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Sara Fogan
I Wear One. Do You?

When I posed for this photo on my first horse, Geeves, we weren’t planning to move or go anywhere, but I insisted on putting on the helmet just in case.

Sara Fogan - I Wear One. Do You?

August 1, 2015 was International Helmet Awareness Day 2015. For the past couple of weeks, my local tack shops and favorite equestrian catalogs offered promotional discounts on riding helmets to encourage riders to invest in and use this important safety equipment.

Helmets are probably the most important equipment that equestrians use when they ride and work around horses. You don’t absolutely need a saddle to ride a horse. Many people, including Gaia Horsemanship founder and instructor Ellen Cochrane, can and do forgo a bridle and reins when they ride. I would love to do that one day, too. But ride without protective headgear? No. Way.

When I was about 10 years old, someone I know went temporarily blind after falling off of a pony. She wasn’t wearing a helmet. That was my wake-up call, as well as that of everyone else where I rode at that time. From that day on, I (and everyone else at the stable) wore protective headgear. For me, putting on a hard hat before I get on a horse is as automatic as fastening my seatbelt when I got into a car. Much of the professional and amateur equestrian community received their big wake-up call about helmet awareness when former Olympian Courtney King-Dye sustained a traumatic brain injury after she came off a young horse during a schooling session in 2010. As I recall, she wasn’t even working on particularly advanced dressage movements at the time; the youngster stumbled, she fell off and landed beneath him. King-Dye wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time and fractured her skull and suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the accident. If an experienced and talented Olympic rider could get hurt like that, so could any of us.

Like so many things in life, it is very difficult to change a known behavior that we have been doing for most of our lives. After all, there is something very romantic and liberating about the image of galloping a horse with your hair billowing out behind you. I just can’t imagine doing that anymore. After witnessing a fall that temporarily blinded someone very close to me, and hearing my dad (a retired neurologist) constantly telling me how dangerous horses and riding are (yes, they can be), I err on the side of caution. In fact, caution is an early and very well-established known in my subconscious mental script.

In light of Ms. King-Dye’s accident, in 2013 the United States Equestrian Federation decreed that all dressage competitors from introductory to Grand Prix must wear approved GPA titanium helmets at local and national competitions. (There went my fantasy about wearing the coat and top hat.) Even though the international show organization, Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI), does not currently have a similar mandate, riders are seen sporting helmets more and more frequently at the international competitions. Charlotte Dujardin, the dressage champion at the 2012 Olympics, won team (United Kingdom) and individual gold medals, and she wore a helmet instead of the traditional top hat. In fact, she was the only competitor I saw who made this choice, although she certainly didn’t have to. I think that must have been another game-changing moment for the Riders4Helmets campaign: If an Olympic champion chooses to wear a certified helmet in competition, so can you and I.

I confess that I was really looking forward to the day when I would be a good enough a rider to be eligible to compete in the Prix St. George (and above) dressage classes. Not just because I wanted to ride canter pirouettes, tempi changes, passage and piaffe, but also because I wanted to be able to wear the top-hat-and-tails that dressage fashion riders sport in these upper-level competitions. (By the way, that is the only “fashion” or look that really interests me.) However, I am not prepared to sacrifice my health and well-being and (hopefully) many more years of enjoyment working with and riding my horse to wear a garment that would not protect me if the worst ever happened.

Following are links for more information about Courtney King-Dye, the Riders4Helmets program and the role of protective headgear in preventing riding-related TBI:

Courtney King-Dye’s Accident Causes Shock and Sorrow, Leads to Drive for Helmets,
Dr. David Geier: MUSC Surgeon Promotes Equestrian Helmet Safety and
“Debbie McDonald Credits Helmet with Saving Her From Serious Injury In Horse Accident”

Sara R. Fogan, C.Ht. is a certified hypnotherapist based in Southern California. She graduated with honors from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in 2005. Visit Sara's blog. For more information about Calminsense Hypnotherapy® and to set up an appointment, please visit www.calminsense

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Humphrey, Giacopuzzi & Associates

Alternative Health Therapies for Horse & Rider
Calminsense Hypnosis ~ Sara R. Fogan, C. Ht. ~ Relaxation Techniques ~ Valencia, CA
Regardless of your discipline, as an equestrian, your success in the show ring and overall enjoyment during the ride comes down to this: Your ability to focus on your riding skills and fine-tuning your communication with your equine partner to the point of becoming one with him. I use the gentle, non-invasive tools of hypnotherapy and therapeutic guided imagery to help equestrians overcome the mental "clutter" caused by distractions at and away from the barn. My services include: teaching relaxation techniques to alleviate competition nerves, increase confidence after falling off your mount/riding out a bad "spook," helping riders memorize a course/test, increase motivation to follow an intensive training program, and more.
Now offering hypnotherapy/guided imagery sessions via Skype!

