November 21, 2013.Reading time 1 minute.
Potential good news on the development of new helmet technologies. The designs always start with ther-than-riding helmets, but we’re already seeing some of the trickle down with the new MIPS helmet from Devonaire, the Aegis Matrix. I’m far more likely to buy a better helmet than an air vest, so am glad to see that […]
June 18, 2013.Reading time 1 minute.
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 […]
October 15, 2012.Reading time 1 minute.
In an unintentional demonstration of the importance of helmet fit — or lack thereof — French eventer Philippe Fournier loses his helmet twice on course at the CIC 3* in Arville. Yes, it actually falls off twice, the second time during a dramatic and almost catastrophic fall. The photo sequences, taken by Eventing Photo photographer […]
March 24, 2011.Reading time less than 1 minute.
Almost everyone who wears a helmet knows that they should find one that’s been approved by the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), but have you ever thought about what kind of testing helmets must survive? Here are two videos that show the types of tests that helmets are subjected to by researchers. One […]
April 13, 2010.Reading time 1 minute.
Dressage rider Courtney King-Dye who was in a coma after her horse fell on March 3 is awake, alert, talking and even standing for short periods of time. According to a recent post by trainer Lendon Gray on her Facebook page, “Just got back from an wonderful afternoon with Courtney. She is totally alert, funny, […]
November 4, 2009.Reading time 6 minutes.
Yesterday I talked about the importance of regularly replacing your helmet since the protective materials degrade over time. Today, I’m going to address the issue of safety testing. Once you’ve made the decision to buy a new helmet, you probably want to know which helmets offer the most protection. An absolute answer is harder to […]