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        02-25-2013, 06:33 PM
      #11
    Showing
    I don't know that normal wear and tear...or falls, would be covered under the warranty. Only things like shoddy workmanship or materials. At least, that's what normal warranties are like.
         
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        02-25-2013, 06:42 PM
      #12
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Tracer    
    My once white helmet was rather dirt and grass stained, which should give you a fair idea of how hard I hit.
    Yup, mine has dots from hitting the ground. I wasn't actually sure I had hit my head, until I looked at my helmet and it's pretty obvious I did ;)

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    Since you have a concussion, I'd say you hit fairly hard. I'd recommend getting a new one just in case.
    I just realized my helmet was under warranty, so I will probably get a new one just in case. With how I've been feeling, I would be kind of surprised if I didn't hit it pretty hard. I've been dizzy/lightheaded and feeling heavy-headed since Saturday, as well as headaches in between, some nausea, and very sleepy...And my reactions are way slower and I just feel kinda stupid in general ;)

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    Just remind yourself that falling off is a part of horse riding - I think that the world refuses to allow anyone to have the fun of horse riding without the pain of falling off!
    Yup, I keep saying that falling is a risk you take every time you get on the horse. And it's fine, concussions heal, and the rest of my body is totally fine, if a bit sore. I just can't believe my first fall ended in a concussion!!! Crazy.
         
        02-25-2013, 06:42 PM
      #13
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    I don't know that normal wear and tear...or falls, would be covered under the warranty. Only things like shoddy workmanship or materials. At least, that's what normal warranties are like.
    You're probably right...I'm not thinking clearly.
         
        02-25-2013, 06:46 PM
      #14
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by NBEventer    
    Another Canuck here, other coast though lol.
    I'm going to hazard a guess and say you're from New Brunswick. ;) I went to university there.

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    My last one was when bratty mare decided that she had enough of the jumping and Mommy needed to do the jump herself first *eyeroll* Needless to say I made a wonderful lawn dart landing on my hand and seemed to have boinked my head after my hand took the impact. I didn't even realize I hit my head then looked at my helmet and there was a big scratch down the back of it, so apparently I hit my head. I got back on and finished my lesson as it was a clinic and I wasn't leaving mid way through a $100 lesson.

    Come to find out later after my friend made me go to emerg I had a nasty concusion and did some serious damage to my wrist.
    Ouuuuuch. That sounds pretty bad. Apparently I just rolled and crumpled. Yours definitely sounds worse. But you lived to tell the tale!

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    As for how long it takes to get back on, I follow doctors orders on that. If you have a bit of a black out I would take a few weeks as you made your brain kind of slosh a bit which likely caused a bit of bruising to your brain.
    I actually don't know if I blacked out, but I may have. I only remember right before and right after falling, so there's the possibility there. All I know is that I feel pretty cruddy, and standing up for long periods of time make me dizzy, and not having my head resting against something when i'm sitting makes me dizzy...It's pretty crazy. First fall, too.
         
        02-25-2013, 07:55 PM
      #15
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    Greenhawk will replace helmets for a discount if you've had a fall, they informed me when I was buying my recent helmet and didn't have the receipt ]:< not sure if it's all brands though, so bring your receipt in and see if they can get you a discount sticking with the same brand.
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        02-25-2013, 10:57 PM
      #16
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by alexischristina    
    Greenhawk will replace helmets for a discount if you've had a fall, they informed me when I was buying my recent helmet and didn't have the receipt ]:< not sure if it's all brands though, so bring your receipt in and see if they can get you a discount sticking with the same brand.
    Oh, that's good to know! Thank you for telling me. Maybe I'll give them a call tomorrow and ask.
         
        02-25-2013, 11:09 PM
      #17
    Foal
    So, I just remembered...I was riding with a tiny saddle that was too small for me, so for the last lesson and the one before, I rode with a newer saddle (Wintek?). I was riding with the newer one when I had the fall, and the head coach said she thought it might be because the horse isn't used to that saddle, so he was fed up and bucked. What do you guys think? I'd really hate to go back to that tiny, uncomfortable saddle.
         
        02-25-2013, 11:26 PM
      #18
    Showing
    Sometimes horses can misbehave if they are suddenly thrust into new tack...but I would think (and hope) that a lesson horse would be above that. If the new saddle was pinching or hurting him somewhere, I would feel better about it, but if the saddle fits, then, IMHO, that horse isn't fit to be a lesson horse.
         
        02-25-2013, 11:31 PM
      #19
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    if the saddle fits, then, IMHO, that horse isn't fit to be a lesson horse.
    It does fit him...I don't know what happened...He's normally very calm (sometimes too calm, if you know what I mean - usually needs some hard kicks!), and he doesn't spook easily or get upset easily, so it was very strange.
         
        02-26-2013, 05:07 PM
      #20
    Trained
    If you had a concussion, the helmet is ruined. You should be overjoyed that you were wearing it because it probably saved your life. Hopefully you can get a discount on a replacement.
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