Premiere Full-Care Equestrian Facility / Boarding / Training / Lessons / Clinics / Holistic Bodywork & Customized Equine Nutrition Programs / Nationally-recognized Equine Therapy Program
3582 Triunfo Canyon Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
818-865-0118, FAX 818-865-0112

The Worthy Horse Equine Bodywork
Susie Huber-Lytal, MS, CESMT, LMT
Bringing Science and Intuition together for a balanced approach to healing, certified in 1995, and is trained in a variety of modalities including equine skeletal balancing, sports massage, therapeutic massage, stretching and saddle fit analysis. Susie's approach to bodywork is based upon a fundamental understanding of how the horse interacts with its environment and task requirements.  Biomechanical analysis provides the foundation of skeletal balancing, where mechanical restrictions that lead to muscular compensations are identified and alleviated, bringing the body back to balance and normal function is restored or maintained. Please look into the current clinic schedule for information on how you can learn to help your horse and identify physical problems before they result in injury.
P.O. Box 2941, Palos Verdes, CA 90274. 310-488-4389


Prevent career-threatening injuries in equine athletes with advanced regenerative therapies. We work with your vet to create potent STEM CELL and PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) treatments to heal equine tendon and ligament injuries and difficult to heal wounds.  These regenerative therapies generate new tendon and ligament cells instead of mobility-limiting scar tissue.  Stem and platelet rich plasma treatments are also available for dogs.
We are a mobile service based in San Diego that services all of Southern California. Angela Nava, CCP 858-292-1262

Salisbury Farms

Horses Helping Humans

Salisbury Farms offers various unique equine programs designed to provide community support and learning, as well as classical riding instruction. Programming includes:
• Individual, Child, and Family Therapy
•  Classical Horseback Riding Lessons
• Horsemanship for riders with Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Equine Prorgramming for youth and adults who have experienced life stressors, social, or emotional challenges
• Adult Adventure Program
• Experiential Learning Programs for At-Risk Youth

Specific instruction for riders (and horses) who want to address a particular issue that has been resistant to change and prevents them from reaching their equestrian goals.

Lakeside, CA   619-723-6202

Gwen Bernardo, BS and EBW, offers a mobile equine massage and bodywork practice as well as an independent saddle fitting service. She provides customized Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massage along with trigger point release and red light therapy. These techniques keep the horse moving freely and performing up to his optimum ability. Let Gwen massage and support damaged muscles, while using body work to help PREVENT stress and injuries before they occur.

Having the saddle you ride in fit your horse correctly is EXTREMELY important to the longevity of his career. First, Gwen uses a Port Lewis ® impression pad to evaluate the saddle’s fit. This mold is used in a dynamic environment and provides an impartial view of the saddle’s suitability for your horse. Once the saddle has been evaluated, she is able to discuss alternative options if the saddle’s fit is not ideal. It is important to note that Gwen is not affiliated with any saddle brand, thus you are guaranteed an unbiased view and a correct solution to your saddle fit issue. Serving Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, and San Diego Counties (will travel further on an as needed basis).

20927 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills, CA, 91364. Cell Phone: 415-505-7337

Is your dog or horse in pain? Suffering from pinched nerves, hip dysplasia, gait issues, degenerative arthritis? Dr. Chris Fiorentino treats horses in Orange County in the cities of Orange, Huntington Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Los Alimitos, Anaheim, and Fullerton. He also treats dogs at his clinic, Lighthouse Family Wellness Center in the city of Santa Ana. He uses the class 4 laser to treat conditions such as hip dysplasia and arthritis with great success. Horses are $100 each and Dogs are $77 for a chiropractic and laser visit and $60 for a laser visit only..

