•  November 08, 2014

    Just Another Day in the Arena with Kisses

    I am writing this as a very thankful but shook to the core Mom, I watched helplessly today as Lexi's mare decided she was going to test her 13 year old rider and inadvertently the young Mare won. She threw Lexi into the arena fence head first then onto her shoulder for the landing, Kisses went from walk, to trot...

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  •  October 30, 2014

    Ejected From Cart

    I fractured T4 through T8 and hyper-extended my right thumb when I was ejected from a cart after my driving horse got startled. We were traveling about 1-1/2 mph, I fell about 18" and knew as soon as I landed that I was broken. My helmet is still wearing the dirt that rubbed into the shell, and the foam bed...

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  •  October 19, 2014

    My Lucky Day...

    I just ordered a Liberty helmet to replace my 5-year-old Troxel schooling helmet. My now retired helmet, I'm sure, saved my senses from a couple of minor unscheduled dismounts. But, this incident was when I leading my horse with his bridle on. It happened so fast that I had no time to react. A grumpy mare at our stables lashed...

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  •  August 25, 2014

    My Helmet Saved My Life

    When I was 13, I was in a relatively serious accident with my National Show Horse (Half Arabian, Half American Saddlebred), Feybian. We had only been a pair for around 2 years and were not as comfortable with each other as we have become now. With our individual insecurities, we were each unaware of each others nuances. So, when my...

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  •  July 07, 2014

    Knocked Out at a Gallop

    I was out on the trails by myself conditioning my horse for an upcoming horse trials. She bucked when I was at a full gallop. I was completely unprepared for this because she never bucks, and because my stirrups were too long. I lost my balance and that is the last thing I remember. I was unconscious for 15 minutes...

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