On October 6, 2010, during a riding lesson, my tack slipped while mounting my horse and before I could get her stopped, she walked off and then started bucking. On the third buck, I went off and landed right on the back of my head. Thankfully I do not ride without a helmet. It was my three year old Troxel Spirit helmet, that saved me from what I feel would have been a terrible head injury. I was able to get up and walk away with only a painful egg, and tiny cut on the back of my head. I truly believe in Troxel's products and will be replacing my helmet with another Troxel helmet as soon as possible. Thank you for your dedication to rider safety and high quality products.