Silvia Colladay DVM
Coastal Veterinary Medicine Inc is a full service equine ambulatory practice based out of Orange County and servicing parts of Riverside and LA County. Dr. Silvia Colladay has been an equine veterinarian in the county for 13 years and focuses her work on the sport horse. Her mission is simple to provide the best quality medicine for her patients at rates her clients can afford. She offers a variety of treatment options to her clients based on individual needs from acupuncture to the latest in technology such as Stem Cell, IRAP and PRP. If you are looking for someone that will work with you, your trainer and your horse as a team then look no more. Other services offered include: dentistry, pre-purchase exams, nutrition, digital radiology and ultrasound, emergency services and preventative care.
Phone: 949-290-0881 Fax: 949-296-0514

Lydia Hiby
Animal Communicator
Escondido, CA. 760-796-4304

New Life Equine Services
Acuscope / Myopulse Therapy / Certified Equine Therapist
Sharon Glenwinkel. Vista, CA. 760-917-5568

Healing, Health and Happiness Center
Healing Services / Bioset Allergy Desensitization / Divine Intervention / Bioenergetic Replenishment
4320 Atlantic # 151, Long Beach, CA 90805. 562-659-1772 

Windwalker Rehab - Renate Andrasevits Reed
Equine Touch Practitioner / Reiki Master / Teacher Bioscan Body Balancing / Human / Horse / Hound / Classes / Consultations
1446 W216th St, Torrance, CA 90501. 310-365-9271 

Sore No More Equine & Canine Therapy - Annette Norfolk
Electro-Acuscope / Myoscope Systems
23351 Lakeview Dr, Tehachapi, CA 93561. 661-304-0757 

New-Dawn Video
Lessons / Training / Horse Whisperer / Arabian breeder / Physiotherapist / Video Service
PO Box 1587, Solvang, CA 93464. 805-680-6069

Animal Behavior Consulting
Consulting Service for Behavioral Problems
68-766 Perez Road, Cathedral City, CA 92234. 760-409-5383

Equine Attunement - Deborah Adams, EBW, BFA
Equine Body Work / Myofascial Release / Bio-mechanics / Essences / Holistic / IEBWA Chair US Division

3224 Kallin Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90808. 562-421-7981

Southern California Equine Rehabilitation Center
Rehabilitation / Lay up / Conditioning / Alternative therapys
9301 W. Los Angeles Avenue, Moorpark, CA 93021. 805-553-9701

Schaffer Equine Therapy
Thermotex Infrared Therapy Systems / Cryo Therapy
PO Box 533, Bonsall, CA 92003. 760-587-3143

Laurel Baker - Reiki Master Practitioner
Reiki Energy Therapy for all animals
San Diego County. 619-415-3219 or 619-463-7443

Animal Heart Strings
Holistic Energy Techniques / Reiki / Equine Touch / Healing Touch / Body Balancing / Animal Communicator / Ordained Minister
1316 N Naomi Street, Burbank, CA 91505. 818-846-3822

Paw-ssage, LLC
Equine Bodywork / Cranio-Sacral / Reiki / Acupressure
826 21st Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. 310-502-1250

Equine Wellness Services & Dynamite Supplements
Electroacuscope & Myoscope Therapy / Rehabilitaiton / Instruction / Dynamite Supplements
PO Box 838, Beaumont, CA 92223. 951-769-3774

The Sweet Water Ranch / Animal Rescue - Adoption 911
The Sweet Water Ranch Inc. is now a non-profit animal rescue / Devoted to helping all the animals in time of need and crisis. / Animal Communicator / Telepathic Communication / Pet Psychic / Candi Cane Cooper is an internationally acclaimed Animal Communicator, helping to mesh the gap between human & animal. She also hots her own radio talk show "Four Legged Love' on the I Am Healthy Radio Network. Animal Rescue / Adoption 911
Chatsworth, CA 91311. 818-317-0487

Windermere Farms
Friesian Sales, Lusitano Sales, Training, Cranio Sacral Therapy
Fallbrook, CA 92028. 760-458-1329

Equestrian Balance
Pilates Training for Equestrians / Instruction / Clinics
30630 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591. 951-378-9531

Medium Masters
Animal Communicator
Suzan Vaughn. San Luis Obispo, CA 93403. 805-781-0273

TopLine Wellness
Chiropractics / Acupuncture / Deep Tissue Release / Neuromuscular Reeducation
800 Grand Avenue, Suite C-1, Carlsbad, CA 92008. 760-730-3062

Animal Rehabilitation
Rehab / Massage
Tanya Doman, PT, CESMT. Orange County, CA 92677.

Wagging Tail Wellness
Equine and Canine Massage Therapy / Animal Reiki / Flower Essences
Los Angeles, CA 90039. 323-350-4130

San Juan Capistrano Equine ~ Dr. Paul Luddy DVM
Equine Lameness / Intra-Articular Injections / Pre-purchase Exams / Shockwave Therapy
31878 Del Obispo Street , San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. 949-698-2573

Horses for Love
Tees & Tanks / Acuscope / Camps / Rescue / Rehab
20 Las Plumas, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. 949-292-1191

Healing the Horse
Equine Structural Integration
Woodland Hills, CA 91367.

