Many equestrian helmets don’t protect against brain injury, new study says

To develop the ratings for equestrian helmet ratings, researchers from the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab conducted testing under real-world conditions at the Alphin Stuart Livestock Area on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus. (Credit: Eleanor Nelsen/Virginia Tech)

Horseback riders are at a high risk of getting a brain injury.

The first study that tests equestrian helmets for their ability to protect riders has just been released by Virginia Tech’s helmet laboratory.

Roxy Todd has more.

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