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    04-09-2010, 06:04 PM
  #21
Weanling
I didn't find any thing about it on the internet! Thanks though!

And Jump4Heaven: I didn't know that about trail riding. I only went on a trail ride at a state park here.
I don't make people sign waivers but I don't let them ride without me leading them on a line no matter how experienced and if they are under age I make their parents watch. I should print out some waivers just to be on the safe side.
     
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    04-09-2010, 06:06 PM
  #22
Weanling
You have to be over 18 to not wear one where I am. And trust me, you want to wear a helmet.

Im over 18 and I used to skip wearing one sometimes, and then one day on my very reliable horse, we took a fall, completely unexpected. My horse and I both fell down a ditch and I broke some of my teeth and cut my face open to a point where my face was bleeding very heavily.
If I wasnt wearing a helmet I would be dead right now.

You really should always wear a helmet.
Your doing a dis-survice to yourself by not wearing one that can cost you your life
     
    04-09-2010, 06:20 PM
  #23
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by heyycutter    
you have to be over 18 to not wear one where I am. And trust me, you want to wear a helmet.

Im over 18 and I used to skip wearing one sometimes, and then one day on my very reliable horse, we took a fall, completely unexpected. My horse and I both fell down a ditch and I broke some of my teeth and cut my face open to a point where my face was bleeding very heavily.
If I wasnt wearing a helmet I would be dead right now.

You really should always wear a helmet.
Your doing a dis-survice to yourself by not wearing one that can cost you your life
That was the first time I rode without a helmet in about 5-6 years. I know all about falling believe me. I was riding (with a helmet) and my horse tumbled and I fell over her head and landed on my face, almost breaking my nose and my horse almost crushed me.
     
    04-09-2010, 06:23 PM
  #24
Weanling
Well, im glad you know the cosaquences.
Sorry, I just have mom instincts that kick in when I see kids in dangerous situations lol :)
     
    04-09-2010, 06:33 PM
  #25
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by heyycutter    
well, im glad you know the cosaquences.
Sorry, I just have mom instincts that kick in when I see kids in dangerous situations lol :)
Oh no its fine. Its good that you are like that! You aren't stupid about riding and that's good (:
     
    04-09-2010, 07:32 PM
  #26
Yearling
To answer your question,.. it is probably not illegal on your personal property.

To state my opinion on wearing a helmet... all those who Don't wear one have absolutely no concern for themselves or the people who care about them. It only takes one fall to kill you. And you're only kidding yourself if you think it'll never happen to you.
     
    04-09-2010, 08:06 PM
  #27
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reiterin    
to answer your question,.. it is probably not illegal on your personal property.

To state my opinion on wearing a helmet... all those who Don't wear one have absolutely no concern for themselves or the people who care about them. It only takes one fall to kill you. And you're only kidding yourself if you think it'll never happen to you.
I do wear a helmet just the one time I didn't because like I stated (:P) I left it in my room and my grandparent's house is 45 minutes away.
     
    05-22-2010, 02:11 AM
  #28
Foal
I have not hit my head riding a horse yet, so I don't wear one riding.

However I fell out of bed one night and hit my head on the night stand so I always wear one when sleeping.

I feel a little old for it, but I never heard of wearing a helmet when I first rode a horse. The good Ol' days when if a car had seat belts they were decorations, and the box of a pickup was just a roomy back seat.


I make my daughter wear one, but like many things it is a case of do as I say and not as I do. When she gets more experience I will let her have the option though.

Life is dangerous and unpredictable, and a helmet does not guarantee safety. You can still get hurt or killed while wearing one. IMHO too many people get a false sense of security from helmets and seat belts.
     
    05-22-2010, 04:07 AM
  #29
Lis
Yearling
Yes you can still get hurt wearing one but they save a hell of a lot of lives and I'm speaking as a possible one of those lives. Spent years riding, never had a fall that would have hurt my head then I came off onto the top of my head coming out of a bolt. I would have smashed my skull if it wasn't for my hat. I also wear a body protector because I've been on both sides, I was kicked while wearing one and only had a bruise on my ribs instead of having them broken but on the flip side I was an idiot and didn't wear one when I was on a jumping lesson and riding a known bucker, I came off and broke my shoulder which I wouldn't have if I'd wore the body protector. It takes one time for something bad to happen and having something like helmet increases your odds of surviving without a terrible head injury or indeed just dying. My mum is a special needs teacher and she once taught a little girl who had been a rider and who was severely handicapped but hadn't been like that all her life. One accident without a helmet reduced a bright and capable little girl to someone who could barely understand what they were trying to teach her and would need care for the rest of her life.
     
    05-24-2010, 08:00 PM
  #30
Yearling
Yeah, same question for me, too. Why not just wear it?
Honestly, I know it seems silly, there's always the whole, "Well, I could die walking across the street," controversy.. But don't you value your life? Seriously, why not just wear it?
I know this doesn't have much to add to the argument, because it's not riding, haha.. but there's a snowboarder that I used to fallow, and he recently fell WHILE HIS HELMET WAS ON, and got a pretty serious brain injury. He spent four months learning to walk and talk again, trying to regain his sight, and he is still regaining his short-term memory. If he wasn't wearing his helmet, his doctors are sure he'd be dead. And if he wasn't, I don't even want to know what sort of state he would be in.
     

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