The best day of the year to buy a new helmet!

Today is the 2013 International Helmet Awareness Day, sponsored by Riders4Helmets.com. Take advantage of all the promotional sales and replace your aging helmet now.

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Who needs a kid! I want one of these for Christmas

This is one of the funniest ads I’ve ever read. It’s sure to make many horse folks run out and buy one of these for their children and to wish they came in larger sizes. Only problem? I think it may be a starter pony rather than a pony replacement. Some people might say there’s […]

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Has eventing gotten safer? Not that I’ve noticed.

Last year there was a lot of talk about how to improve the overall safety of the sport. There were meetings. There was publicity about frangible pins. People talked about the relative safety of the long and short formats. Then you see a photo like this one published. There is a series of photos posted […]

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European Women Riders and “Hunter Hair”

One of the most interesting things about watching the Olympic show jumping was comparing the styles of the riders from different countries. Some rode in a half seat, some in a full seat. Saddles were different, bits were different, and most important (at least to the posters on various forums) was the way European women […]

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Australian Report on Eventing Safety Points to Rider Error

In the search for answers on how to improve the safety of eventing, a report released by the Australian Government Rural Industries and Research Council offers a good start. Safety for Horses and Riders in Eventing is based on data from 1732 rider falls that occurred from 2002-2006 at 444 Australian events that were affiliated to […]

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