•  April 25, 2016

    We Fell Down and I Blacked Out

    I was out on a trail ride with my friend, and our parents were ahead, and we decided we were going to canter up to them. While I was cantering my horse stepped outside of the trail, and her feet swept under her. We fell down, and I blacked out. I woke up under my horse. She was struggling to...

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  •  April 25, 2016

    It Was Like Any Normal Day Running Barrels

    It was like any normal day running barrels. Warm up and practice runs went great. It was coming closer to our class at the county fair. I was nervous and wasn't ready to make the 3rd run on my new horse and my first run at the county fair. Our name got called and we went to pen one, the...

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  •  February 11, 2016

    I Asked If What Happened Was A Dream

    One day a few years ago, I decided to ride one of my aunt's other horses. I was trotting around when the horse went over a pole and I was either popped off or fell (I wasn't a very good rider then and was just getting back into riding as I didn't have a horse of my own). I hit...

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  •  February 08, 2016

    It's So Easy To Think "It Won't Happen To Me"

    In the summer of 2007, I was a green rider on a friend's off the track TB. She was a very quiet mare and was as close to bombproof as a TB can get, really. I had ridden her several times before in the arena. We were schooling at a trot when a loose horse got in the arena and...

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  •  January 11, 2016

    Without the Helmet, I Don’t Know If I Would Still be Alive

    I bought one of the Troxel Legacy helmets the summer of 2015 and I am in my third year of law school at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC Canada. I was wearing the helmet in October when training a young horse. She bucked from a halt, I came off and when she kicked out she connected with the left side...

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