•  March 25, 2013

    I no longer bounce

    First of all let me say that I am old enough to know better - I KNOW not to to get on my 18 hand draft without a helmet, but I did it anyway, I KNOW not to give someone else control of my horse by letting them walk me using a lead line, but I did it anyway. I...

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  •  March 18, 2013

    I lived to tell the tale

    I do long distance endurance riding and was training at about 32 km per hour when the road which was recently graded, fell away into a donga under my horse, Zabubega Mokka's feet. He tried to scranbleb back to his feet but my head hit a rock bon the way down the gulley. I was wearing a Troxel safety helmet...

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  •  February 19, 2013

    Please Wear a Helmet - I'm Glad I Did!

    I used to ride and own a horse when I was younger but after college I was busy with other things and I drifted away from horses. I married late in life and had two girls in my forties. When the girls were about 7 and 8 I met a friend who also had a young daughter and they owned...

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  •  January 25, 2013

    Don't Remember

    Two adults made bad decisions. I am a middle aged Mom who has always loved horses, and used to ride as a kid. In the last three years I have been on some trail rides on a horse my friend deemed appropriate for me, and we had a blast. I even got to ride on the beach, a life long...

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  •  December 14, 2012

    Wind Warnings in the High Sierras

    The wind was strong on the third day of our trip. Very. Strong. Those wearing hats instead of helmets were constantly reaching up to hold their hats down. Many of us were practically falling asleep on our horses as we plodded along, waiting to see some mustangs. Out of no where the wind picked up even harder, and the man...

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