Another trip to the e.r., another damaged helmet... - The Horse Forum

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post #1 of 28 Old 06-21-2012, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Another trip to the e.r., another damaged helmet...

I got to spend last night in the E.R. With my 11 yr old last night. She got bucked off her horse at our riding meeting (it was her fault) and he stepped on her head... She was wearing her helmet, which now has two creases and a puncture in the shell (puncture on the other side, I'm guessing from a rock in the arena, maybe). He also grazed her cheekbone. The CAT scan shows nothing, so she's home with pain meds, thank God! I'm only now getting to cry. His hoof landed mostly on the helmet, right behind her ear. This child is going to be the death of me, even if she manages to live til adulthood!
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post #2 of 28 Old 06-21-2012, 11:12 AM
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How scary for you, Calico!

So glad the helmet took the majority of damage, and your daughter is more or less unharmed.

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post #3 of 28 Old 06-21-2012, 11:12 AM
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I am so happy she is okay!
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post #4 of 28 Old 06-21-2012, 11:23 AM
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You might need a new helmet now.
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post #5 of 28 Old 06-21-2012, 11:24 AM
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Oh thank goodness she is okay! Hoping for a safe and comfortable recovery for her!

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post #6 of 28 Old 06-21-2012, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I'm very glad she's ok too. She's getting a new helmet today.
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post #7 of 28 Old 06-21-2012, 11:37 AM
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Wow, very scary!! So glad she was wearing a helmet! With that said, just remember 'Horses will keep her distracted from boys' repeat repeat repeat!
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post #8 of 28 Old 06-21-2012, 12:02 PM
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That is so scary. Did you witness this? That would put your heart in your throat.
I remember watching my son tumble off his bike, zooming down a hill, him in front of me and we had forgotten our helmets. It was slow motion hell, watching him go through the air and connect with the asphalt. I lucked out there, but I had the milisecond of horror that I will never forget.

I am so very glad she will be fine.
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post #9 of 28 Old 06-21-2012, 12:07 PM
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Thanks, I'm very glad she's ok too. She's getting a new helmet today.
Glad she's ok!

If it's a Troxel, they have a very generous replacement warranty. It's a nominal fee to have them replaced a helmet that was damaged due to a fall or other accident within the 1st year (I think? Maybe 2?) of purchasing it.

I don't know if other manufacturers offer similar programs but it is worth it to find out.
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post #10 of 28 Old 06-21-2012, 12:28 PM
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I had my troxel liner replaced, but I thought it was 25$. I am not sure , it was 12 years ago.
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