2014-05-04 11.11.03

June 30, 2014

Easy way to waste money

We were heading to a horse show and a friend of mine was going to ride in my truck with me. We loaded up the horses, hopped in the truck and started to drive off. Then we remembered we had left a piece of equipment still at the barn, so I simply reversed to get closer to the barn door. She hopped out and found her almost brand new Charles Owen helmet smashed on the ground after I ran it over with the truck.

What happened is that she put the helmet on the trailer fender and as we drove off it fell on the ground, and as we reversed, it was smashed under the tire.

It became an awkward situation, because her helmet was expensive, and she needed her helmet to horse show! What should I do now? buy her another helmet or let this event serve as a lesson so she would be more aware of where to leave her helmet and other belongings?

Thank goodness we are friends enough to be able to talk and laugh it out! But she had to buy another helmet herself. I did, however, find her a good deal!!

I can’t say that I wasn’t impressed with the smashed helmet. After a few thousand pounds ran over it, I would expect it to be more deformed than it was!!



Fernanda Camargo

Posted by Fernanda Camargo

Fernanda C. Camargo, DMV, Ph.D., equine extension professor at the University of Kentucky, came by her affection for horses naturally while growing up in Brazil. Her great-grandfather was one of the breeding pioneers of the Brazilian horse breed Mangalarga in the early 1900s, and her grandfather raised and raced Thoroughbreds in Brazil for more than 50 years. After receiving her veterinary medicine degree from the State University of Londrina, Brazil, Dr. Camargo followed her passion for horses to Lexington in 2001. She completed a Ph.D. in equine pharmacology and toxicology at UK, where she has been specifically involved in the development, creation and validation of several analytical methods for the detection of pharmacological compounds in equine biological fluids. As equine extension professor at UK, Dr. Camargo’s major focus is Equine Youth Extension and the 4-H Horse Program, which is one of the largest 4-H programs in the country. She develops and delivers educational materials and activities for the county extension agents, horse owners, volunteer leaders, parents and 4-H youth. In addition, she contributes to the adult equine extension program by delivering educational programs related to horse health. She also teaches equine health and disease and equine anatomy at the Equine Science and Management programs at UK.

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