What we can learn about helmet designs and safety

Thanks to organizations like riders4helmets.com more and more people are wearing helmets every time they ride. You only need to see a photo like this one once to understand how wearing a helmet can help save your life. As the medical community learns more about the long term effects of concussion on the brain, there […]

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The science of helmet design

Here’s an interesting video that was produced by NBC as part of their Science of Design series for the Olympics. Let me just say that the image of how the foam compresses after an impact reinforces my commitment to replacing my helmet after every impact. Of course, helmet fit is an important component of helmet […]

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Handy with a crochet hook? Custom fly bonnets are cool

In the summer I always ride Freedom with a fly bonnet. But I’d always thought of these crocheted ear protectors as functional, rather than fashionable. How wrong was I! Custom fly bonnets are gaining in popularity on the show circuit. Not only do these bonnets give you the chance to co-ordinate your show colors, but […]

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What Not to Wear: Summer Riding Attire

Here’s a timely reminder from the Chronicle of the Horse on how NOT to dress while riding this summer! Let me just add one of my own. No flip flops (or other sandals) around horses. Believe me, I know how tempting it is. However, it’s also nice to have all your toes (not to mention […]

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Have you tried an Equi-Ping yet? Read the review on Tack Guru

Equi-Pings are one of the newest entries in a line of devices aimed at improving the safety of tying your horse. They join products like The Clip and The Blocker Tie Ring. Do you use any of these products? Add your comments to Tack Guru and help other equestrians learn which products work best. Register […]

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