If you’re a rider, chances are you’ve been lectured at least once (or 30 times) on the importance of wearing a helmet while you’re on a horse.
But assuming you’re one of those people who lets it go in one ear and out the other, or maybe have just become a little lax over the years about wearing a helmet on certain horses, or you forget when you’re in a hurry, or you only helmet-up on Wednesdays of the full moon gibbous—you get the idea.
Whatever the case may be, we’re here to make it a thing. ‘Cause that’s what good friends do. If lectures and safety videos aren’t doing it for you, then maybe the cold hard facts will.
TBI is no joke. Check out Courtney King Dye’s story here
It’s not the broken arm that will get you.
That’s 1 in 5. But there’s something you can do to help drive that down…
and it’s the preference of the aesthetically gifted (you know, like you)…
They’re better than birthday hats, you WON’T be able to contain yourself.
So do the sexy, fun and smart thing:
Stats and Sources:
Equestrians are 20x more likely to sustain an injury than a motorcycle rider, per hour. Source
60 number of deaths/year due to head injury (compared with 8 for Football)Source
1 in 5 equestrian injuries are head injuries. Source
60% of riding fatalities occur from head injuries. Source
15,000 number of ER admissions for equine-related head injuries in 2009. Source
2 feet number of feet at which head injury can occur Source