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PDCA: Make Your Vote Count!

December 6th, 2010 by Kim

Well, it’s been a long, busy month.  I’ve been wanting to get back to the PDCA issues for some time, but things keep happening that have prevented me from getting my thoughts organized into something useful.  But at this crucial time I must make an effort.  And an effort it is, because I think my brain is still not quite back 100%, even though Jeff says my two weeks are up & I’m supposed to be better now.  You see, two weeks ago, a vote I made a few years ago did count.  So, as a precursor to the main vote we’re concerned about, I interject this first, very important vote.

The damaged helmet that saved my head.

Elect to Wear a Riding Helmet! 

Monday, two weeks ago, I took our tried & true, been-there-done-that, anybody can ride her, old-faithful trail horse to go riding with a friend.  I ended up quickly getting up-close & personal with the hard ground.  I didn’t get knocked unconscious & clearly remember the entire incident.  I landed butt-first, then my head hit.  It didn’t seem like my head hit hard – it didn’t really hurt, especially not compared to my backside!  But it was enough to crack my helmet & give me a mild concussion, which has meant two weeks of pretty severe headaches & dizziness, especially if I tried to read or think or do too much.  Yet more proof that even with a bombproof horse, accidents can still happen.  I don’t really want to know what the outcome would’ve been had I not been wearing my helmet!  So if you or someone you love rides horse, please make the vote for a helmet.  It will definitely count someday!

Now onto business! (more…)