Spirit of Equus Rescue
Rescue / Rehabilitation / Adoption / Alternative & Healthcare Classes / Equine Bodywork
21762 Wren St, Apple Valley, CA 92308 .     760-247-7348

Reiki for Horse and Rider
Reiki training for riders and horses
Fair Oaks, CA 95628. 916-812-2931.

InterVision Equine Services
Health Care / Rehabilitation / Equine Physiotherapy / Import/Export / TB consult
Serving Southern Califorina, CA 92075. 310-995-9339

Rancho Miramar
Boarding / Rental Stables / Animal Assisted Therapy

PO Box 1003, Malibu, CA 90265. 310-403-4623

Bonnie Taplin, Animal Communicator & Healer
Animal Communication / Healing for Animals
25885 Trabuco Road #88, Lake Forest, CA 92630. 949-636-5500

Christopher Beale
Reiki / Crystal Therapy

1127 26th Street, #4, Santa Monica, CA 90403. 310-433-1031

Acuscope Equine Therapy at Enlightened Living Wellness Group
Acuscope / Myopulse Microcurrent Therapy

243 N Hwy 101, Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92075. 858-509-1144

Joy Nussen, LMFT, EAGALA Certified / Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
P.O. Box 60812, Irvine, CA 92602. 949-422-6355
Serving Orange County & Inland Empire

Pegasus Therapy Laser
Equine Therapy Laser

7855-2 Via Montebello, San Diego, CA 92129. 858-345-7496

So Cal Equine Sports Medicine
Equine Sports Massage / Acupressure Specializing in Lameness / Recuperative Care
19502 Rancho Ballena Rd., Ramona, CA 92065. 760-315-3064

Pegasus Riding for Recovery-Equine Therapy for the Disabled
Equine Therapy for all disabilities
35450 B Pegasus Court, Palm Desert, CA 92211. 760-772-3057

Watercolors Equine & Children / Free healthy livestyle & info
3300 Rio Vista Drive, Bonita, CA 91902. 619-519-5388

"Heals-On-Wheels" Jerry E. Wall, MhP/ Energy Healer
Lite-Touch LifeForce Energy Healing of pain, discomfort and physical maladies
San Diego CA 92027      951-543-6292

Hannah's Hands for Horses
Equine Sports Massage Therapy
San Diego, CA 92130        858-342-7433

Teal Healing
Animal communication and energy healing
P.O. Box 30636, Santa Barbara, CA 93130     805-451-1585

Healing Hands for Equines
Equine Massage Therapy
Bay area, CA 94121      631-655-8698

JC Equine Rebalancing
Equine massage therapy/ Light therapy/ Energy work/ Homeopathy
Del Mar, CA 92014    Phone: 954-332-8797

Oakhill Shockwave and Veterinary Chiropractic
The most current modalitites in Shockwave Therapy and Equine Chiropractic Care
Calabasas CA 91302   Phone: 818-809-7498

Leaps & Bounds Pediatric Therapy (Hippotherapy)
343 6th Street Unit L, Norco CA 92860       Phone: 951-235-7456

Wellness Energy Tune Ups
Natural Pain Free Bioresonant Speed Healing Physical and Emotional Horses, Cows, Dogs, Cats
San Diego CA 92130    Phone: 858-945-7532

Naturally Balanced ~ Holistic Solutions for Horses and Riders ~ Spezialized in Allergies
Energetic Evalutation & Harmonization/Kinesiology/Bach Flower Essences/Reiki
Solana Beach CA 92075    Phone: 760.828.2305

Now I See A Person Institute
Equine Assisted/ Collaborative Marriage and Family Therapy/Mental Health Services
457 1/2 East Baseline Rd. San Dimas CA 91773    Phone: (626) 487-9305

Howse Wisdom For Wellness
Equine Assisted Learning is about empowerment, creativity, becoming your best self. No excuses.
Garner Valley CA 92539 Phone: 307.277.1235

Kellogg Equestrian Academy
Training/ Health Care/ Equine Massage/ Equestrian Pilates
23401 Via Pajaro Coto de Caza CA 92691   Phone: 949 290 1420

Planet Equus Equine Sports Massage
Health Care/ Equine Sports Massage
Temecula CA 92592     Phone: 760 533 4568

