International Helmet Awareness Day – 22 June 2013

If you didn’t already know it, today is International Helmet Awareness Day.

If you think you don’t need a hat because you’re pretty good and your horse is bombproof, think again. Accidents happen to the best riders, best horses and best rider-horse combinations.

In March 2010, Olympic dressage rider Courtney King-Dye was schooling a horse, without wearing her riding helmet. The horse tripped and fell, and she was badly injured. As a result of this accident, she suffered major brain trauma.

She’s still on the long road to recovery, over three years later.

I have a neurological disorder (not accident related) and I’m here to tell you it’s not nice. So, if an accident to your very precious and amazing brain can be avoided by wearing a hat, just do it. No excuses.

Keep safe.

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About Dystonia Girl

Horse rider who loves to blog and do lots of other things too. Lives with, but is not defined by, a rare neurological condition called Dystonia.
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