Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
I never used too, but then the farm where I got Toby at (and kept him there for a couple years) required them to ride. So I then got into the habit that just continued. I've been thankful for having it on more than one occassion. Its never the problem horse you expect to have something happen, its the freak accident that creates the worst problems.
For example - last summer we went out riding and my horse spooked a bit. Nothing big, but my girth let loose and my saddle went side ways and dumped me. That was not really bad at all. No - it was the fact that my husband's horse spooked as well and ended up going over me that was bad. He thankfully didn't step on me, but did clip me in the head. I had a small bruise but my helmet was completely cracked. That could have been my skull.
All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!