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View Poll Results: Do you wear a helmet while riding?
Yes 84 64.12%
No 26 19.85%
Yes, except while showing 2 1.53%
Sometimes 19 14.50%
Voters: 131. You may not vote on this poll

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    06-27-2012, 02:11 PM
Hope. I have never wore one and don't expect to ever wear one. I have not ridden at arenas because they had to helmet rule.
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    06-27-2012, 02:32 PM
I have worn a helmet twice in my life. Once when going to see my current mare when she was for sale and the previous owners didn't want to let me on without one, and once when I rode her at the trainer's. I grew up in a very 'rustic' environment with the horses running in the same pasture as the cows and didn't even know people wore helmets while riding until I was in my teens!

I think it's a good idea, and I've been lucky enough to land on my butt, back or hips when bucked or falling and never my head. At this point though I've been riding for so long without one it just feels weird. I'm sure my husband (and non-rider) would feel better if I did, and maybe at some point I will. But I have no immediate plans.
    06-27-2012, 02:53 PM
Green Broke
I sometimes do there are times where I don't out if pure not wanting to. Mainly in the summer cause it makes my head so hot haha but when I don't I usually just take it easy and work on simple stuff.
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    06-27-2012, 03:04 PM
I never have worn one, when I grew up I didn't know they existed. When I got older and people started using them I thought it was dumb. That being said, I just purchased my first helmet a few days ago and I intend to TRY to get in the habit of wearing it. The reason I got it was the concussion I am still working on recoving from, if I had been wearing a helmet I probably would not have gone through what I have and am still going through after a nasty spill in March. I think there are pros and cons to wearing them, they look silly, are hot (I hear) in the summer and are kinda a pain. On the flip side they can save your life. I am willing to give it a try
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    06-27-2012, 05:50 PM
I think something that can help save your life is definitely worth a shot! It's true that they are really hot in the summer But overall I think it's worth it, at least for me, I know a couple of people who would have been killed without one, and as it was they got hurt pretty badly, so whenever I don't feel like riding with a helmet I think of their accidents and it's always enough to make me put one on.
As for looks...they have some out there that are pretty snazzy and professional looking and do the job, mine is sadly not one of the good looking ones Looks like I have a bubble on my head...sigh...
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    06-27-2012, 06:12 PM
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I do wear one, always. Just my personal opinion but considering risks of this hobby, I feel it's safer to wear one. The other reason is that I take lessons at a public stable where it's self-evidence that everyone (kids & adults) wear one. You aren't allowed on a horse without wearing a helmet.
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    06-27-2012, 06:17 PM
Green Broke
I don't wear one. I wore one the first time I jumped and my first two trail rides.
I'd rather risk my head being hit in a "freak occurrence" than having more of a chance of falling because I'm more focused on the helmet than the horse I'm on (they make me extremely claustrophobic). If I'm completely focused on my horse and its surroundings, I'm more likely to catch a small issue before it turns into a big one that could potentially cause a fall. I've never had an issue staying on rears/bucks/kicks/bolts/etc, but I know that if I wouldn't have been completely focused on the horse and myself during those, I most likely would've come off.
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    06-27-2012, 06:20 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
This subject has already been done to death, numerous times.

Please use the Search function, and you'll more than get your answer.

I think alot of subjects have been done to death, already!!
    06-27-2012, 06:45 PM
Speed Racer, you do not have to reply if you do not want to .

As for me, I wear a helmet every time I ride.
    06-27-2012, 06:59 PM
Green Broke
Never have, probably never will..

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