You’ve seen those commercials talking about replacing your mattress after every eight years—after all, that’s a lot of dead skin cells, dirt, dust mites, etc., that gathers every night. And when it comes to your favorite pair of riding pants, you don’t think twice about replacing them when they’re starting to be worn thin, or […]
Would you know if someone was suffering from a concussion? Did you know that the average amount of traumatic brain injury-related deaths in equestrian sport is more than seven times that of traumatic brain injury-related deaths in contact sports (such as American football)? That’s an average of 60 deaths in equestrian sports each year. Much […]
Jonty Evans talks to Bill Vero about the rigorous testing processes required for equestrian safety headwear. Bill has a lifetime’s experience in the hat industry and was involved in the development and evolution of the Gatehouse range of riding helmets, including the famous Gatehouse HS1 Jockey Skull.
Kim Gentry, an international Grand Prix rider and a member of the Australian high-performance squad gives a brief overview of correct helmet fit. Visit www.onekhelmets.com to learn more about their range.
Rider level has nothing to do with risk when it comes to head injuries. Take a walk around an international, USEF-sanctioned showgrounds and one thing becomes apparent: carelessness seems to have become a symptom of experience. More often than not, the more experienced the rider, the less likely they are to don a helmet rather […]