Paul's Equine Services
Lessons/ Training/ Health Care/ Natural Western Horsemanship/ Ground training/ Colt starting/ Barefoot trimming (Pete Ramey methodology)/ Equine first aid
24724 Valley Street, Newhall, Ca. 91321 Phone: 818-523-PAUL(7285)

Using a hair sample we check every ingredient in your horse's diet for food allergies/intolerances.
CA 92308 Phone: 760-247-7348

Millennium Therapy Center
Magnetic Pulse Therapy
PO Box 182, Solana Beach, CA 92075 Phone: 602-510-2141

Barn Bootcamp
Fitness for Equestrians: Get Your Riders in Better Shape!
1009 Clipper Court, Del Mar, CA 92014 Phone: 619 708 9084

Horse care / horse exercising
Los Angeles, CA 91202

Acuscope Therapy Systems "electric medicine for you and your equine partner"
San Marcos, CA 92069

Pegasus Equine Therapy
Therapy that includes horses
711 W. 17th Street, Suite A8&#8232, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Phone: 949-646-8486

Magnus Magnetica
PEMF device
808 Portola Rd, Portola Valley, CA 94028 Phone: 650-219-3080

Performance Plus Equine Therapy
Mobile equine therapy offering non-invasive Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy, Professional Therapist PEMF and Cryotherapy
Southern California Phone: 817-694-5133

Whinny Watch
Health Care
4745 Moorpark Ave, Moorpark, CA 93021

RoseValley Performance Horses and Showjumpers LLC.
Boarding / Lessons / Training / Disciplines: Hunter, Jumper, Reining, AQHA AllaroundSales / Health Care / P3 machine, Electroacuscope, Magnetic and Massage Therapy
2888 English Rd, Chino Hills, CA 91709 Phone: 714-883-2037

Through the Heart of a Horse
Reiki Master Practitioner on Competitive Horses
1399 Ninth Ave #303, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: 773-494-5878

Equine Recovery
Light Therapy & Rehabilitation Services
3220 Riosa Rd, Sheridan CA 95681 Phone: 916-813-2126

The Soul Intention, LLC
Reiki for Horses
121 W. El Portal, Suite 201, San Clemente, CA 92672 Phone: 949-231-0021

Reiki for Animals
Reiki healing
North County San Diego Phone: 760-481-4297

Equipoise Pilates
Equestrian Pilates / Rider Health
Fallbrook, CA 92028 Phone: 760-533-5160

EquiHeal Equine Sports Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy / Accupressure
Serving San Diego, Riverside, Imperial and Los Angeles Counties Phone: 858-900-4013

Chiron Energy Medicine
Physical, Emotional Healing through Energy Medicine other description: Performance Mentor - Take you show performance to a higher level, both horse and rider
6304 Enfield Ave, Encino, CA 91316 Phone: 818-776-8432

Equine Energy Medicine
Health Care
Los Feliz, CA 90027 Phone: 818-297-0782

Rocking Horse Ranch
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy / Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Programs
El Cajon, CA 92021 Phone: 619-443-5400

Elemental Animal Healing
Energy therapy for emotional and physical healing holistically and natural focus therapy.
17082 Leslie Lane , Huntington Beach, CA 92649 Phone: 314-239-4878

Equolution LLC
Equine Health Counsel for Equestrians, Nutrition and Performance
27762 Antonio Parkway, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694 Phone: 855-409-8500

Hypnotherapy and Wellness
Fears, Anxiety, Confidence-Building / Hypnosis for Sports Performance
549 Canon View Trail, Topanga, CA 90290 Phone: 310-455-0156

Equine Sensation
ATS Certified Electro-Acuscope & Myopulse Therapy, FDA Approved, Animal Calibrated / Bio Feedback System with Evaluation & Therapeutic Capabilities
34310 McEnnery Cyn Rd., Acton, CA 93510

Association for the Advancement of Natural Horse Care Practices
Natural Horse Care, Natural Hoof Care, Natural Boarding Information
P.O. Box 1432 Lompoc, CA 93438 Phone: 805-735-8480

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LionHeart Ranch ~ 3582 Triunfo Canyon Road ~ Premiere Equestrian Facility located in the Santa Monica mountains of Southern California ~ Boarding ~ Lessons ~ Training ~ Clinics

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Salisbury Farms ~ Horses Helping Humans ~ Lakeside, CA ~ Classical Riding instruction and horsemanship ~ Adult Adventure program ~ Autism programs

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