•  October 27, 2015

    Just a casual walk in the arena

    A year and a half ago I was riding in our arena and my horse spooked when she stepped in a puddle...at a walk ...but jumped so far sideways that my body got thrown to the left while she went to the right. My foot got caught in iron and so I hit the ground in a V. That threw...

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  •  October 19, 2015

    Troxel Saves Norah's Noggin!

    Hi Troxel – just wanted to say thanks for saving my wife’s skull from serious injury. Last Wednesday my wife and daughter went for a short trail ride and a deer spooked the horses. The horses did a 180 and headed for the barn. Norah came off and landed on her head and back. As you can see from the...

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  •  September 13, 2015

    Not Quite the Ride I Expected

    On the evening of August 1st I went out to take my paint gelding, Thunder for a quick ride to celebrate buying my new truck! I saddled him up, put on my Troxel Rebel Rocker helmet and started out towards the trail. I remember walking up the hill in the hayfield thinking how beautiful the evening was on the farm...

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  •  September 12, 2015

    Daughter Kicked in the HEAD!!

    When my daughter first started riding at the age of four, she was very small. Although the horse she was grooming was known to be a quiet, senior horse, when she walked behind him (big mistake) to groom his tail he kicked her in the head. THANKFULLY I had the presence of mind (being a horse person myself) to put...

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  •  September 11, 2015

    The 7 Inch Crack

    I was on a trail ride with some students at the riding school where I boarded my horse. They needed someone to bring up the rear, and since I'm an avid trail rider, I said I'd go. We were having a great time! The horses were behaving just perfectly, the weather was beautiful, I was having the time of my...

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