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    04-09-2010, 11:52 AM
  #11
Weanling
Silly question: why not just wear it? Maybe the mother in me is rearing it's ugly head, but it only takes one bad fall to ruin your life.
     
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    04-09-2010, 12:18 PM
  #12
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by speedy da fish    
If you are having lesson you are required to wear one at all times no matter how old you are. I don't know if it is the same in the US
My instructor doesn't care if you're 92, no helmet = no lesson.

I bought myself and both of my girls backpacks from the sporting goods store that were intended for softball gear. They have a section for a helmet and tons of other storage areas which are great for snacks, hoof picks, spare lead rope, gloves, sweatshirt and so forth. They have clips on them for hanging, so we can hang them on the fence for easy access.

Makes traveling between lessons, the barn and so forth very easy. Just grab the backpack and you're out the door and have everything you need.
     
    04-09-2010, 03:09 PM
  #13
Weanling
I usually do wear a helmet but I left it one time and rode without it
     
    04-09-2010, 03:12 PM
  #14
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fowl Play    
Silly question: why not just wear it? Maybe the mother in me is rearing it's ugly head, but it only takes one bad fall to ruin your life.
I do wear a helmet just left it like I stated and my grandparents house was 45 minutes away and I already tacked up my horse and everything when I realized. I have a horse bag with everything I need but I had a lesson the day before and left it in my room.
     
    04-09-2010, 04:27 PM
  #15
Foal
I never wear a helmet. It's not that I rhink I'm invincible. I'm prepared for the worst. But, I think that it is MY choice and if I fall then I will face MY consequences. We don't have any horse riding helmet laws here in new hampshire.
     
    04-09-2010, 04:29 PM
  #16
Trained
^^ but what about your family & friends ?
     
    04-09-2010, 05:13 PM
  #17
Foal
You're from Ohio?

Then no, it is NOT against the law. You do have to in shows though if you are under 18 (At least in most shows..) but not pleasure riding.

And if it is? Almost every barn I have gone to (From pretty professional to just small boarding barns) is breaking the law! Lol.
     
    04-09-2010, 05:27 PM
  #18
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jump4heaven    
You're from Ohio?

Then no, it is NOT against the law. You do have to in shows though if you are under 18 (At least in most shows..) but not pleasure riding.

And if it is? Almost every barn I have gone to (From pretty professional to just small boarding barns) is breaking the law! Lol.
Yes I live in Ohio.
All the lesson barns I've been to requires it if you're under 18 but when I was boarding they didn't require it. I think that its only if you ride someone elses horse then they make you and you have to sign a waiver so they won't get sued if you fall. On your own private property I didn't think it was required. I just want to make sure I am not a criminal (haha jokes) and if I go out riding on a trail or else where I won't get fined.
     
    04-09-2010, 05:31 PM
  #19
Foal
Well you probably know this but if you're trail riding there could be rules about helmets. :)

And yeah, I do the whole waiver thing even at my house. Haha. We once almost got sued because a girl was boarding her horse at my house, and she fell of. >.<
     
    04-09-2010, 05:35 PM
  #20
Trained
A quick search of the internet yielded only 2 US states with equestrian helmet laws, New York and Florida.
     

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