After riding for 30+ years bareheaded; riding on goat trails to 1,300′ mesas in Monument Valley, switchbacks in Colorado, galloping gleefully through sage meadows, I bought a 5 year old Walking Horse.
General turned out to be a spinner/bolter and on our first trail ride he left me in the dust with a bruised ego, sore knee but worst of all a busted-up brand new Stetson straw hat. I went out and bought a Troxel helmet and have been wearing them for the past 12 years and I never ride without one!
A horse can teach an old dog a new trick or two.
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