Testimonials

  •  June 30, 2017

    I'm So Glad I Was Wearing a Helmet

    Hi, my name is Jessica, I had a riding accident in November 2015. I got on a horse who was normally quiet and who I knew well. Part way through my ride the horse tied up and flipped out going crazy. I was catapulted about 2 meters in the air off a nearly 18hh horse and came done head first...

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  •  June 30, 2017

    I Was In The Hospital For 3 Weeks

    This is what my Troxel helmet looked like after I was thrown from my horse back in February of 2015. The deep scratches would have been against my head had I not had the helmet on, not to mention the cushioning of the helmet that saved my head from impact when my head hit the ground. I was in the...

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  •  June 30, 2017

    I Was Out For a Lovely Trail Ride

    On Friday, June 16, I was out for a lovely trail ride on my horse near Arlington, WA. While trotting along at a quick pace, my horse suddenly spooked and dodged to the left, while I kept going forward. As I flew over his shoulder, my body twisted and I landed hard on my back, followed by my head slamming...

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  •  June 30, 2017

    My Riding Accident & My Journey Back to Confidence

    (Photo Credit: Robert E Wilson) (NOTE: This testimonial is adapted from a Facebook note originally published Tuesday, July 10, 2012. This rider asked us to share her story on our Headsmart Testimonials in hopes that it would encourage more riders to wear a helmet. We gladly agreed.) It was a bright sunny day on Saturday September 6th 2008. I was meeting friends at...

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  •  June 13, 2017

    Our Brains Are Too Important

    I grew up eventing and always wore a helmet but then transitioned to western disciplines as an adult and stopped wearing one—foolish, I know. My daughter started riding at age 6 and our rule was always “no helmet, no ride”. That was fine until about age 9 when she asked me “If my head is so important, why isn’t yours?”...

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