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post #71 of 88 Old 04-19-2013, 10:46 AM
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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.
I totally understand I do not want to end up like that ether.

But wearing a helmet will not 100% guarantee that I won't end up like that or worse. A helmet will lower the chases of that happening but it's not 100%. We as professionals and semi-professionals need to talk about safety in real terms and speaking about helmets as if they will make you 100% safe is a big mistake and can give people a false since of security that could get them into trouble.
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I totally understand I do not want to end up like that ether.

But wearing a helmet will not 100% guarantee that I won't end up like that or worse. A helmet will lower the chases of that happening but it's not 100%. We as professionals and semi-professionals need to talk about safety in real terms and speaking about helmets as if they will make you 100% safe is a big mistake and can give people a false since of security that could get them into trouble.
This was my point in bringing up Reeve. He was a huge safety advocate and still was injured horribly. No one could have predicted or prevented that.

By the way, is it just my area or has anyone noticed an increase in safety vests outside of cross country? I've seen a ton of jumpers buying, and all of the local tack stores are carrying more of them.
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post #73 of 88 Old 04-19-2013, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Here's another question: what's the list of prioritized safety gear re: helmets, neck protectors, & body protectors? Say I wear a helmet & wonder whether to protect the neck or the body, if I had to choose? Perhaps there's no way to accurately prioritize.
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post #74 of 88 Old 04-19-2013, 08:30 PM
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Now that's! Is a good question!! What would it be and where does it get rediculess? Knee, elbow, rists, hips, pritty soon we are all riding in armer like knights.
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post #75 of 88 Old 04-19-2013, 08:52 PM
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Now that's! Is a good question!! What would it be and where does it get rediculess? Knee, elbow, rists, hips, pritty soon we are all riding in armer like knights.
Agree....that's what I said before....but even jousters get hurt in full body armer!

If I was to choose a piece of equipment to protect me, since I always seem to fall directly on my arss when I fall, I would choose a butt protector. But, that will, in turn, make my butt look bigger...so that is not going to happen.

I do wear a helmet on trails....but I think it's a mental game really....idk. But, I will probably be hurt in other parts of my body if I was to fall anyway.
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LOL!!!....AND, some people do this to their horses too!
Wait....his head isn't covered.
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^^ Maybe his shoes have weights, so he only falls on his feet?

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I've opted to not reply for a while. But, it's Friday night and what the heck.
The silly little helmets sold for riding seem useless. There I said it. A good helmet should protect the face and skull all of it. The brain and airways being pretty important and all.
I personably, have been in a lot of serious high momentum car crashes. All in full face dot/ snell approved helmets. And here I am being that thorn in your side. I lived because of the safety gear. Yes. But it was safe. A skull cap of styrofoam and plastic is useless 99% of the time. I personally don't tend to fall on top of my head. And I crash/ fall a lot.
Though if you we're to ride in a full face, crash tested, with a neck brace... I could see where a helmet would save ya. I totally agree safely is important, I think safety should be practiced. A skull cap isn't the answer. I'll shut up now and feel free to ignore this post.
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I've opted to not reply for a while. But, it's Friday night and what the heck.
The silly little helmets sold for riding seem useless. There I said it. A good helmet should protect the face and skull all of it. The brain and airways being pretty important and all.
I personably, have been in a lot of serious high momentum car crashes. All in full face dot/ snell approved helmets. And here I am being that thorn in your side. I lived because of the safety gear. Yes. But it was safe. A skull cap of styrofoam and plastic is useless 99% of the time. I personally don't tend to fall on top of my head. And I crash/ fall a lot.
Though if you we're to ride in a full face, crash tested, with a neck brace... I could see where a helmet would save ya. I totally agree safely is important, I think safety should be practiced. A skull cap isn't the answer. I'll shut up now and feel free to ignore this post.
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I think it could be a small safety net for few horse related injuries.
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