Post by Dara Turner
I haven’t got to ride since just before Christmas. So when this last Saturday rolled around, I was ready. Or so I thought. The fall I took was not big. I just slipped off Dollar while trying to ride bareback. I landed hard on my rear end and also hit my head on the ground.
I noticed at the time that my helmet was not quite right. It wasn’t until I got home that I found all the damage done.
The outer shell is split and separated from the inner shell. The inner shell is cracked at the back bad enough you can see daylight thru it.
I guess I hit harder than I thought. I’m glad I’ve become very diligent about wearing a helmet. There’s no telling how bad of a head injury I would have had if I wasn’t wearing my helmet. I’ll being buying a new helmet this week.
I can’t stress enough that if you ride a horse, PLEASE wear a helmet.
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Post by Dara Turner
I just received my Horse & Rider magazine. This is just one of my magazines that I read front to back. There is an article in this issue that you, as a novice looking to buy a horse, MUST read!! The article is “7 SIGNS YOU SHOULD WALK AWAY FROM A HORSE FOR SALE (OR SELLER)” by Bob Avila.
This article tells you what bad habits to look for. The article goes into bad attitude, this would be cranky, rude or impatient. It tells you about being barn sour and also about not respecting your space. There is a small section of information about lameness. There are also signs to look for in the seller. This article is only 4 pages long, but it does give you information that you will need when you go to look for that dream horse. READ IT!! & READ IT again!!
And when you are done with this article, read the one from Clinton Anderson on getting your foot shy horse to let you handle those ticklish feet. Oh and don’t miss YOUR HORSE YOUR LIFE for a few pointers. There are some really good common sense things a novice horse owner may not know. There are also on going articles on conformation, riding & horsemanship. AND THIS IS JUST 1 ISSUE!!!
If you don’t have this magazine . . . go out now & get it at your local bookstore, drug store or grocery store. It is well worth your time and effort for this one. This is just one MUST HAVE magazine for any novice. It is just full of information. There is also EQUUS. I highly recommend this magazine for the latest in horse health. Practical Horseman & Dressage Today are outstanding magazines for the owner who leans more towards English riding.
These are the magazines that I subscribe to for the latest information in health, riding and horse related products. Over the years, I have gotten an enormous amount of information from these magazines. There have been articles on legislations that effect the horse world. There have been articles on which hay may be better for your horse, oats vs sweet feed and which plants in your pasture are deadly to your horse.
If you don’t have a subscription for any of these, check out the MUST HAVE MAGAZINES in the right column of my blog. Just click on the magazine that you would like to subscribe to.
Subscribe today, don’t miss another issue!
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