Another reminder to wear your helmet . . . and buckle the strap

This story was posted on a Facebook Foxhunting site with permission to share it. It’s a closed group so I didn’t post a link. Please remember to wear your helmet and to make sure it’s properly secured. I know that some people will argue that not all injuries could be prevented by wearing a helmet, […]

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What’s your excuse?

Great post on Horse Junkies United, especially in the light of New York State’s expanded helmet law! I know lots of people who don’t wear helmets and have heard a lot of excuses: it’s too hot, it’s uncomfortable, my horse is safe, I’m not jumping, we never wore them growing up and we’re all fine, […]

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The long term effects of concussions

Here’s an article that appeared in the Toronto Star that we should all read and take to heart: Long-term effects of concussion misunderstood. When I was a kid we didn’t worry too much about concussions¬† — or helmets for that matter. If you fell off you got back on. I never had a trainer tell […]

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Devon-aire makes it fashionable to be a conehead

After reading about evolving helmet design and safety (What we can learn about helmet design and safety), I decided it was time to get a new helmet. There’s nothing wrong with my current helmet (I wear a Charles Owen skull cap) except that it’s several years old and has no vents. It has the advantage […]

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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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Should BNRs wear helmets all the time?

When I was a teen, many of the people I rode with, lessoned with, and admired didn’t wear helmets. Not when they were on the flat, not when they were trail riding and rarely when they were jumping. Riding in a baseball cap was pretty standard and when we did wear helmets, they weren’t nearly […]

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