•  July 04, 2014

    It Could Never Happen to Me

    I was always one of THOSE people. Other people get thrown off, but not me. Well, I have a new, young, green horse (a 4-year-old Rocky Mountain Horse) who SEEMED very trail safe. And she was the first dozen times I rode her. So much so that I had even stopped wearing my new Troxel helmet I got just three...

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  •  May 21, 2014


    My husband and I were out riding in the pasture with a good friend about 10 years ago before we owned our own horses. He was riding a very quiet 20 year old Tennessee Walker and I was riding our friend's 7 year old, 18 hand Percheron gelding that she raised from a baby. The pasture we were riding through...

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  •  May 18, 2014

    That Sinking Feeling...

    Let me say at the onset of my little story, I am in my mid-60s, and straddled my first horse in 1958 – she was a 3-gaited Saddlebred, and with that first ride I was hooked. Over the years I have pretty much done it all; I’ve shown hunters and Western pleasure horses, done endurance rides, chased barrels, driven buggies...

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  •  April 24, 2014

    A Little Life Saved - A Horse Trainer's Story

    Dear Troxel, I'm a horse trainer in Utah and also run a large lesson program. Since I was a youth rider many years ago, I've always purchased your helmets for practice and competition and to this day, use your products within my program. Earlier this week, we had a terrible accident involving a 4 year old little girl who got...

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  •  April 23, 2014

    A Little Life Saved - A Mother's Story

    Dear Troxel, To look at her today you would never know that she narrowly escaped death, paralysis, internal bleeding or, at the very least, a severely broken neck, back, and arm bones less than 24 hours ago. I sincerely wish I was being melodramatic in that statement. I watched in horror as a horse landed on her neck and she...

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