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?