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  •  May 14, 2015

    NickerNews.net: Doctor Dons Helmet, Sheds Denial

    Did you know that safety helmets are 80% effective in preventing injury and death? Or, that even a fall from a standing horse can be catastrophic? Most of us learn about statistics like these and the importance of wearing a helmet while riding from our doctor. But, not all doctors practice what they preach. Dr. Steve Peters, a clinical neuropsychologist...

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  •  March 11, 2015

    3 Surprising Facts: Horseback Riding & Helmets

    Troxel Rider, Rachel Gagliardi, is a member of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Rodeo Association competing in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending and Breakaway Roping. She is the current Reserve Champion in Breakaway Away Roping and loves everything about competition. Here, Rachel talks about some surprising facts she learned while preparing to present at the Maryland Horse Expo. Did you know helmets...

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  •  December 05, 2014

    TRUE LIFE: Wearing a Helmet in a Cowboy Hat World

    Troxel Athlete, Megan Sparks, has been running barrels from the age of 3. She is a 4-time state youth champion and a 2014 IBRA 1D Open Champion. She exclusively shares her experiences of wearing a helmet in a rodeo world known for its “rough-around-the edges” persona. Who or what influenced you to wear a helmet? My parents. The rule was...

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  •  October 27, 2014

    A Lesson From Steeplechase: Guest Post by Rachel Gagliardi

    Troxel Athlete, Rachel Gagliardi, is a member of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Rodeo Association competing in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending and Breakaway Roping. She is the current Reserve Champion in Breakaway Away Roping and loves everything about competition. Here, Rachel talks about her introduction to steeplechase and the important lesson that can be learned from this exciting sport. Recently, I...

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  •  October 15, 2014

    Barrel Racing Survival Guide 101: By Megan Sparks

    Troxel Athlete, Megan Sparks started riding at the age of 3 and running barrels when she was 8. She is a 4-time state youth champion and a 2014 IBRA 1D Open champion. Here, Megan shares three tips for succeeding in the sport of barrel racing, whether you're new to riding or a seasoned pro. Interested in joining the sport of...

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