Julie Goodnight

Julie Goodnight & Troxel Partner to Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury

SALIDA, Colorado, February 2, 2023Julie Goodnight’s very personal experience with traumatic brain injury drives her to bring awareness to prevention and safety, and she has again joined forces with Troxel Helmets to reduce head injury for riders.

“My 23-year-old son had a nearly fatal motorcycle accident, not wearing a helmet,” says Goodnight. “After weeks in the hospital and a marathon surgery to reconstruct his face, his long road to recovery began. More than 10 years later, we still deal with his brain injury every single day. Most, if not all of this, would have been prevented by a proper helmet.”

With Troxel, Goodnight endeavors to continue her mission to normalize the use of helmets in equestrian sports and model safe riding habits.

“I had the honor of working with Troxel’s founder, Dr. Richard Timms, an ER doctor who saw so many unnecessary head injuries, and shifted his focus to accident prevention,” says Goodnight. “I was with Dr. Timms at the first helmet safety summit about 20 years ago when Mips® technology was first introduced, and it was very intriguing to me.”

Cutting edge Mips® technology is an exciting new integration in Troxel’s Terrain helmet, changing the landscape of rider safety.

“We know from scientific research that the brain is particularly sensitive to rotation,” according to Troxel. “In the event of an impact, the helmet technology provided by a Mips® safety system is intended to help reduce the impact of rotational energy on the head by enabling a relative movement between the head and helmet.”

With this new partnership, riders can now use the code GNIGHT15 to receive a discount on all of Troxel’s helmets at TroxelHelmets.com.

“I have two bike helmets, two ski helmets, and three riding helmets, which illustrates my priorities, but only my Troxel equestrian helmets have Mips® technology so far,” says Goodnight. “It’s awesome to be on the cutting edge of safety technology, and I hope this idea spreads fast!”

Learn more about Mips® technology and Troxel’s new Terrain helmet at TroxelHelmets.com.


About Julie Goodnight

Goodnight is the popular host and producer of Horse Master, a successful how-to TV series on handling, riding, and training horses since 2008. Goodnight travels extensively sharing her no-nonsense horsemanship with riders of all disciplines. Goodnight is experienced with many kinds of riding—she grew up on the hunter-jumper circuits in Florida and is now at home in the West. She and her husband, Rich Moorhead, live in the mountains near Salida, Colorado, where they enjoy riding the trails and training cow-horses.

Explore Goodnight’s training library of articles, videos and more at JulieGoodnight.com/Academy.





Webinars on How to Work on the ShareFile Platform, Create Fillable PDFs and Level Up in CHA by Certified Horsemanship Association

(April 2022) – The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) features Ann Streett-Joslin on how to use Sharefile and create fillable PDF forms for your equine business. Ann does editing, layout, file organization, and user support of CHA’s hundreds of documents.  Ann has been active with horses and the horse industry for more than 55 years, from the show-ring, to 4-H, to guest ranches, to driving, training colts, all types of instruction, and program/facility management.  She is a CHA Master Level Riding Instructor and Certifier for English/Western Instructor, Instructors of Riders with Disabilities, Equine Facility Management, and Driving Instructor/Driver, as well as a CHA Site Visitor Trainer and a former member of both the CHA and PATH International Boards of Directors.  She currently manages Rancho Vista near Dolores, Colorado, where she and husband Dave enjoy trail riding in the surrounding mountains and canyons.  Here is the link to download your copy today – https://CHA.horse/education/#CHA-webinars

CHA is also featuring a webinar by Julie Goodnight, CHA’s Spokesperson on how to know when to Level Up your students as you are teaching them to ride. Julie is best known for her TV show, “Horse Master,” and for her practical training for riders of all disciplines. Her methods are grounded in natural horsemanship, classical riding, and understanding horse behavior. Goodnight is a CHA Master Instructor and a lifetime member. She teaches horsemanship at clinics and expos everywhere and offers online education, how-to DVDs, and her own tack and training tools at JulieGoodnight.com.

CHA produces many webinars each year on a variety of horsemanship topics. Each are an hour in length. There are over 50 educational horsemanship webinars in our online store. These webinars are for riding instructors, barn managers, horse owners and those wanting to buy a horse. Some of the topics include:

  • Helping Timid Riders Achieve Their Horsemanship Goals
  • Horse Selection and Suitability
  • Horse and Herd Management
  • Yoga for Every Equestrian
  • Exercises, Patterns and Drills for All Levels of Riders
  • Risk Management in a Horsemanship Program
  • Teaching Techniques for Riding Instructors
  • Marketing Your Equine Business
  • Equine and Disaster Planning
  • The 9 Things the IRS Looks for in Your Equine Business
  • And Many More!

To select and watch these educational horse industry webinars, please visit https://CHA.horse/education/#CHA-webinars

CHA Equine Professionals Change Lives Through Safe Experiences with Horses. The purpose of CHA is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the horse industry. CHA certifies riding instructors and barn managers, accredits equestrian facilities, publishes educational manuals, has an educational horsemanship streaming video channel, and hosts regional and international conferences. For more information on the largest certifying body of riding instructors and barn managers in North America, Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit www.CHA.horse or call 859-259-3399.  To find a certified equine professional or accredited equine facility near you, visit www.CHA.horse 


Julie Goodnight: Simple & Flying Lead Changes

Julie Goodnight is a Master Clinician and the International Spokesperson for CHA and is known for her weekly RFD-TV show, Horse Master, and her no-nonsense training for riders of all disciplines. Her methods are grounded in natural horsemanship, classical riding, and understanding horse behavior. She teaches at clinics and expos everywhere and offers online education, how-to DVDs, and her own tack and training tools at JulieGoodnight.com.