Traumatic Brain Injury - Riding
Curious how many of you ride after having suffered a traumatic brain injury (tbi). I had a severe traumatic brain injury 30+ years ago. At the time of my injury I had a horse and rode for another 10 years. Then life and other things intruded, although I was still involved with horses on a limited basis, I didn’t ride. Regained my dream two years ago when got a horse again and am riding. Just wondering how many folks have experienced a tbi and if you take special precautions. I am particularly curious about the type of helmets you use. Thanks so much.
I like the Aegis by Devon-Aire
I haven't had a TBI but did recently suffer a concussion after a nasty fall from my horse. I hit my head really hard.
I was wearing an Aegis helmet. It absorbed the shock really well. There's a small, one inch crack in the hard shell, and two small cracks to the interior and that was it. Those who saw me hit thought I'd be unconscious for sure.
The Aegis performed beyond my expectations...far better than the Troxel I'd had before (a very light hit virtually destroyed that helmet, bent/bowed all the vents, the inside was crazy with cracks, the shell warped.) I'm pleased enough with it's performance that I plan to replace it with another Aegis. Lightweight, comfortable at an affordable price. Works for me. :yes:
they take a l o n g time!
I had two strokes, 10 years ago;though from the beginning I insisted :yes::mad:that I would/ could get back to my life with horses again; sadly, that has not been:sadsmile: true:no:; I have done 4 therapeutic riding sessions;) at two different locations; being led at the walk which, was ok with me:yes: I would love to do more ;)but, sadly I am unable to find a program which can take me; I am still in a wheelchair, with left side paralyzed, and a severe visual field cut:cry: