•  November 02, 2009

    I am still among the living & for that I feel blessed

    I had an unfortunate riding accident while attending a natural horsemanship clinic in Virginia on Oct 5th. The clinic hadn't begun as I mounted my horse to warm her up. I was told later that my horse exploded & bucked me off the moment I settled on her back. I sustained a concussion, a compound hand fracture & 8 broken ribs....

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  •  October 26, 2009

    Thanks Troxel...

    I`m 25 and started riding two years ago at my friends farm. I absolutely LOVE it helmet and all. I was riding in June and my saddle slipped and I fell. Thank goodness for my helmet!! I didn't hit my head really, but the first thing going through my mind was that I had a helmet on!! I bought my...

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  •  October 22, 2009

    Team Roping at ACTRA Finals

    My Cheyenne helmet literally saved my life on October 21, 2008. I was team roping at the ACTRA National Finals in Reno Nevada when my steer set up as I was in my committed delivery while attempting to rope the steers horns. My horse set up also and I was thrown into the fence striking the 3 metal fence posts...

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  •  October 06, 2009

    The Little Things

    I was lunging my new horse Mambos Lucky Zippo in the round pen yesterday. He wasn't listening well and I was kinda bored waiting for my trainer to help me, so I was swinging the whip and just for fun I was trying to crack it. Well I'm happy I was wearing my Troxel helmet because it swung around and...

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  •  September 14, 2009

    I'm thankful to be celebrating my 50th birthday next week.

    Six weeks ago I was just hacking Burt, a Thoroughbred, in the ring. I had decided it was about time to stop when my next memory was my trainer talking to me in the barn. I had hit my head and helmet (Grand Prix) hard enough to lose consciousness. I was thankful that the CAT scan revealed only a minor...

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