Equestrian Medical Safety Association


helmet research

Charles Owen Director Discusses Innovation Award

We hear a lot about helmet technology, particularly in recent years related to football concussion injuries. As the horse sports have relatively few participants and a very small media audience compared to the NFL, it is remarkable when a leading manufacturer of riding helmets is...

Progress toward anti-concussion helmet

For the last half dozen years researchers have been working on riding helmets that are anti-concussion specific rather than a helmet that is designed to reduce risk in one catastrophic incident (which is the manufacture standard in  place today). As recognition that several small...