Research on equestrian helmets at the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab is Fully Funded

Virginia Tech Helmet Lab

It’s about time that riders have enough information to compare the safety performance of different equestrian helmets — and that’s finally going to happen now that the Virginia Tech Helmet lab has been fully funded to study equestrian helmets. More than $425,000 was raised through the collaborative efforts of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), […]

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Freak Riding Accident? Hardly. — AnnaBlakeBlog: Relaxed & Forward

I wear a helmet every time I ride. Without exception. But I know plenty of people who don’t. I’ve heard a lot of reasons why. “I don’t need to wear a helmet unless I’m jumping.” Nope, I had a horse fall down once when we were walking down a hill, I was glad to be […]

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Better helmets, please!

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 […]

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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 person wearing this helmet lived.

  For those who have asked more about the accident, this is all I know, but you can follow the story on the Chronicle of the Horse Forum on this thread. I would also like to add that the rider in this accident was on her steady-eddy, been-there-done-that, 20-year-old, saint of a horse. She wasn’t […]

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This is why you should replace your helmet after a fall

After Oliver Townend’s fall at Rolex, his inflatable vest was widely attributed for saving him from more serious injury. Now it seems like his helmet should be getting the credit for protecting him. According to an article on the U.K. website Horsemart: Oliver sent the Champion Ventair helmet that he was wearing at Kentucky back […]

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