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post #11 of 12 Old 11-05-2012, 06:53 PM
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You've already had 4 concussions and your only 13? I would start being extremely careful with your head if I were you. I'm 17 and have had 2 concussions in my life so far, one minor and one I was hospitalized for and still don't remember what happened.

If I were you, I would wear my helmet all the time around horses, whether your on them or not.. You only have one head, one brain. If you wreck that now that's your life done and dusted, no more. Once you have brain damage that's it, you can't reverse the concussions you've already had, but you can do whatever possible to not gain more to your record.
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post #12 of 12 Old 11-16-2012, 04:41 PM
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I'd be VERY, VERY careful. Even helmets aren't the be all and end all. Last July I survived a wreck because of my helmet....BUT...even with the helmet I was knocked out for at least 10 minutes and I remember nothing of the first 45 minutes after I came to! The head was the least of it, but a head injury on top of my other injuries could have killed me. As it was, I just had a concussion. Helmets will not prevent concussions: They will mitigate them.

I recently read some research that was done on football players who had suffered concussions...every single one of them showed changes in their brain.
Multiple concussions are nothing to take lightly. Multiple concussions in a growing brain???? OMG... Your brain (at least the part involving judgment) is not completely mature until your late teens/early twenties. Your brother who thought it was fun to trip you on the stairs, should be very glad that I'm not your mom. You probably should be too, because your horse riding activity would be very closely monitored. I'm not sure at all that you are taking this seriously enough.

Good luck and PLEASE be careful!

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