Saturday, July 30, 2011

Do you strap one on?

This email from Lyndsey White (co-founder riders4helmets - http://www.riders4helmets.com/) just came through on the horse bloggers email list.

"A special video presentation by US Olympian Courtney King Dye who suffered a traumatic brain injury in March 2010 opened the 2nd Riders4Helmets Helmet Safety Symposium on July 23rd. The video was posted just 48 hrs ago and has already been viewed nearly 7000 times. To view the video please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awJDYBhBPzk. To view reports of the symposium visit www.riders4helmets.com. ALL video presentations from the symposium will shortly be posted on theriders4helmets youtube channel at www.youtube.com/riders4helmets. PLEASE can you help to get this video of Courtney circulated, it may just save some lives if people make the choice to wear a helmet."

I didn't used to, but years ago I decided that I would always wear a helmet when I ride. If you don't wear a helmet, check out the video. I hope it changes your mind.

Every ride, every time.

4 comments:

HammersArk said...

I always wear a helmet!

I was working with a questionably trained horse today and not only strapped on my crash helmet, but also cinched on my x-country safety vest.

craig said...

This post wasn't as sexy as I hoped after reading the title.

Kate said...

Incredibly important. Definitely showing that video to my coach....

Jen said...

I missed my June target month, but I did finally pick up a helmet the other day at Jeffers.

Figured I'd better strap one on before climbing aboard the Mad Max Express for the first time *laugh*.

 
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