unlike most. Reason being is that Eliana's accident was all caught on camera. In the blink...