Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day 2012

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Calling All Helmet Manufacturers And Equestrian Retailers For Immediate Release Media Contact: Chad Mendell chad@riders4helmets.com Lexington, KY (March 31st, 2012)-The popular helmet awareness campaign, Riders4Helmets is seeking helmet manufacturers and equestrian retailers to participate in International Helmet Awareness Day 2012. Building on the success of the first Helmet Awareness Day held in the USA in 2010, read more

Dr. Jamshid Ghajar: Why Woodpeckers Don’t Get Brain Injuries

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Understanding the biomechanics of the neck from injury is crucial for diagnosing and treating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Getting hit straight on, the way a woodpecker moves it’s head, will be less damaging than being hit from the side where the neck can twist, causing tearing of white matter connections. PHOTO: Jamshid Ghajar PhD M.D read more

Helmet Cam Alert! Kate Lukas – Somerley Park Novice

Helmet Cam Alert! Eventer Kate Lukas riding ProActive in the Somerley Park International Horse Trials Novice…..

Edward Gal Riding President’s Jack Sparrow (With Helmet)

Edward Gal riding President’s Jack Sparrow wearing a helmet at Hengststation Ahlers auction February 19th, 2012. We hope to see Edward compete in a helmet in the near future. Edward Gal is a Dutch dressage rider who riding the stallion Moorlands Totilas, was a triple gold medalist at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games.  

Researchers Evaluate Red Wine Compound For Treating Concussions In Pro Boxers

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DALLAS – May 26, 2011 – UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are engaging the help of professional boxers and trainers to study whether a component in red wine and grapes could help reduce the short- and long-term effects of concussions. Researchers plan to recruit about two dozen professional boxers to take the neuroprotective compound resveratrol read more

Equestrian Protection Gear Survey

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I would like to invite all horse riders to participate in this questionnaire. This questionnaire is part of a research and product design study on Equestrian Safety; conducted by Erika Hansen, Industrial Design honors student at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. The purpose of the questionnaire is to learn about your riding accident/injury experiences and your read more

Reflecting On A Riding Accident At Peat’s Ridge, NSW Australia, In October 2009 – Jessica Owers

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Thank you to author Jessica Owers for sharing the following story with us. Jessica was a part-time riding instructor at the time of her accident and she suffered a Grade 5 concussion. Learn more about Jessica’s book “Peter Pan: The Forgotten Story of Phar Lap’s Successor“. “My afternoon students had cancelled on me, a family read more

Eleven Maybe Twelve Concussions…And Still Going – Jessica Shannon

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“Helmets have always seemed necessary to me. They are part of our equestrian attire, and I never understood why people wanted to ride without them. As a child, I saw girls get excited when they turned 18 because Texas law no longer required them to wear a helmet. Some girls hacked without, but they put read more

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