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    04-16-2013, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by CowboyBob    
Sorry but, you did. How else do you become a paraplegic???
Courtney King Dye Injury - Bing Videos


Courtney says here that she can't walk by herself; that's close enough to paraplegic for me.
     
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    04-16-2013, 09:16 PM
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Courtney King Dye Injury - Bing Videos

Although 3 years after the accident, she's able to slowly shuffle, with a cane. (check out the extent of her disabilities resulting from not wearing a helmet, & her slow, laborious progress on this page.)
     
    04-16-2013, 10:56 PM
  #63
Yearling
Northern, Courtney King-Dye suffered a traumatic brain injury - which is very different from being a paraplegic.

My mother suffers terrible seizures and brain damage due to a (helmet-less) fall off of a horse, and will never be able to ride again. My best friend fell off her bike without a helmet (the first time she had never) and had three brain bleeds and can no longer jump or do anything more than trail riding (against doctor's orders). I will always wear a helmet. I think they would kill me if I didn't.

I'm not going to force helmets onto people, do whatever you want, but I do think you put yourself at greater risk.
     
    04-17-2013, 08:53 PM
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I wouldn't rule out the possibility of paraplegia being caused by traumatic brain injury: there are 80 possible causes, according to one site, & one of them is simply, "trauma".

I'm not a medical expert, but if "trauma" can cause paraplegia, brain trauma isn't ruled out.
     
    04-17-2013, 10:50 PM
  #65
Yearling
Not to be a nudge, but from BrainandSpinalCord.org:
"Paraplegia results when an injury to the spinal cord is below the first thoracic spinal nerve. This results in the loss of feeling and movement, to some degree, of the legs. Paraplegics can experience anything from impairment of leg movement to complete loss of leg movement all the way up to the chest. Paraplegics are able to move their arms and hands."
I'm interested in seeing this website, seeing as paraplegia is not the same as a TBI in any way.



King-Dye is not a paraplegic. She hit her head, not her spine.


Christopher Reeve, on the other hand, was wearing a helmet and protective vest when he damaged his spinal cord and became a quadriplegic. His helmet and vest certainly did not protect him from that.
     
    04-17-2013, 10:54 PM
  #66
Trained
We take risk everytime we are near our horses.
I do not agree with the Parrillis stating that no one should ride a horse unless it is completely broke or what ever.
If a horse is breathing it can and will bite buck or kick given the right circumstances. Any equine professional that doesnt believe that should seek other employment.
I like my horses to be spirited and the moment I start to fear injury is the moment I will sell all 31 horses I own. That doesnt mean I am careless I am attuned to my surroundings and my horse.
I had a gelding rear up and fall over today. I stepped off as he fell . Got back on him and rode him the mile back home. Shalom
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    04-17-2013, 11:18 PM
  #67
Green Broke
I agree db, we assume the risks. No different than climbing into a vehicle and driving down the road. It's a personal choice on how much risk you are willing to take.

To say that you shouldn't get on a horse until he is safe/broke is ridiculous!
My good horse, he is well broke and gentle, however my latest incidents can be attributed to "accidents", not the fact of whether he is broke or not.
One wreck was stopping cows from running off and he happened to stick his front feet into a loop of cable(at a dead run) unseen by either of us under sage brush. We came to a rather sudden stop. I broke out several teeth(through my lips) and caused some scarring. Also required some corrective dental work.
I was heeling a calf to doctor and he slipped and fell on me turning my foot backwards. I didn't go to the doctor but I suspect the foot was broken given it's current shape.
Those accidents had nothing to do with how broke my horse was.
     
    04-18-2013, 11:44 AM
  #68
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
A safety officer told me that in some instances a helmet can be a detriment. The styrofoam padding creates a ridge that runs the circumference. Altho the foam will absorb energy during a sudden stop, (hard to explain) the head stops and the neck keeps going, compounded by the thickness of the foam. This could result in a broken neck when without a helmet it may not occur. Apparently work is going on to develope a closer fitting helmet with good shock absorbancy but we may need to wait for new materials.
That to me is like saying seat belts in a car can be a detrement to driver and passenger safety because I knew a guy that died in a car wreck because the seat belt held him in place and he couldn't get out and burned. If he would have been thrown free he may have survived. Even though the odds of it saving you from injury far outweigh the odds of the previous scenario happening.

Helmets are a choice for a reasonable adult to make whether or not they want to wear one In my opinion kids should wear them and my daughter will wear hers. As for Parrelli wearing one, I don't know. I would like to think she is using her exposure to display and preach safe riding practices for novices. That being said it may be only for financial gain.
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    04-18-2013, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by EliRose    
Not to be a nudge, but from BrainandSpinalCord.org:
"Paraplegia results when an injury to the spinal cord is below the first thoracic spinal nerve. This results in the loss of feeling and movement, to some degree, of the legs. Paraplegics can experience anything from impairment of leg movement to complete loss of leg movement all the way up to the chest. Paraplegics are able to move their arms and hands."
I'm interested in seeing this website, seeing as paraplegia is not the same as a TBI in any way.



King-Dye is not a paraplegic. She hit her head, not her spine.


Christopher Reeve, on the other hand, was wearing a helmet and protective vest when he damaged his spinal cord and became a quadriplegic. His helmet and vest certainly did not protect him from that.
This was my only point, A helmet saved Christopher Reeves life, it did not protect his neck. Helmets protect the skull brain injuries can still happen with a helmet they are less likely but not impossible.
My only point on helmets, is that they can make you "safer" they will never make you "safe" if you want to be "safe" don't ride horses. There are thing we can do to be "safer" but we can't make horse back riding "safe".
I had a brain injury years ago, Long story short, I pasted out fell over backwards and hit my head on a pipe and then on the ground. I was in the hospital for about a week with bleeding on he brain and brain swelling. Should I now spend my life wearing a helmet "just in case" in fall and hit my head again?
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    04-18-2013, 08:39 PM
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I don't recall the site's name, but if you google "80 causes of paraplegia" it might turn up. I read that it's a spinal cord injury, too, but then I read the 80 causes list.

All the disabilities that happened to Courtney, I don't want, whatever "trauma" can mean in connection to accurate use of the word, "paraplegia". That was obviously my point.
     

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