I am so thankful for Troxel helmets! Last year I was riding my barrel horse down the chute and realized she was going too fast to make the turn. I asked her to slow, she dodged just slightly to the right and I came off her left side. I came off at full gallop. I landed butt first with my back and head following. My head hit pretty hard, and I’m not sure how bad it would have been had I not been wearing my helmet!