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Helmets are a wise decision

By The Staff

To the editor:

I have been around horses for most of my 62 years. I have been an equine professional since the mid 80s, my wife even longer.

According to Pony Club of America studies 84 percent of horse falls result in concussion. When a safety helmet is worn with the proper ASTM specifications that probability drops to 18 percent. Knowing this fact, plus the recent death of Liam Neeson’s wife, who in their right mind would not demand that their children wear a proper helmet?

I commend the Suwannee Fair Committee and I hope that those other people will wake up!

Ray Knisley

Carriage House Farm