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North Lawrence, New York, United States
I can be described as lover of life, an animal lover, and lover of education. I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. I've been around horses my entire life. I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, reiki, red-light therapy, essential oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, chromotherapy, flower essences, and more. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher who offers treatments for people, horses, dogs, cats, and other creatures great and small. I also teach Reiki classes for those interested in learning how to treat themselves, their loved ones, and even their animals! Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Weekly Task Challenge: Helmet Check!

If you don't know what to do, have little time, or just feeling stuck, try the weekly task as a way to at least do something with your horse! (It just may motivate you to do more.)

OK, so have you noticed the theme lately with the weekly task challenges? Remember these? Check you tack, check your blankets, well now is the time to check your riding helmets! I've been focusing on tasks that not only have to do with safety and comfort but, those that can be easily done with no potential excuse for not doing so like for instance, the weather!

So, have you checked your riding helmet lately? How old is it? Did you ever fall in it? Does is even fit you properly? Is it an ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials)/SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) approved model? This week's task is to assess your riding helmet and all issues revolving around equestrian helmet safety. To help, I have listed several resources below (thank you Troxel Performance Headgear).

Troxel Safety Center

Helmet Evaluation Quiz

Helmet Facts

Helmet Myths

Proper Fitting Helmets

Helmet Safety Certification Facts

Helmet Advisor

What is ASTM/SEI?

Companies Manufacturing Approved Helmets
Troxel - *Manufacturers only approved helmets.
International Helmets
Australian Holdings
Charles Owens & Co. Ltd.
Lexington Safety Products, Inc.
Equine Science Marketing, Ltd.
Del Mar Helmet Co., Inc.

*Weekly tasks are based on many different Parelli resources I have studied as well as my own ideas on how to proceed through my journey. Some of the content was copied to make it easier to put up in a timely manner. Please consult http://www.parelli.com/ for any official instructions or materials.

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