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Lucky to be writing this!
I DO NOT want to start the great helmet debate again. That being
I am training a youngster right now - exceptionally green gelding. We
rode in the field while the other geldings were locked in an adjoining
pasture. Razz had a temper tantrum about working away from his buddies
& bucked. He bucked <really well>. When he got done & we both relaxed
(BIG mistake), the neighbor's dog popped out of the hedgerow and yipped
at us. We were both startled. Razz levitated sideways & I went off.
I remember a "thunk" against my helmet as I hit, and I was momentarily
dazed. I then gathered my horse, untangled him from the reins (thank
goodness for teaching him to give to pressure) & finished our ride.
Today I went out to ride my older gelding. As usual, I reached for the
helmet. It is SHATTERED on the side that hit the ground!!! I shudder
to think that it could have been my head.
This is the second time that I feel as though a helmet has saved my
life. The last time was some years ago when my very steady mare w/ LOTS
of miles on her stepped on a hidden tunnel from some furry woodland
critter. She somersaulted on top of me, hurting my hip, breaking ribs,
and gave me a severe concussion that has had lasting effects
neurologically. That hemet was also destroyed in the process. It was
more than a month before I could return to work, drive, or walk without
getting so dizzy I would fall over.
I will let everyone know just how good Troxel is when I get my $15
replacement Sport helmet. Until then, I'm borrowing my husband's spare
helemt for EVERY time I ride.
Blue Wolf Ranch
Bruceton Mills, WV
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