Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Okay, I don't mean to be argumentative here, but I am going to play devil's advocate...
I know that it is much better to wear a helmet than to not, and who knows, maybe this summer is the summer I turn over a new leaf and start wearing one more, BUT
What is to stop you from falling off and breaking you neck - paralyzing you for life?
-A horse falling on you and collapsing a lung?
-kicking you in the face in a freak incident?
-falling on you and shattering multiple bones?
-bucking, rearing, or you just falling of and breaking your back?
My point being, while helmets are helpful in preventing one risk, there are MANY risks associated with handling and riding horses that cannot be planned for or protected against minus full body armor when riding.