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Re: [RC] My Helmet Lesson - Barbara Moulton

my helmet lesson was when I bought an untouchable
mustang when I was just recovering from an illness and
my daughters 17 and 19 totally freaked out so I said
no problem I'll buy a helmet- I saw what a real
equestrian brain bucket cost and went cheap and bought
a used bike helmet at the thrift store for 2 bucks- it
wasn't the "wild"mustang that got me, it was the
"anybody can ride" old Leggs.  I was on bareback going
out into the big pasture to catch my filly-when the
loose horses started running so did 16.3 Leggs who was
never ridden anymore or trimmed and tripped over his
own feet. My plan was just to walk of course. I
slammed head first unto the rock hard clay/dirt and
broke el cheapo into four pieces but didn't hurt my
head or neck- just had a huge sprained  ankle- and I
bought a real helmet before I got on the next time- I
kept the broken one as a reminder till the bike safety
ladies came to the school I taught at and I ran home
to get it for them to use for a visual aid and I gave
it to them after they asked for it- now it travels all
around Idaho.




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[RC] My Helmet Lesson, Patricia Israelson