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    View Poll Results: Do you wear a helmet?
    Sometimes 7 15.56%
    All the time 30 66.67%
    Never 8 17.78%
    Voters: 45. You may not vote on this poll

     
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        03-04-2008, 04:01 PM
      #11
    Foal
    I never ever get on a horse without one! It doesn't matter if I trust my horse with my life, I still wouldn't get on her without one. She doesn't have to spook, buck, rear etc for me to fall off! What if she tripped or fell down and I came off? In this country, it is illegal to ride on the roads wtithout a helmet if you are 14 yrs or under. I don't understand it when people say they annoy them, or are uncomfortable. If they are fitted correctly, they should be comfortable. Each to their own I guess, but I would rather protect my brain and keep riding for years and years, after all you only get one life don't you
         
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        03-04-2008, 04:10 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Its just point blank, I don't want anything on or near my head when I am riding. I don't even ride in a baseball hat much less a helmet.
         
        03-04-2008, 04:23 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by toosexy4myspotz
    Its just point blank, I don't want anything on or near my head when I am riding. I don't even ride in a baseball hat much less a helmet.
    Fine that's your choice :)
         
        03-04-2008, 04:25 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    I deal with that when it comes. I work around it at shows.
         
        03-04-2008, 04:43 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    I grew up being required to wear a helmet for 4H. When we started riding barrels in rodeos and at jack pots, helmets or hats were required, and I opted for the hat. Since then, I have been out of the habit of wearing one, an therefore, do not. I wear one for englihs riding at shows, I wear a hat in western classes, but most of the time I prefer to let my head breathe. When I am on a horse that I do not particularily trust, or that I feel will be hard to handle, I wear a helmet.

    I have no good reason for seldem wearing a helmet - I am definitely not against them. If there were a rule, I would wear one. I know they are helpful - though, there is nothing stopping you from breaking your neck or any other bone in your body. I require all Jr. Riders on my property or my horses to wear a helmet (hypocritical I know).

    I tell the kids that when they are adults, it will be their choice of whether they want to risk their brains or not, but right now, it is not their choice. The kids are very comfortable using helmets, and consider them just like any other piece of tack.

    I don't think there is any good reason not to wear a helmet other than stubborness and stupidity. So, I guess I can be a little of both. :) One day I will learn - for now, I admit my flaws. :)
         
        03-04-2008, 06:31 PM
      #16
    tim
    Weanling
    Not unless I'm required.

    People drive cars everyday but they don't wear helmets for that.
         
        03-04-2008, 06:44 PM
      #17
    Trained
    I don't wear a helmet but that does mean that I don't think that I should.

    I've never hurt my head, or known anyone who has.

    Everytime I'm out there riding a green horse I say to myself "you should be wearing a helmet!"
         
        03-04-2008, 06:55 PM
      #18
    Started
    I always wear a helmet, and have grown quite unused to seeing people riding without them !
    For example, I was riding in an indoor arena near where you come in, and one of the most famous, if not the most famous, rider in Iceland walks in with this beautiful horse, but before I noticed all that I thought, why isnt he wearing a helmet? !
         
        03-04-2008, 06:58 PM
      #19
    Showing
    Well if you drive you're not falling off anywhere...where you could hit your head. But they have seatbelts for cars. LOL! :P It's kinda different.

    I just like being safe...that's all; I mean people get injured every day so I'd rather keep my brain safe than risk it getting injured or my head cut open.
         
        03-04-2008, 07:00 PM
      #20
    tim
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PoptartShop
    Well if you drive you're not falling off anywhere...where you could hit your head. But they have seatbelts for cars. LOL! :P It's kinda different.
    Meh...not really. For one you don't go 65 mph on a horse and you're not encased in a metal box that doubles as a steel death trap in an accident.

    No, I really think automobiles are far more dangerous.
         

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