•  December 13, 2012


    Last weekend four of us decided to ride in a popular county operated park in central California. On arrival, three of of us decided we were "just going to walk the horses" and opted not to wear our helmets. My wife, who is much smarter than I, ALWAYS wears her Troxel helmet when riding. This day ride was no exception....

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  •  December 12, 2012

    Passed out!

    I was riding my mare with my friend in her pasture. It was a beautiful day. One month earlier I had fallen and torn my left rotator cuff. While on this ride my horse spooked very minimally to the right. When I pulled on the left rein I passed out. Nobody still knows why. My friend says I fell "like...

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  •  December 09, 2012

    It was just a tiny puddle!

    On May 26, 2011 after 30 minutes of riding my then four-year-old breeding stock Paint mare, Rain, I was once again reminded of the importance of ALWAYS wearing a helmet. I am your typical rider, almost deciding to not wear my helmet that day. However, I used to be director of a therapeutic riding program and set an example of...

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  •  December 06, 2012

    Wonderful horse throws me off!

    I had a new horse to replace my old mare that was close to 30 that I couldn't ride anymore due to her artritis. The new guy was a perfect gentleman the first few times I rode him. Easy going and not upset by anything. Then he had a accident in the pasture and cut his knee badly and I...

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  •  November 26, 2012

    On the ground

    I finally got my first horse about two years ago, she hadn't been disciplined for about a year, and thought that she could get away with anything. My mom also got a horse. We did a lot of arena work the first few weeks, and decided that they were ready to go out on the trails. Behind the ranch there...

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