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    View Poll Results: Do you wear a helmet when you ride?
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        06-07-2008, 09:03 AM
      #21
    Weanling
    Just thought you might be interested...

    Some of the research i've been reading for my assignment shows that there are differences in injuries for different levels of riding experience. Inexperienced riders have more frequent injuries but generally less serious while experienced riders have less injuries but when they are injured, it is usually more serious. I'll put up some more stats later but now... I gotta go to bed or i'll be too tired to ride tomorrow! I gotta get a ride in before the rain comes!
         
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        06-07-2008, 11:26 AM
      #22
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sempre_cantando
    just thought you might be interested...

    Some of the research i've been reading for my assignment shows that there are differences in injuries for different levels of riding experience. Inexperienced riders have more frequent injuries but generally less serious while experienced riders have less injuries but when they are injured, it is usually more serious. I'll put up some more stats later but now... I gotta go to bed or i'll be too tired to ride tomorrow! I gotta get a ride in before the rain comes!
    I would like to see the link where you get these from. Thank you.
         
        06-07-2008, 12:05 PM
      #23
    Showing
    That's very interesting, I think that too!
         
        06-07-2008, 08:00 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    I have always and will always wear a helmet after seeing a fall that almost killed a girl. She was only jumping a BN x country fence when her horse's back legs slid before the fence causing it to trip over the fence which sent her onto its head/kneck, so the horse took off and she tried to hang on (bad mistake) and ended up on the bottom side of the kneck and falling. She landed right underneath the horse and it completely trampled her. She had broken ribs, concussion, and a broken pelvis. She would have never lived if she didn't have her helmet on because the horse stepped on her head 2 times. Causing her helmet to shatter. The force only caused a concussion because she was wearing a helmet. Other words her hull head would have been smashed!!! I know like it sounds like this is a fake story to scare everyone, but it is not. The girl ended up being okay but opted to never jump again and stick with dressage.
         
        06-08-2008, 01:04 AM
      #25
    Weanling
    [quote="My2Geldings"]
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sempre_cantando

    I would like to see the link where you get these from. Thank you.
    They're not links as such, but journal articles. I'm sure you'll find them on the net though.

    Here's my reference list - I've copied and pasted from my assignment: From memory, the ones that have the most about helmet use are Jagodzinski & Demuri, Lim et al, Mayberry et al and Siebanga et al. Actually I think most of them had stuff about helmet use, but some more than others.

    Ceroni, D, De Rosa, V, De Coulon, G & Kaelin, A 2007, ‘The importance of proper shoe gear and safety stirrups in the prevention of equestrian foot injuries’, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 32-39.

    Cripps, RA 2000, ‘Horse-related injury in Australia’, Australian Injury Prevention Bulletin, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, viewed 6 June 2008, <http://www.nisu.flinders.edu.au/pubs/bulletin24/bulletin24.html>.

    Jagodzinski, T & DeMuri GP 2005, ‘Horse-related injuries in children: a review’, Wisconsin Medical Journal, vol. 104, no. 2, pp. 50-54.

    Lim, J, Puttaswamy, V, Gizzi, M, Christie, L, Croker, W & Crowe, P 2003, ‘Pattern of equestrian injuries presenting to a Sydney teaching hospital’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, vol. 73, pp. 567-571.

    Mayberry, JC, Pearson, TE, Wiger, K, Diggs, BS & Mullins, RJ 2007, ‘Equestrian injury preventions efforts need more attention to novice riders’, Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection & Critical Care, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 735-739.

    McCrory, P & Turner, M 2005, ‘Equestrian Injuries’, in Epidemiology of Pediatric Sports Injuries, eds DJ Caine & N Maffulli, pp. 8-17.

    Monash University Accident Research Centre n.d., Preventing equestrian injuries, Victoria, Australia, viewed 3 June 2008,
    <http://www.monash.edu.au/muarc/projects/horse.pdf>.

    Newton, AM & Nielson AM 2005, ‘A review of horse-related injuries in a rural Colorado hospital: Implications for outreach education’, Journal of Emergency Nursing, vol. 31, pp. 442-446.

    Siebanga, J, Segers, MJM, Elzinga, MJ, Bakker, FC, Haarman, HJTM & Patka, P 2006, ‘Spine fractures caused by horse riding’, European Spine Journal, vol. 15, pp. 465-471.
         
        06-08-2008, 08:53 AM
      #26
    Foal
    I wear one all the time, even when i'm in the stall tacking them up. But I won't if i'm just leading them around the barn or out to pasture.
         
        06-09-2008, 02:24 AM
      #27
    Showing
    I understand as a student you have limited access to updated and correct information.

    Those references mean nothing to me. I need something I can actually look up. I work in a major trauma centre as well as the Orthopedic centre at the University of Calgary- which is the major centre for lower and upper extremity injuries.

    Until I see accessible information, I rest my case.
         
        06-09-2008, 04:11 AM
      #28
    Weanling
    What case exactly are you trying to prove? I'm a little confused. Besides, most of these journal articles are peer-reviewed and considered very credible sources by my university. Aren't journal articles where health professionals find up to date health information? That's the impression I was under from my lecturers and other health professionals. What sort of 'updated and correct information' were you hoping for? And where might I find it for future reference?

    This is the link for the Mayberry et al. Article. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17414356 Its PubMed - isn't that a credible source?
         
        06-09-2008, 06:52 AM
      #29
    Showing
    Those are certainly good sources. Actually, I'm not very surprised about the statistics. Inexperienced riders most often don't push to the level it gets way too dangerous. On other hand very experienced rider may get to the point of situation horse cannot handle, so fall/accident in this case may be much worse.
         
        06-09-2008, 11:21 AM
      #30
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sempre_cantando
    what case exactly are you trying to prove? I'm a little confused. Besides, most of these journal articles are peer-reviewed and considered very credible sources by my university. Aren't journal articles where health professionals find up to date health information? That's the impression I was under from my lecturers and other health professionals. What sort of 'updated and correct information' were you hoping for? And where might I find it for future reference?

    This is the link for the Mayberry et al. Article. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17414356 Its PubMed - isn't that a credible source?
    Sure this last one is now that it is actually viewable.

    There is nothing to prove. Merely making a point that the information provided is incorrect. I would think that reading this from a healthcare professional's point of view WHOM WORKS in the setting in question would be more than enough to give you an understanding as to mare reality of the situation.

    I guess not. I am done with this thread-it isnt going anywhere.
         

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