The “Ride With Me” App for Safety

Ride With Me is a horseback riding safety app by Smartpak that gives you peace of mind when riding. Many horseback riding accidents happen when no one is around. If you fall and can’t call for help yourself, Ride With Me is designed to alert your emergency contacts. When you start your ride with Ride With Me, the app monitors your movement to know that you’re in control, using the natural rhythms of you and the horse. If Ride With Me detects no movement over a period of time, a warning will sound. If you’re okay, one button silences the...

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International Helmet Awareness Day & Helmet Sales

Did you know that September 17 is International Helmet Awareness Day? Many of us wear a helmet in our everyday riding, but we don't pay much attention to the helmet we are using. International Helmet Awareness Day is here to help with that! Did you know that helmet manufacturers recommend that you replace your helmet every four to five years? Well, they do. Everytime you ride (and sweat or get dirt in your helmet) you are effectively breaking down the Styrofoam inside the helmet that aids in shock absorption. Therefore it is not going to protect you as it should if...

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