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My helment saved my life from a horrible accident! by Alisha

My 21 year old Quarter Horse gelding is AWESOME! He doesn't buck, rear, or spook. I didn't think I would need a helment on him, but I always ride with one. I thought I wouldn't ever fall off of him, but NEVER SAY NEVER. We were cantering when he tripped. His frount legs buckled under and his back legs followed. I pulled my feet out of the stirrups, knowing that my foot would get caught. The stirrup flew up in the air and hit me. I fell and hit my head hard, which made me black out, even with a helment. my helment was split in half instently. My horse wouldn't have hit me, but he sommersaulted twice and landed on me. 1 year in the hospital, but now I'm fine. It doesn't matter how good of a rider, or how old the horse. ALWAYS wear a helment. It saved me, it can save you!

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