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post #1 of 117 Old 06-14-2012, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Helmets - Do you wear one?

I've been riding for a couple years and whether I'm trail riding or reining, I wear a helmet. I figure the first time I opt not to wear one, that's the day I'll fall off and bump my head.
At my lesson ranch, NO ONE wears a helmet. I get a few weird looks for wearing one. Everyone else wears a cowboy hat. It's kind of disappointing that there's a stigma.

Anyone else insist on wearing a helmet?
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post #2 of 117 Old 06-14-2012, 12:35 PM
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I do if I have a bad feeling or if I'm riding an unknown horse. Otherwise hell with the helmet. People say it might be asinine but if I die it'll be doing something i love...

Do I look down on ones who wear a helmet? Of course not! Everyone has there own personal preference !
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post #3 of 117 Old 06-14-2012, 12:37 PM
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I wear a helmet. Anyone that rides my horse wears a helmet.

Anyone I teach wears a helmet.

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post #4 of 117 Old 06-14-2012, 12:38 PM
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I wear a helmet every time I ride. Dying from a horse injury isn't my concern - being damaged for life is. I know a helmet won't protect me from everything but I think it will help a lot.
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post #5 of 117 Old 06-14-2012, 12:42 PM
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i haven't worn one since i was 15 probably. i do want to get into the habit of wearing one again, but i'd have to buy a new one. I've been looking around a little but i hate buying one online that i cant try on. and theres no tack shops within an hour from me that sells many helmets. so i've been putting it off forever.
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post #6 of 117 Old 06-14-2012, 01:03 PM
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i do not wear a helmet, and i have never hit my head on any of my falls, will i? maybe one day. but they way i see it, if i'm meant to die, then i will die whether i am wearing a helmet or not. people have died, and had head injuries while wearing a helmet, and without. but this is just how i see it.
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post #7 of 117 Old 06-14-2012, 01:12 PM
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Cowgirl, I rode cutting and reining horses and I DID wear a helmet. I was the only one doing that, and frankly I didn't care at all how I look or what other people think. When people tried to laugh or make comments about it, I directly asked if they'll be willing to pay for my recovery something would of happen. That shut off all comments completely.
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post #8 of 117 Old 06-14-2012, 01:16 PM
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I don't wear a helmet. I'm already on the horse and I accept that what will be will be.

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post #9 of 117 Old 06-14-2012, 01:19 PM
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I always wear a helmet.
I agree with everything DancingArabian said!
I wear one so if I fall, I have a better chance of being able to ride again and not being in a wheelchair for life.
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post #10 of 117 Old 06-14-2012, 01:26 PM
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Don't wear a helmet unless I'm jumping or riding a young horse. :)

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