Keep your cell phone on you!

For the second time in the last six weeks I got a call from someone who was out riding, got thrown, and was hurt in a field. The first time it happened I was away and unable to help; tonight, I jumped in my car and drove right over. The woman who had been thrown […]

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Helmets and hair styles

I understand why horse people get locked into their hairstyles. After all, once you’ve spent $300+ on a helmet you think long and hard about making a change that will alter the fit so much that you need a replacement. Of course you can buy less expensive helmets. In fact, as long as a helmet […]

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The seven stages of aging on horseback, plus one

This was posted on Facebook and then an 8th stage was added by a poster on COTH. Too funny! The Seven Stages of Aging on Horseback Stage 1: Fall off pony. Bounce. Laugh. Climb back on. Repeat. Stage 2: Fall off horse. Run after horse, cussing. Climb back on by shimmying up horse‚Äôs neck. Ride […]

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Put a hat on that helmet

For those equestrians who don’t like the look of an approved helmet but still want to stay safe, here’s a nifty solution: hide a helmet covers that fit over a traditional helmet and give them the look of a hat. Developed by Lavina Raville, a lifelong equestrian and CT Technician, the covers are available in […]

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The debate over the safety of eventing continues

On November 15th Dressage Olympian Robert Dover wrote in his blog, Dover’s World, The problem for me is that I am having greater and greater difficulty as I get older, finding a way to legitimize Eventing while horses which have no choice in the matter end up getting killed for the sake of sport. His […]

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A tribute to Courtney King-Dye at WEG

In a gesture that spoke more than words, Steffan Peters rode into the ring to collect the bronze medal he won for his Freestyle test on Ravel wearing his helmet. He had dedicated his ride to Courtney King-Dye, who was in a coma after hitting her head when her horse fell. King-Dye has recovered enough […]

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Courtney King-Dye continues to improve

I read this post today on the Chronicle of the Horse forum. I believe it comes from her husband. It is all good. Wednesday May 5, 2010 Courtney’s overall progress continues at a slow and steady pace. Brain injuries take a long time to heal and vary from person to person, her progress to date […]

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