I posted earlier about my dismay with the Troxel Legacy Gold, where, after over 10 years, apparently the sizing/styling had changed and it no longer fit. When I called customer service to ask about the issue, they weren't very helpful. But in the process, I heard from several people - at local tacks stores, and on the board - where others had had the same problem. So apparently it wasn't my ego making my head circumference mushroom.
I ended up by buying a Tipperary, and contacted Troxel one last time - to let them know why they had lost a customer of so many years' duration.
Well, I just had a call from the CEO of Troxel, wanting to understand the problem and see how they could address it. They have now realized that the styling changes may have made it less universally appealing, and were grateful for the input.
But she went a step further, and offered to send me a helmet at no charge.
Well, I now have a helmet. But I saw the opportunity - because Special Horses is gearing up for another fundraiser to help support our participating groups.
I asked if we could have a certificate for a Troxel helmet in our Grand Prize basket for this fundraiser, and she said she would send out a certificate immediately!
How's that for helping to make it right?
All I wanted was that they be responsive to the issue - well, they certainly have been, and with a very happy outcome!
So - for all you Troxel lovers out there - and especially for those who wear the Legacy Gold Duratec - they are listening to your concerns and adjusting the helmet to make it work better regarding sizing.
The next fundraiser is "We Are All Winners" - we will have a few weeks where people will submit their horse's photo, and then we'll upload them onto the site, and then have people vote. The horse with the most votes gets the "Win" prize basket, which will include the Troxel certificate (we'll also have a "Place" and "Show"). This year, because we are 501(c)3, we can directly accept donations and then split the proceeds amongst the groups. We are also working on having a wee bit higher entry fee, but that will come with a tshirt!
We are just working out the bank account/paypal/organization details. And I am thrilled that we already have such a fabulous item in our winners' prize basket! Even better - Troxel offered to make such a donation very year.
I am just overwhelmed by their generosity! So, very, VERY happy outcome!
What are they doing about the adjusting gizzeee in the back? the one on the dakota is one of those pinch together with prongs that pull your hair out? Also there is no room for sunglasses. Please pass it on!
I have a Troxel Sierra that is the only helmet I could find that fits my 7 3/4" head. I'm going to be adding an English one to my collection when I get back to the US and the Troxel Reliance is first on my list.