Monday, August 03 2015 by BA
By Lauren R. Giannini When it comes to equestrian activities, you can’t live without safety headwear. A helmetless fall from an equine, even at the walk, can result in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and, possibly, death. Variables such as jumps, speed and the flight instinct of startled steeds greatly increase the risk factor. You
Do you wear a helmet when you ride? Some shows mandate that competitors wear a helmet, and some barns also require helmet use for riders. If you wear a helmet, though, it needs to fit you correctly and you need to care for it properly so that it will help to protect your head in a fall
The summer brings with it wonderful weather for riding, but it also brings the challenge of staying cool in the saddle. Last week we looked at ways to keep your horse cool and comfortable – now let’s take a look at some measures you can take to keep yourself comfortable while riding in the heat.