Horses - Riding Gear Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:43:00 GMT Head Protection When Riding Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:43:00 GMT <p> Both the horse and rider should wear or use items for protection. Horse protection gear is used a lot by horse trainers, but they usually do not use a riding helmet themselves. The riding helmet should be a standard piece of equipment at all barns.  Many people think that only kids need to wear a helmet.  In reality, everyone should wear a helmet at all times.  Be sure to have quality helmets in various sizes available at your barn.</p> <p> There are many times that your head gets a pretty good bump when you thought that there was no way that would happen.  If you watch a video on head trauma, your attitude will quickly change because the damage that can happen from even a small horse fall can be major.</p> <p> Head protection is vital, but it is not the only part of the body prone to injuries. The knee, elbow, back, wrist, chest, eyes, and hands are all areas that need protection of some type at different times. Consider protective gear for these areas BEFORE an injury occurs.</p> Blog:f363f3a6-3c16-437f-8d76-d49fb3098339Post:64d1de32-8dab-43dd-95e7-96fa6a3b799d