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Testimonials

  • July 16, 2009

USE YOUR HEAD

Helmet choice is important. Wearing a safety helmet is even MORE important. A barn friend cracked her helmet, simply pulling the stable door closed. The door was stuck, but it slipped suddenly, clipping my friend in the head. Her Troxel helmet cracked, but her head did not. Thanks, Troxel. Use Your Head! Choosing a Safety Helmet for Horseback RidingEquestrian helmets...

  • July 06, 2009

Accidents are just that...

I was 17 years old the year I began working at a horse farm in Ocala, FL training horses. I had grown up around horses and owned horses since I'd been 12, and never owned or wore a helmet. This farm had a policy that any rider under 18 years of age was required to wear one, so in order...

  • June 26, 2009

Now a "Helmet-Nazi"

I've just returned from the hospital where I spent the night under supervision for a severe concussion closed head injury. I don't remember the incident, but I'm told that I'd been riding my Percheron mare in the pasture in a bareback pad and hackamore (normal tack for us) and Dixie and I somehow parted ways. I got her and myself...

  • June 25, 2009

Eclipse gets stung

Last week, after a glorious, mellow trail ride, my helmet saved me from serious injury. I had just dismounted, and my 5 year old PMU mare, Eclipse, was tied to the trailer. I was reaching up to remove her bridle, when she suddenly pulled back hard against her lead rope. Suddenly, she reared up and lunged forward, coming down right...

  • June 19, 2009

Second Nature

   The photo that I am uploading is just a cute Troxel helmet photo that my husband said would be a good Troxel commercial. My daughter has been riding for 4 years, mainly with our local, district, and state 4H programs. The picture that I am uploading is her 2009 District show. All kids are required to wear helmets when...