I didn't used to when I was a teen and in my twenties but now I do as an older rider. My helmut is at the barn so I don't know the brand off hand. I would say 90% of the riders at my barn wear a helmut. Where we trail ride it's an old fire area, so there are lots of stumps and logs. Any fall could land you on one of them. Glad to hear you are being careful.
I always wear a helmet! Well, almost always. Case in point, the ONE time in recent years that I did not have a helmet on , my friend's horse bucked me off! Fortunately, I landed softly on very soft ground, but I dont' trust luck to repeat itself.
Tipperary!!! I have used Troxels too, but Tipperary is much more comfortable. I dont' even feel I have it on.
I have said this before on other helmet threads, my experience with these two brands is that the Troxel fits people who have more round shaped heads, and the Tipperary fits those with more elongated ,oval, heads . But, this is just an impression of mine.
Love my Tipperary. I never feel it is an imposition to wear it. I feel like it cuddles me!