i've always worn a helmet, but at my old stable if you were over 18 and was riding your horse,the choice was up to you. I have debated a couple times whether I should wear a helmet, and I never could think of a good reason to not wear one. I am getting a light weight one for the summer because it just gets too hot in a black helmet with no vents
I do not wear a helmet if i'm on the ground with Vega or lunging her.
To each his own if you want to wear a helmet or not, but I just don't see a good reason not to wear one.
Delete, are you able to wear anything on your head and concentrate? Do you wear western hats when you show? If you do, I don't see how a hat and helmet are different. Other than a helmet having to be buckled and obviously not a hat.
But if you'd like can you explain the difference?
I think if you can't see well with your current helmet, than the size is wrong. Mine has never affected my vision.